Good evening all. I must apologise in advance for the brevity of this entry. It is now slightly after midnight and I have returned from good old White City, where I was watching Harry Potter and the Dragging Out of the Franchise with Messrs. Shoinan and Izzi at the Westfield Centre.
I actually quite enjoyed it, although it is worth noting that it has a lot of plot holes that only make sense if you’ve read the books. For instance (minor spoiler alert), it is noted early on that our heroes have captured Bellatrix Lestrange’s wand. Shortly after that, Hermione disguises herself as Ms Lestrange in order to infiltrate the bank, and is asked to present the wand as identification, and this throws her. This is because part of the book has been cut, but otherwise the fact that they have Bellatrix’ wand has no bearing on the plot. Meanwhile, an extremely significant character development is cut altogether. There are various other points where it feels like part of the script is missing, and this lends the whole thing a slightly breathless air at some points. I shan’t go into any more specifics for fear of spoilers.
Am I the only one who’s vaguely bugged by the fact that they use King’s Cross for interior shots of the station, but St Pancras for external ones? I mean, for God’s sake, it’s not like St Pancras is an obscure station any more. And they’re not even the same colour, let alone architectural style.
Also, did anyone ever think of cutting Voldemort’s arms off? I mean, he’d still be immortal, but he’d have no arms, so he couldn’t cast any more spells.
Also, Neville is hardcore.