Okay, I’m going to keep this short — I PROMISE — because I’m way too tired to write a well thought-out review.
But I’ll say this:
We all know I’m emotional as all get out, so it will surprise no one that I cried not one, not two, but three times.
- The beginning scene, before the title screen comes up, showing each member of the trio. YOU KNOW THE ONE
- The graveyard scene with Harry and Hermione and the Potters’ graves
- Dobby’s death and burial (this was where the most sobbing happened)
And honestly, I was very, very pleased with it. I had doubts because a dear friend of mine said it was boring during the camping, but I really, really disagree. Nothing could get more tedious and boring than the camping scenes in the book, and I think it carried over much better in the film version.
Additionally, I don’t ship (aka “support” in fandom terms) Ron and Hermione in the books, even though it’s now canon, but holy crap, in the movie I totally see it and support it. Thank you, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, for being so amazing. Related, but I really loved the part where Harry and Hermione (my “one true pairing,” or OTP) danced. It was not only something that made me squeal inside like the fangirl I am, but also marked what I think was movie!Harry and movie!Hermione realizing their feelings went no deeper than friendship. God but I thought they were going to kiss and I nearly lost it out of happiness but then they didn’t, and you know what? I was okay with that.
Oh God, and Lucius l;dajflsjf. PS: Could Jason Isaacs and Tom Felton look any more alike?! You would think they’re father and son in real life, too!
Anyway, I plan on seeing this multiple times, and I’ll write more in-depth on this later when I’m not so exhausted, especially after another viewing. David Yates, I applaud you and I can’t wait to see Part II.