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View Poll Results: How did you like the Deathly Hallows Part One movie?
Loved it! 18 51.43%
Enjoyable, could have been better 12 34.29%
It was OK, but not great 4 11.43%
Hated it 1 2.86%
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:14 PM
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Overall, I really liked the movie... it definitely improved upon the previous ones in a lot of different ways. I loved how they were able to direct more focus on the artistic elements rather than just the plot. There was definitely a more solemn, melancholy feel to this installment, but I thought it was interesting how it was aesthetically "lighter" than the rest of the films. I also loved what they did with the characters... Harry and Hermione, especially. Don't get me wrong... I'm not on board with a romance between them. But I thought their progression as friends was really poignant. The dance scene was cute and uplifting, and the part at the graveyard really tugged at my heartstrings.

I don't have many specific complaints about the film as a whole. I thought they did a really nice job of adapting the novel for the big screen, especially considering the length of the text they had to work with.
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I have seen the movie with a very close friend of mine and I must say I liked it. There were flaws but I did like the movie in general. Like Inky said I was also afraid at first Harry and Hermione were going to kiss but fortunately they didn't. Then I liked it because it showed a brother/sister bond between the two. I was touched by the Dobby scene. I was really deeply touched when Dobby saved Harry and his friends but how he was hit and died. The whole theater was quiet at that scene and it made me love Dobby deeply. Now I can't wait for part 2 and me and my friend will go there too
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I can't wait till part two, but I'm going to be sad because it will be the end.
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Phew. Well, I just finished reading The Deathly Hallows yesterday, meaning I read the entire book series for the first time in a month and six days. Yes, after all of these years, I finally read Harry Potter. You can thank my girlfriend a bit. Anyhoo: Anyone notice in the books the Death Eater Dolohov always gets body-binded by Petrificus Totalum? That seems to have been one of Rowling's private jokes for the readers to catch.

As for Part 1 of Deathly Hallows, it was all right. The Dobby scene got me since I've seen all of the other films except Half-Blood, and the rest of the film had plenty of strangely hilarious moments that lightened the film. My honest opinion about Part 2? It needs to be 3 hours long...at least.
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I enjoyed the new Harry Potter movie and enjoyed it more than I did the other Harry Potter movies.

Some of you also mentioned the Harry/Hermione dance. I liked the dance. I think that was very nice to have in the movie as it shows the relationship between them and how close they've become over the years.

Now I can't wait for Part 2!!!
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I really hope that they'll make part 2 the best one. It doesn't look like they'll mess up, but like the end will be epic.
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Orieus, do you mean that was the first time you read the HP books? Do tell, what did you think of them? They are far, far better than the films. The filmmakers should have been making two-part movies since book 4, when the series turns the corner and becomes more dark and complicated, imho.

So what did you think of the books? What kind of symbolism did you see?

Everyone chime in: do you see any Christian symbolism in HP? Because I see tons of it.

I'll start with the first time Harry defeats Voldemort. At that moment, and in those days, a lot of unusual things happen: owls, witches and wizards are seen on the streets (and in the air) of the muggle world. Wizards and witches are joyfully embracing muggles as if it's a day for celebration. And -- a baby arrives on Private Drive.

To me this is all reflective of the Christmas story: angels broke out of the unseen realm and encouraged normal people to celebrate! Like the wizards and witches, they were so overjoyed, they couldn't let the "muggles" remain ignorant that a momentous thing had happened. And, of course, a baby arrived. It was the "beginning of the end" of our enemy's rule over our world ... just as Harry's first defeat of Voldemort was the "beginning of the end" of V's domination.

What else do you see in the series that reflects Christian symbolism?
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Orieus, do you mean that was the first time you read the HP books? Do tell, what did you think of them? They are far, far better than the films. The filmmakers should have been making two-part movies since book 4, when the series turns the corner and becomes more dark and complicated, imho.

So what did you think of the books? What kind of symbolism did you see?

Everyone chime in: do you see any Christian symbolism in HP? Because I see tons of it.

I'll start with the first time Harry defeats Voldemort. At that moment, and in those days, a lot of unusual things happen: owls, witches and wizards are seen on the streets (and in the air) of the muggle world. Wizards and witches are joyfully embracing muggles as if it's a day for celebration. And -- a baby arrives on Privet Drive.

To me this is all reflective of the Christmas story: angels broke out of the unseen realm and encouraged normal people to celebrate! Like the wizards and witches, they were so overjoyed, they couldn't let the "muggles" remain ignorant that a momentous thing had happened. And, of course, a baby arrived. It was the "beginning of the end" of our enemy's rule over our world ... just as Harry's first defeat of Voldemort was the "beginning of the end" of V's domination.

What else do you see in the series that reflects Christian symbolism?
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In the Order of the Phoenix, The Ministry was going around saying all was well when they weren't, and accusing people who spoke out of being mad liars. I think that can be seen of parallels in the Bible when people did not want to hear the truth.
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Right. In fact that whole ethos of the truth being "hidden" is very reflective of Scripture at every stage in Harry's life ... His whole being sent to the Durselys could be seen as the way Mary and Joseph had to flee Palestine for Egypt in order to escape from Herod's reign of terror -- Jesus was taken quite out of the nation where His life would have it's context and meaning, while Harry was taken out of the magical world and "hidden," like Jesus, in the Muggle world.

Christ's glory was hidden in the body of a carpenter who lived in obscurity until He blazed onto history's pages at age 30; even then His true nature was hidden until after His death. His truth, His light, was hidden.

It was the same in HP ... Harry's true nature was almost constantly misunderstood and hidden; remember even in Chamber of Secrets people thought Harry was the Heir of Slytherin. He was constantly misunderstood, his goodness and potential always hidden -- even sometimes from those closes to him. Remember how angry Ron was during half of Goblet of Fire because he thought Harry had put his own name in the goblet? Isn't that like the way Jesus was misunderstood by his own family (they came and told people He was mad and needed taking care of, and his cousin John the Baptist even sent followers to ask Jesus whether He was the Messiah or if they should look for another.)

Throughout Harry's story, there are many parallels to Scripture, includin this one, that his true nature is hidden away, and misunderstood, just as Christ's was.
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