Thoughts on the movie:
- I wish that we could have seen how Dumbledore acquired the second horcrux as in the book, because it sets up a lot about Tom Riddle's history, but then I guess the movie would have been too long. So make 2 movies out of this one!
- Cute little romantic looks among the kids. I guess they needed the humor to balance all of the dark parts, although they left a lot of that out.
- When Bellatrix LeStrange came on screen, all I could think of at first was "she makes pies made out of people."
- Jim Broadbent was absolutely perfect casting as Professor Slughorn.
- I'm not sure I understand that Conversation Hourglass thing, nor do I remember it from the book.
- All of these "book" comments could have been avoided, had I not broken my rule of "watch movie first, then read the book so you won't be disappointed about what they left out." But I REALLY was hooked on those books, and my impatience got the best of me.
- I really liked Hermione's dress during the Christmas party. She looked quite lovely.
- Whoa. Malfoy is tall now.
- Great special effects. The scene where Harry gets dragged into the water went way beyond my imagination when I read about it. Wow.
- Joseph & Ralph Fiennes' nephew plays the youngest Tom Riddle. Yay!
- Cried. A LOT. Knew it was going to happen, but there were still tears streaming down my face to the point where I almost couldn't see.
Another great evening, and more fun was added when Glenn and Cindy came over and we played with toys. Linda has now been exposed to "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," and I dare her to not watch it again. I'm darin' ya, Linda.