Harry Potter Thread: Now accepting applications for D.A. and S.P.E.W.

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  1. Fusiontegra

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    I didn't read the books until I was 35 in 2018. Never saw any of the movies. I spend a lot of time on the internet...and had no idea that moment was coming.

    Then I was about halfway through book 4 and the lady that lead our team standup said something randomly and I fucking lost it.
     
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  2. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    The ministry seats were in the nose bleeds. They were in the "top box" which was at the top of the staircase set at the highest point of the stadium. :comicbookguy:


    That movie still sucked though.
     
  3. Snakes

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    I used to be super critical of the films and hated all the small changes that you guys are all bitching about. But now I think it's just a miracle the movies came out as good as they did. And overall they did a pretty damn good job with what was basically an unprecedented task.
     
  4. Majic44

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    Oh, I also forgot to mention my anger towards the HBP. It was easily my favorite book and I always thought it was fascinating to learn how Tom Riddle became Voldemort. The Flashback chapters even to this day are some of my favorite reading.

    I remember being so excited for that movie and getting to see those flashbacks in movie form, even the first trailer teased it. But then the movie came out and I felt like it was a huge let down overall.
     
  5. PeterGriffin

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    Even Harry getting to say goodbye to people on his way to die in the forest didn’t sit right with me. He was supposed to ghost his way through invisibly, wondering if he was like already dead or something. Been a minute since I read it.
     
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  6. prerecordedlive

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    The beginning of Goblet of Fire was such intense world-building and pageantry on the page. The movie relegated the Quidditch World Cup to basically a footnote and that still disappoints me. They dropped the ball on some cool shit.
     
  7. Gallant Knight

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    I’m ready for a TV show
     
  8. Snakes

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    i've posted about this before in this thread, but I don't think we will see a Harry Potter reboot for a long time. They have already established so much IP with the current actors and IP, I just don't think Time Warner is going to sign off on ripping all that up and starting from scratch until they have extracted every last cent from what is already established. I think it's more likely they go the Star Wars route with more prequels and hopefully some sequels contained within the current universe. So far all the prequels have been pure dogshit, but I'm hoping they back up a Brinks Truck to the original cast and give us a real sequel trilogy.
     
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  9. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    I still love the prequels.. Give me anything that puts me in that world.
     
  10. Fusiontegra

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    A number of the main actors didn't even want to finish the original series...have a hard time believing they'd go back. We've also lost an unfortunate number of the actors.

    I'm fine with giving it a lot of years before a retold reboot.
     
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  11. Gallant Knight

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    Yeah I don’t want to see any of the original actors again.
     
  12. Snakes

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    I watch them too. I just think if you're going to do a prequel, do a Marauders trilogy at Hogwarts and give the fans what they want. And just the fact that they call it "Fantastic Beasts" pisses me off.
     
  13. CF3234

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    Because this is a game played in the air, the high seats were the best ones… that’s why the change made no sense.
     
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  14. CF3234

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    All of this. Fix his OG wand, then snap the elder wand in half. 2 extra fucking seconds.
     
  15. Wendel Clark

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    Just watching the last movie now, I started laughing when they make a big deal about Neville and Seamus blowing up the bridge and all the Death Eaters falling and dying.

    Then 5 minutes, they are battling and the Death Eaters are flying around :roll:
     
  16. Hank Scorpio

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  17. Bo Pelinis

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    Gravity fucking sucks so bad. Basically everything Hadfield says here is why. A real life astronaut said:

    "I think it set back a little girl's vision of what a woman astronaut could be an entire generation."

    :laugh:

     
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  18. NCHusker

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    It's mostly a visual marvel. The experience of seeing it in a theater was one of my better theatrical movie experiences. Quite flawed otherwise but I also think people are nitpicky about it
     
  19. Bo Pelinis

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    Visuals are tight but it's basically a space version of Avatar. Very shitty movie that looks really neat.
     
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    It helps not to see Gravity as even attempting realism. It's basically "science-fiction" with the veneer of "science-real" on top
     
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  21. NCHusker

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    So Radcliffe is playing Weird Al in a biopic that's coming straight to some streaming service or other. Anyway, this quote from Weird Al made me laugh.

