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25 November 2005 @ 11:52 pm
Saw Potter IMAX tonight  
Out of respect for someone on my friends list who can't see it until it's released in Tasmania, I'll refrain from posting anything about it outside an LJ cut.

I will say this thing that's only peripherally related, though.  My fear in seeing Potter this way was that the IMAX cut of the film might not have the Superman Returns trailer attached to it.

It did -- only better.

First off, DUUUUUDE!  More importantly, though, it said something that pleases me greatly.

Yup, they're gonna be releasing SR on IMAX.  Something to look forward to....

Meanwhile, here's a very brief account of my thoughts on Potter:


Sorry Nenti, but you're gonna see that if you try to post a comment here...
gregcherney on November 27th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
I agree!
Saw Potter yesterday. I thought it was EXTREMELY boring. I looked at my watch several times wondering how many more hours I had to sit through it. It was nothing compared to the previous movies. It felt to me like they were just milking the franchise. It was like watching Back to the Future Part 2, or the second LOTR.
egheaumaen on December 8th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
Me Three
Here's the part I don't get. They make a big deal about how there are so many rules set up to protect the students. The teacher isn't supposed to talk about the dark magic because someone might get hurt. That same teacher turns a student into a ferrit and is repremanded because you're not allowed to morph the students. Snape has a truth potion he tells Harry he wants to use on him but he can't because the rule is you can't use it on students. Rules rules rules, all to keep the kids safe. Oh, but wait a second... Then there's this big tournament that's really really dangerous and life threatening, and in fact students have died in it in the past, and you'll be chased by a dragon that tries to eat you and attacked by mermaids that try to drown you and strangled by weeds and dragged underground to suffocate -- and the teaching staff encourages the students to participate! Does this make any sense? I'm sure it's probably explained perfectly in the book, but in the movie it's just plain bad storytelling.