Generally speaking, I liked Harry Potter 7.1. It did the job it was supposed to do – basically, get you ramped up for 7.2 next summer, when, y’know, the BIG stuff happens.
And it pretty faithfully adapted the book yet again, which in this case meant I nearly fell asleep during the whole wandering-around-in-the-woods-looking-for-horcruxes-and-kind-of-ripping-off-Lord-of-the-Rings section, but was roused back to consciousness once that was over.
But my problem with the movie series in general starts right there – they adapt the books faithfully, while missing that what makes for a good book doesn’t make for a good movie. (more…)