Vulcan’s Peak

Gut reaction

November 22, 2006 11:16 pm

As you may have seen, the first teaser for HP5 (Order of the Phoenix) is online at HPANA.

Looks like we’re in for another wild ride! But there’s one split second early in the teaser that serves only to reminds me of how disappointed I am by Michael Gambon’s Dumbledore. I blogged about this when the last HP movie came out and I stand by my previous comments. I know Gambon is a big name and I have no doubt that he’s earned it. As a character, Dumbledore is too close to my heart — I can’t sob over his death and then see the character portrayed any old which way. Too much flailing, too little force of character.

As far as this movie, though, it looks like there’s plenty of Umbridge-hating and Snape-ambiguousness and showdown in the ministry to look forward to. The movie comes out July 13, 2007.

4 Responses to “Gut reaction”

Pug wrote a comment on November 23, 2006

No, we hadn’t seen, but now Mom and I have; thank you for the very pertinent update!

Tae wrote a comment on November 23, 2006

I agree. Richard Harris had that extra sparkle that not every actor has. Not impressed with a lot of the actors and what’s up with the haircut for Harry? I liked him with the mop-top. I’m not overly fussed with seeing the HP movies, they just….lose some of the whimsy somewhere along the way. Dunno how to explain it. I’ll see go it, but it’s not high on my list.

Odette wrote a comment on November 24, 2006

I agree. And yet, I feel somehow compelled to see it. I had this conversation with one of my profs before the last Star Wars prequel came out–I just want to know what they do with it.

I liked Harry’s mop-top, but I did spend the last movie wishing Ron and the twins would get a haircut!

Tae wrote a comment on November 25, 2006

Ditto on the prequels. Though I’m digging the Clone Wars cartoon, even if the art style isn’t my preference.
I rather liked the Weasley family moptops. ;D Though I’d like to see Charlie/Bill though I don’t hold out much hope. They don’t seem to cast the….hrm…attractive?…adult characters as carefully as the students/other chars. I think it might be because they’re determined to pull from such a limited pool of actors.

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