A 'Harry Potter' veteran takes a virgin to see 'Deathly Hallows -- Part 2.' Will the magic work on an unenlightened Muggle?

Once upon a time, a total Harry Potter superfan took a total Harry Potter newbie to see the last Harry Potter film. Read the full post.

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  • abby

    I’d say for a veteran you are rather biased towards Ron/Hermione. I have read the books 4-5 times each and I always saw harry/ginny coming and I’d probably defend the ship to death had I been making a virgin watch HP movies. lol! Btw, introducing someone to hp through the movies is quite an awful idea in any case, maybe I am just being a snob, but oh! well…I just never liked how the movies put darling Hermione on a pedestal:)

  • Squishmar

    I wish I had read this yesterday. My husband and I went to the movies for the first time in a looooong time and this was playing (IMAX 3-D). We’re a little more up on HP than Dan Snierson, but not by much. We have only seen the first two films and loved them both. We decided not to see the movie because we didn’t want to come in not knowing what was going on but now I wish we had… especially since we decided to see “Horrible Bosses” instead, which wasn’t bad but definitely could have been rented. I know HP should be seen in a theater so maybe we’ll go back.

  • Jon

    Isn’t the reason Harry doesn’t die because by then he has ownership of all the Deathly Hallows, not simply because he’s special? Black mark to the Potter nerd!

  • No one again

    Anyone who owns all three Deathly Hallows **is** special. Plus, Dumbledore explains to Harry that he can choose to move on Heaven or to go back. Harry lives because he chose to go back. As to why he was given the ability to choose to go back or to not go back has more to do with faith, I would think. He had chosen to sacrifice his own life so that others would live. Maybe that’s why he was given the choice. Maybe it’s because he had just spent his entire life earning the right to have that choice and he chose to go back. Plus, he knew that Voldemort was still alive and he also knew that he was the only person, the only Wizard in the entire Wizarding world who knew how to kill Voldemort **and** who should kill Voldemort. Ron and Hermione both knew **how** to kill You Know Who but they also knew and they both understood entirely that it **had** to be Harry. And to be completely honest about the movie itself, they really should have made three Deathly Hallows movies because there’s just so much of the story that didn’t make it into the movie. For example, did I miss it? Or did they not show the scene where the twin dies? In the book, that moment was huge, but I didn’t see it in the movie and that’s exactly my point. It’s like they were trying to fit in too much and they sacrificed way too much of the story from the book

  • No one again

    Creating certain scenes in the movie that weren’t in the book. The worst was when Neville is standing at the edge of the bridge looking at this massive pack of Death Eaters and Snathers, all who are being held back by the Protective Echantments. Neville says “You and what Army?!”, but he says it **to** an Army of Death Eaters and Snathers. What?!

  • No one again

    Sorry..apparantly, I can’t spell tonight. **Snatchers**…

  • morgan

    Maybe someone already said it but in the book, Voldermort doesn’t just accept that Harry is dead. He raises Harry in the air and does the Cruacious, torture, curse a couple of times. Harry isn’t hurt or tortured by this and keeps his body limp and fakes dead.

  • morgan

    Thanks for this article; it was really well done. After I left the movie I kept saying that if this was the firt book/movie that any saw they would leave saying, “What the ….??” I was amazed at how much Dan caught.

  • Cibs

    Now wait there just a minute. How come a Potter newbie make a reference to the Confundus charm? I don’t think it was mentioned this time around; I only remember the Imperius curse… Dan, are you pulling our legs, by any chance? :) And before I forget: yes, I loved the movie. Just like Adam said, it made me laugh, cry – a lot! – and cheer. It was a great end to a great series (several people attached to HP, like Jason Isaacs and Robbie Coltrane, don’t like the word “franchise”…).

  • Brandi

    This was fantastic.

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