On Friday night/Saturday morning, we went to the half-past midnight showing of the final Harry Potter movie. These are my thoughts and reactions, chock full o' spoilers and gratuitous italics... ( Read more... )
Overall, I loved it. Yes, I can and do nitpick about certain aspects, but honestly, that's part of the fun for a geek like me, and it would be impossible to make a perfect movie out of any of these books (though Prisoner of Azkaban is pretty damn close). As you've probably gathered by now, I'm extremely picky about movie adaptations of books I love. I mostly don't even watch them. But all in all (with the exception of GoF), I think they've done a fabulous job with the Harry Potter movies. They captured the feel of the characters and Hogwarts and the wizarding world, and that's far more important than the details. I know I'll enjoy re-watching the movies over the years nearly as much as I'll enjoy re-reading the books.