So I went and saw the final Harry Potter this last weekend and thought it was really great! Granted I haven’t read that book in years, so that may have been the reason I thought it was so good. There were a couple of things of course that didn’t mesh with the book, but I understand in movies, sometimes you just gotta make a change.
It was nice seeing some of the old faces but sadly it was just that. Luna barely had any lines and I don’t think Tonks had any, and I know they had parts in the last half of the book. Wasn’t really thrilled about that, those being two of my more favorite characters.
Still, I had a great time and the movie hit me all over my emotional map. I was laughing and crying all throughout the movie, especially at the end. There is one scene in particular that struck me, and I don’t think it was in the book. I am not sure if they intended it in the film, but it was really poignant.
*possible spoiler below*
The scene is where Snape is dying after being attacked by Nagini, and he’s lying there and Potter comes in. In the film, there’s a moment where Snape looks up into Harry’s eyes and they hold that gaze for a moment. Just watching that scene touched me so deep. I realized that Snape’s final sight as he lay dying was Lily’s eyes. It was just so touching I immediately just burst into tears. I honestly don’t know if that was in the book or not, but I must have missed it if so. I thought it was incredibly well done. It really drove things home for me.
I was really happy to see Gary Oldman show up, even if for a scene. Yum yum. 🙂 I like Oldman AND Sirius Black, so that was nice.