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Harry Potter, Again! :P

July 22, 2007

Been blogging an awful lot about HP in recent times. Can’t be helped. Watched Order of the Phoenix this morning. Loved the way the characters were sketched – Fred&George&Ron ultimately hawt! 😛 – but hated the direction. Really pathetic film. Probably because, the 5th part contains too many details and explanations, to which no film can do justice. They’ve tried to put in as much coherence as possible, but fail miserably.

The book, though, was fantastic in parts, but not on the whole. Prisoner Of Azkaban (Part 3) and The Half-Blood Prince (Part 6) continue to top my favourites. In this book, I thought she made it too emotionally charged and sort of made it an anticlimax. Also, I had to read King’s Cross a second time to vaguely comprehend what AD was saying. 😛 A fairly good finale, albeit with flaws in the plot.

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  1. cle2k5 permalink
    July 23, 2007 9:47 AM

    On worst movie of the month scale , I’d give it a 2 , poor movie

  2. July 23, 2007 5:58 PM

    @de2k5:
    yep, i found it pretty trying! :O

  3. July 24, 2007 9:57 AM

    just flaws in the plot?.. classic understatment… I feel there are some serious inconsistencies in the story… one thing i forgot to add on my post…
    why does volde plan a grandeur of protection for one horcrux while he leaves the others simply lying around, in difficult to guess places, but neverthless simply lying around..

  4. July 24, 2007 7:37 PM

    @vigneswarulu:
    *OTHERS – SPOILERS AHEAD*

    uh…that isn’t true really. 6 horcruxes (harry excluded) – the ring, obviously under great protection seeing it destroyed Dumbledore’s arm, the locket, the awesome lake thing, hufflepuff’s cup, Gringott’s – in the deeper vaults, guarded by Goblins & dragons, Ravenclaw’s diadem, Room of Requirement, pretty good though Harry finding the exact place to hide book was BIG coincidence, Nagini, poor choice but always with him, the diary – again, poor decision to leave it with Malfoy. So it’s just one of the Horcruxes which he didn’t take that seriously, all the others pretty well protected. 🙂

    Anyway, whatever good/bad I or others might say, it wouldn’t stop me from re and re-re-reading all the HPs once more 😀 Too cool, while it lasted!

  5. July 24, 2007 10:49 PM

    I read a fan-fic and then the leaked version online before the book was released. i was praying that it wouldn’t be the actual book because the fan-fic and the book were so similar! i didn’t have any problem with king’s cross because the fan-fic went into considerable detail there…

    it was a nice end to a great journey. but an anticlimax. the only plot inconsistency i can find (no, let’s call that a nagging question) – and The Monk originally spotted this – is if the Elder Wand cannot be defeated, then how did Dumbledore beat Grindelwald?

  6. July 25, 2007 3:45 AM

    hmph, movie disappoints again?
    and deathly hallows looks like a movie script :P, what say
    (seems to be written for the movie)

  7. July 25, 2007 4:59 AM

    @camphor:
    i so made sure i NEVER read any fan-fic! phew – staying away was a pain, but yeah, much preferred reading the book. And the elder wand question, I had too. It’s quite a nag 😛 Have shot you an email! 🙂

    @N:
    yep, movies can almost never be as good as the books. even Bridget Jones’ Diary wasn’t as riotously funny as the book 😛
    and HP7 a movie script? yeah, an 8 hour movie, may be 🙂

  8. July 25, 2007 11:11 AM

    @camphor:
    A wizard can use the elder wand and expect it to work well for him only if he has WON it from the user of the wand! This is mentioned pretty clearly in the book. Now, it is also mentioned that Grindenwald stole the wand from Gregorovich (the wandmaker). So he was not the owner either. But when Dumbledore WON the wand from Grindenwald, it became his.

    Anyways I’d like to hear about more plot mistakes.

  9. Sagaro permalink
    July 25, 2007 1:22 PM

    @Adi:
    Loose. Dei, in the end Hairy Puther says, Malfoy is the true owner, because Snape didn’t exactly win it. So Voldemort cudn’t use it to full strength. Now Grindenwald didn’t win it either. So by killing him Dumbledor doesn’t win the wand… cha.. cha.. bad logic adi. I didn’t expect such mistakes from the ACM finalists… thasall gone zero…

  10. July 25, 2007 7:00 PM

    @Sagaro:
    I beg to differ.

    These two pieces of “fictional gyaan” will justify what happened in the story:
    0) Wandlore is complicated and it is not supposed to be predictable. If it was, why do you think Ollivander does not simply say so?
    1) Wands have minds of their own and can decide to choose their owner.

    Anyways, I’ll also point out that Dumbledore did not kill Grindenwald, Voldemort did. Perhaps you should read the book again. Carefully.

  11. Sagaro permalink
    July 25, 2007 8:23 PM

    @Adi:
    Dei…

    Look at your argument: Albus didn’t kill whereas Voldemort killed. Grindenwald is not the true owner we know that. So Dumbledore killing him, not killing him, voldemort killing him not killing him is of least importance.

    “Wandlore is complicated and it is not supposed to be predictable. If it was, why do you think Ollivander does not simply say so?”

    Exactly my point in your blog… she gives no reason. It is totally illogical and everything is a big “complicated depends”. Why didn’t the wand act powerful, it depends. Why did the wand on own accord… depends. why did this happen depends, why did that happen depends. Isn’t it easier to write such novels, where everything is complex to explain so must be taken for facts. Something will work for Harry, but not of someone else. Something will work for Albus but not for voldemort.

    On a quite unrelated note… not to mention the kiddish protection that Ravenclaw seemed to have… which everyone seemed to be able to crack…

  12. July 26, 2007 5:45 AM

    @sagaro:
    how about

    Malfoy won the elder wand from albus before snape ah “didnt exactly win it”.if malfoy hadnt, then snape would have been the owner but the wand wouldnt have worked for him properly..but then if voldy had killed snape in this scenario,he would have been the owner of elder wand (which would have worked perfectly)

  13. Sagaro permalink
    July 26, 2007 11:31 AM

    @N:
    Firstly, your argument is totally off track. I am talking about Grindenwald. and yet nope. Even if Malfoy hadn’t won it from Albus. And Snape had killed Albus, then the wand would instantly become useless. Why? Because like Harry says in the end, if he keeps the Elder Wand hiddena dn no one kills him and he dies a natural death, the wand will loose it’s owner without having a new owner, so even if someone picks it up, it won’t work properly because he didn’t kill its owner.

    So since Snape had planned it with Albus, killing Albus with or without Malfoy doesn’t make Snape the owner, because in the truest sense he hasn’t won it…

  14. July 27, 2007 6:30 AM

    @sagaro :
    okay, i was trying to say that if someone doesnt win the wand by proper means, it wont work for him , but he’s still the owner and if anyone defeats the owner,he becomes the rightful owner of the wand which would then work perfectly for him

    anyway..

  15. July 27, 2007 4:22 PM

    @s
    I replied. 😀

    About the wand – If snatching a wand out of a wizard’s hand counts, then sure stealing it counts as winning. I think that the ownership of the wand would also have something to do with how much the owner wants to win. *shrug* Anyway, I hope Rowling clears it up, if only so I don’t have to deal with ‘Fate!’ as the answer to ‘why?’. It’s a poor plot that makes you do that.

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