Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cinderella? Snow White? What's that? An illness?

Hi blog, howwauyuhh?

Still breathing? Good. Cause I need you.

Ok where do I start.. I went to watch the final installment of Harry Potter movies recently. Okay I already watched it twice which one was in 3D.

Malas nak cakap omputih bleh?

To be frank, tengok 3D tak berapa satisfying. Sebab filem tu dark. So banyak scenes yang gelap. Bila pakai spek 3D tu, ada rasa kurang puas nak tengok. Kena pulak cam aku yang rabun ni.

I went to watch the 3D at GSC Signature along with my besties yang dah sekian lama tak jumpa.. Setahun ok. God, I missed them so much. GSC Signature kan salu banyak kosong. So that time tak sampai separuh hall pun, which was good cause I did need some privacy. *cough*

Ok ape nak komen ni.. ahaha.. Terlalu banyak sampai tak tau mana satu nak sebut dulu. Ok spoiler alert.. please skip this entry if you don't want to get spoiled. :P

Apa yang aku paling suka pasal movie kali ini adalah plot dan skrip yang jelas dan senang nak faham. Clear enough for those who don't read the books. Takde la macam Order of the Phoenix dulu.. Ramai duk nganga, pebendaaa plak nii. But this time, they explain all the crucial details which is very wise. The movies are not meant for HP fans only so of course they have to make it clear kan.. nak nak pulak HP ni bukannya dunia kita. Wizarding world please. Unless you're a unicorn like me which belongs to this kind of magical world, then takpe la kan.

(p.s: In HP world, unicorns do exist because they only exist in the world where their existence is true. So that's why you are seeing me as a fat lady with big butt instead of a beautiful white unicorn. *Ayuuu enough crap already!!*)

I really love the scene where Hermione becomes Bellatrix. Helena Bonham Carter did a fantastic job!!! Cemane dia boleh berlakon as if it's Hermione being Bellatrix.. that's truly amazing. With those priceless expressions.. memang boleh terasa it's Hermione inside her. And it's so funny.

I had to admit I cried for like half an hour starting from Harry gets into Snape's memory till end of Hogwarts battle. All those words in the book kept flashing back when I watched the scenes thus I couldn't stop my tears from falling till I had to let them dried on my cheeks. It is much worse in the book compared to the film. I couldn't forget how mean James was to Snape during their school years and how heart broken Snape had been to know his true love, Lily chose to be with his worst enemy.

Lily hated James at first.

"Lily: "You think you're funny, but you're just an arrogant, bullying toerag, Potter. Leave him alone."
James: "I will if you go out with me, Evans. Go on, go out with me and I will never lay a wand on old Snivelly again."
Lily: "I wouldn't go out with you if it were a choice between you and the giant squid!"
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) 

James, Harry's father was a big bully and Snape was his favourite victim. Maybe from there, JK nak tunjuk yang becoming big bullies ni didn't bring any good sebab tu la Snape berdendam dengan Harry masa Harry belajar kat Hogwarts. But still deep inside he loved Harry cause itu lah satu-satunya darah daging Lily yang dekat dengan dia. In other words, Snape became mean to Harry because of James.

Snape's memory that Harry's got into was much longer in the book compared to what we see in the movie. But David Yates did well in taking the crucial ones only. So okey la, takde ape-ape yang miss kat situ.

And Ron-Hermione kissing scene, it's not supposed to happen in 'private' when no one's watching. Haha. Sebenarnya Harry witnessed their kiss. Here's what actually happens:

"There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
"Is this the moment?" Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. "OI! There's a war going on here!"
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.
"I know, mate," said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, "so it's now or never, isn't it?"
"Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?" Harry shouted. "D'you think you could just --- just hold it in, until we've got the diadem?"
"Yeah --- right --- sorry ---" said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face."
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Haha I love the part where I bold it. And yeah, it's Hermione kisses him first. Unlike in the movie where Ron starts. Nevermind that. :)

So how did Fred die?

"And Hermione was struggling to her feet in the wreckage, and three red-headed men were grouped on the ground where the wall had blasted apart. Harry grabbed Hermione's hand as they staggared and stumbled over stone and wood.
'No - no - no!' someone was shouting. 'No! Fred! No!'
And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred's eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face."
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Just some extra information, there are three deadly curses which known as Unforgivable curses in Harry Potter world. These are dark magic used originally by dark wizards. So at first Harry refused to use these curses in early books till Order of the Phoenix. We can see they use them quite recurrently in this movie. The first one is Imperius curse (incantation: Imperio), it places the victim completely under the caster's control. It's used when they try to break into Gringotts when the Goblin asks for Bellatrix's wand.

Second one is Cruciatus curse (incantation : Crucio), it is a curse of torture, inflicting excruciating pain on a victim. To successfully perform this curse, the wizard or witch must possess a deep desire to cause the victim pain. In Deathly Hallows part one, we could see Bellatrix tortures Hermione using this curse at Malfoy Manor.

And the third one is the Killing Curse (incantation: Avada Kedavra), a spell that causes instantaneous death and it is considered to be the worst one of the three. The name says it all, right? Once kena, you die on the spot. So this is what Voldermort casts on Harry to try to kill him. This is where the movie is lacking.

Nah bace sendiri sudeh..

"A red-gold glow burst suddenly across the enchanted sky above them as an edge of dazzling sun appeared over the sill of the nearest window. The light hit both of their faces at the same time, so that Voldemort's was suddenly a flaming blur. Harry heard the high voice shriek as he too yelled his best hope to the heavens, pointing Draco's wand:
"Avada Kedavra!"
The bang was like a cannon blast, and the golden flames that erupted between them, at the dead center of the circle they had been treading, marked the point where the spells collided. Harry saw Voldemort's green jet meet his own spell, saw the Elder Wand fly high, dark against the sunrise, spinning across the enchanted ceiling, spinning through the air toward the master it would not kill, who had come to take full possession of it at last."
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Dasyat tak dasyat la kan.. Harry bunuh Voldy just by using a disarming spell. So the killing curse casts by Voldy was bounced and hit him instead. Tadaaaaaa~!!!

Anyway my favourite scenes would be:
1. When Hermione becomes Bellatrix using the Polyjuice potion
2. Snape's memory
3. Battle of Hogwarts
4. Neville at the Hogwarts bridge.

The part the made me cried the most was this one..

"Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?"
"For him?" shouted Snape. "Expecto patronum!"
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
‘After all this time?’
‘Always.’ said Snape."

Tonks and Lupin die in the book. If you still remember they already have a baby. What happens to him? Harry becomes his godfather and takes care of the child just like his own. :)

Would I recommend you guys to watch this final installment of HP?

Hell yes.

This is my most favourite HP movie, besides Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Rest assured if you don't understand previous HP movies, cause you will this time.

(bukan aku kata malas cakap omputih ke tadi?)

Albus Severus Potter.
The true hero.

They will forever be remembered in our hearts. Ten years since the first film...

Can you name them? :)

To all Potterheads out there,

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