     
  22. Snakes

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    Idk man Clooney kinda had me playing the old grizzled astronaut. Just so charming floating around out there.
     
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  24. Hank Scorpio

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    Just watched. that looks awesome.
     
  25. Majic44

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    I am not sure if anyone has seen the file, or if we have a thread for it, so putting this here.

    I like to consider myself a pretty knowledgeable Harry Potter fan, read all the books and have seen all the movies.

    I think I am more confused than anything after seeing the new movie. It was good but sort of confusing.
     
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  26. Gallant Knight

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    I thought the movie was fine

    was giddy when they had the 3-4 minutes at hogwarts
     
  27. Majic44

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    Yea I liked it overall and it had some really good moments.

    I think it’s more the questions on the magic side of things. How the two big fights took place, were they really or some dream? No one around seemed to even realize.

    Some of the lore aspects were interesting. The Qilen, the council voting etc..
     
  28. skrouse

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    I personally did not think it was good at all, was pretty disappointed tbqh
     
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  29. TC

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  30. Gallant Knight

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    Would love a tv series that involves hogwarts again
     
  31. bigpig

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    Me

    There was a moment, about midway through the movie, when two characters are escaping from a dinner party/assassination attempt. They race up a stairway of magically-summoned book pages. It's a slow-motion, vividly lit, beautifully shot sequence that lasts no more than ten seconds.

    It was my favorite part of the movie.

    It was the only part of the movie where my eyes widened in wonder and I felt a little twinge of awe, the way the Harry Potter books made me feel when I first read them.

    Had the rest of the movie even tried to emulate that one scene's color, imagination, and excitement I would have walked out of the theater happy to anticipate another entry in the franchise. Instead, that ten seconds was an aberration. The rest of the movie is dark, dull, drab, and dour.

    If there's a prevailing color, it is grey.
     
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  32. harvey birdman

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    Isn’t HBO doing this?
     
  33. jrmy

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    I thought it was better than the last one

    They just seem to be trying to hard to surprise you at the end with twists in each of these movies
     
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  34. Nelson

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    This series is an affront to god and haram
     
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    I thought the end would’ve been better if the real animal thing had bowed to the muggle guy and then they all told GG to fuck off instead of the way they did it with Dumbledore and the woman politician
     
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  36. CF3234

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    The other dude barely got a mention. That was an absolute steaming pile of garbage.
     
  37. SugarShaun

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    They put these steaming piles of shit on HBO Max so I rewatched the first 2 and just finished the new one.

    I liked the first. The 2nd was awful and this one was pretty similar. I hate it
     
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  38. Hank Scorpio

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    Yeah, that's how I feel as well. I like Mads Mikkelsen, but he has no juice as Grindelwald. and Credence, who was a central character in the first two, was just an afterthought. I'm also just sick of David Yates' stranglehold on the franchise as director.
     
  39. BlazingRebel

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    I never got around to watching them because I figured they would be trash. Might watch just because
     
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    Wonder if Ezra Miller being a POS made them change direction
     
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  41. NCHusker

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    Should have just made an actual Fantastic Beasts trilogy telling cool stories about Newt. They ruined two potentially cool storylines with this weird hybrid shit they tried
     
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    Was waiting for the new fantastic beasts to get on hbo max to watch it. Heard it sucks so will go in with very low expectations.
     
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  43. SugarShaun

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    I tried this.

    It was bad but it was also just boring
     
  44. PeterGriffin

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    I fell asleep. Also, Mads is Hannibal. I can't not see him as Hannibal, especially when dressed so nicely.
     
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  45. CF3234

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    The first is enjoyable. 2 and 3. Definition of trash.
     
  46. zeberdee

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    I tried watching the last movie but i got to a breaking point of boredom and checked how much time was left and it was still over an hour so I just abandoned ship. I plan to eventually finish but who knows.
     
  47. Hank Scorpio

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    possibly. Between Ezra Miller and Amber Heard, DC's got some serious damage control to manage.
     
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