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An epic series deserves an epic movie.
I was looking forward to this. I do not read the books so i was expecting some gaps in the narrative (especially after Azkaban).
I left the cinema underwhelmed, with an air of regret for getting myself excited at the prospect of seeing this much hyped movie. I felt that Draco Malfoy was VASTLY under-used, considering this was supposed to be partly about his descent into (even more) darkness. We didn't get to see Hagrid's reaction at the end, strange considering the respect evident between the two characters. Also Hagrid was crying over the (unexplained) death of his spider friend, but i don't recall him shedding one tear over the death of the greatest wizard alive.
Snape says that Harry is wanted by Voldemort when Bellatrix wants to kill him, but leaves him lying on the ground in agony, when he could have kidnapped him then and there! Game over! No need for another movie! This is the magic equivalent of putting James Bond in an elaborate trap for him to escape from when one bullet to the head will do.
I just felt there was too much focus on the love interests and nowhere near enough on the climax.
I am well aware i should read the books, as i am sure i would get a greater understanding of the characters and plot, but a movie should stand up in its own right, whether you have read the books or not. I felt cheated and disappointed.
The Golden Compass (2007)
Had to turn it off!
I could not be bothered to watch this. Not sure what was going on. Could not care one bit for the characters. TOTALLY BORED! This is only the second movie in my life i have turned off before the end. The other is Relic! Boy that sucked! I am a huge fan of fantasy. I love Star Wars, LOTR, Narnia, D&D (not the movie!) but this left me cold.
Please don't think i am stupid for not understanding it, i just couldn't be bothered to understand it.
The movie was like a poor pantomime, and a clumsy one at that. Poor acting, type-casting by the bucket load, and a terrible script.
Doctor Who: Blink (2007)
Best Dr Who episode ever
I would have to echo everyones comments here and say this is possibly the finest piece of sci-fi, if not television, i have ever seen. It had me hooked from the peeling of the wallpaper to the fantastic end. I disagree with the idea of bringing Sally Sparrow back into the Dr Who universe, just leave things as they are. Just perfection. It is one of the few episodes where i have preached the merits of this show to non fans, not to convert them, but to ensure their lives are not deprived of this fantastic episode. It is great news that Steven Moffat is taking over the excellent work RTD has done so far. Oh, by the way, i do have a t-shirt that says 'the angels have the phone box'!