Manic Monday, 112210

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is one of the boldest blockbusters I’ve ever seen. For most of its runtime, it abandons the easy joys of explosions for something a little more substantial, albeit less exciting. But this is exactly where the movie needed to go, the franchise growing up just as its characters enter a new phase in their lives. The inherent challenge of adaptation still poses plenty of problems for basic movie plotting, but by and large, the film pushes the atmosphere where the details are lacking. It doesn’t tell the story. It just lets you feel it.”

That was the last paragraph from a review done by Philbert Ortiz Dy for clickthecity.com. Like so many others, I read movie reviews more like guides rather than rules written on concrete. (Although there are some reviews that actually tell people which movies to avoid.) Just because a reviewer thinks a movie is bad, doesn’t mean it would be bad. I remember a classmate in college who said the movie Chances Are got mixede reviews, but lots of people still watched it (at least here in the Philippines). Which might say more about local tastes in movies, but I digress…

Anyway, I have to wait until the movie comes out  on video before I watch it. Meanwhile, I still have the books.

Ciao!

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