Harry Potter and the Alzheimer’s Bowl

(Note: No disrespect to the people and their families that suffer from this terrible disease)

dumbledore_pensieveI watched the latest Harry Potter film this weekend  and came away from it somewhat pleased. Like the previous movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, this movie was directed by David Yates (known mostly as a British TV director, rising to fame after taking on the Harry Potter movies). He will also direct the final two movies of the Potter series, something which I particularly don’t really care for. It is my opinion that the studio is desperately trying to cash in on the last book and have the fans pay twice for a single story. Why not make the last movie three hours and be done with it? Chris Columbus was the perfect director for the first two films, keeping the pacing just right and being the most true to the novels.

My problem with the current movie (and the previous one) is the fact that so much has been omitted from the book. I get it. It’s a movie, not a book. “The book is always better than the movie,” yadda yadda yadda. I understand that it is a completely different medium and that many times the written word doesn’t translate well onto the screen. Things HAVE to get cut. I get it.

But if David Yates had to condense the film down to 2 1/2 hours, he basically had to Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Alzheimer’s Bowl”