6/12/04 01:10 am
I feel like I should say something about the Harry Potter movie.
Seems like lots of people are being bitchity about Sirius and Remus not being 'pretty' enough.
Well, I like them.
Sirius is hot. And when he's not being screechy his voice is lovely. Perfect casting in my mind. Yes, so he has bad teeth. Big deal. I haven't actually much to say about him. Odd, that.
Remus... well, I can't quite get past that STUPID FREAKING MUSTACHE. I hate mustaches in general, so when I saw him with one my reaction was not pleasant. I don't know why I hate mustaches, I have no weird past incidents that I know of, but dammit I hate them.
Ok, ok, I'll drop it.
He was almost as well-cast as Sirius. He's not really meant to be attractive, since he is supposed to be a very worn out werewolf, but I thought he was cute (once I got past the mustache - OK, STOP THROWING THINGS) and very sweet. He interacted nicely with all the other characters, he fit the character well. And WOW. His EYES. I'm willing to bet those are contacts. I've never seen eyes that blue in real life.
The werewolf: It wasn't the way the werewolf was portrayed in the book. However, it was a very interesting looking werewolf and I could see it being really cool if the book wolf wasn't, well, just a wolf. The transformation sequence freaked me out. I have one rule about movies: If the character you like is about to regrow his head, grow back burnt off flesh, or transform into a werewolf, LOOK AWAY. Well, I didn't. And I remembered why I MADE that rule.
I didn't even notice the marauders weren't mentioned. I can explain this by saying that I was in and out of the theater every few minutes (being female sucks, let's leave it there.) and assumed they explained while I was away.
I did notice the Firebolt was moved to the end of the movie, and pointed it out to my friend who went to the movie with me. She's read books one and two, but not three. That, along with the missing Draco and Co. as fake Dementors scene, kind of annoyed me.
On Wormtail's appearance: i just kinda took the rattiness thing as 'Wow, he's been a rat too long'. I don't remember how he was described in the book, and assumed that he only looked like a giant rat because he was in rat form for so long.
I really need to re-read my books, but I lent them to my aunt and haven't gotten them back
And I just realized I said next to nothing about the actual movie. It was good. I followed what was going on easily enough even though I was in and out of the theater.
I was delighted by the complicated little time-travel bit. I like that sort of thing. Buckbeak was lovely. I wanted to hug him. Malfoy was sufficiently slimey. Snape made me melt and lose all brain function, as always.
I didn't like the scene with the Boggart. Well, to be more clear, I didn't like the bit where it turned into the moon. Snape in a dress was priceless. The spider was funny. But the moon was too 'LOOK! I AM A MOON!' for me. In the book it was described as being a mottled yellowish ball, if I recall correctly. No clouds and flying bats and stuff. (No, I didn't see bats in the movie. But you know they'd have put it in if they thought of it.)
The Knight Bus was too cool for words.
I really really loved the Hogwarts Choir when they first got there. At first I thought they were singing in latin and then I recognized 'Double Double Toil and Trouble' and started giggling. I'm planning to buy the soundtrack just for that.
Can't think of much else.