So…the second exciting thing this weekend…
Oh yes. It was amazing. Of course, and as everyone is saying, there is tonnes missing in terms of important plot developments and very few of the characters develop further, aside from Ron and Harry. But still, it’s pretty damned impressive.
There’s less of the arty direction that we saw in the last one, no freezing flowers or seasons changing across the landscape shots. In fact, you’d be hard pushed to tell that school terms changed at all and the whole thing didn’t happen across just two weeks.
As with every indie kid on the LJ, I was a happy lady when Jarvis appeared, though I wished the dance scene were a little longer, it was one of my favourite bits of the book.
The film itself seemed bloody long but when you sit back and remember each separate tri-wizard event it all seems far too short in terms of scene content. The maze is pretty much – some mist, someone getting in danger, some more mist, head boy in trouble, grab cup – boom! – graveyard. I’m sure there was more to it than that.
The second event is a little confused too, it’s hard to work out how each contestant is doing and just what Harry is up to.
There were thoughts about making this film into two separate features and I’m beginning to think that might have been better. I guess they’re working against puberty though, Harry’s already looking a bit too old. You can some some hairs going on in the bath scene.