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Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
19-Jul-11 - 06:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: Deathly Hallows Part 2
Subject: RE: BS: Deathly Hallows Part 2
The later JK books read like overly indulgent author's drafts without any editorial advice at all; I dare say by this point she could call her own shots - which isn't good in literature. The last two HP films were like this too, just a load a crappy DVD extras lacking any real sense of narrative cohension or causal energy. It reminded me of The Directors Cut (Redux) of Apocalyspe Now which turned one of the best films ever made into one of the worst. I reckon you could cut one half-decent film from the last two films, at a push. The only bit the film really touched me was in the Snape flashback - which was nicely told too. More of that approach would have been lovely.

Still great fun though, but once I've shelled out God knows how much to see the film (plus 4 for popcorn) then I'm prepared to enjoy pretty much anything in the name of entertainment!