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22 November 2010 @ 08:13 am
Where I gush over Deathly Hallows.  

There are tons of scenes I really want to comment about, however the one I was most anticipating was definitely the Malfoy Manor scenes and guys? It was absolutely marvelous and didn't disappoint.

The beginning scene with Voldemort and the Death Eaters sitting at the table in Malfoy Manor was perhaps the best scene, and not just visually at bringing the scene itself to life but with the phenomenal acting. Most notably Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy. I mean seriously, that entire scene when Voldemort had asked him for his wand, with him visibly shaking and his voice squeaking in fear, that was absolutely brilliant I cannot begin to tell you. Of course Jason Isaacs always gushes over the Harry Potter books and of Lucius Malfoy in general, you know how much time and thought he placed into this particular scene and how it should look, and despite Lucius's character we do feel sympathy for him. Especially the moment when Voldemort snaps the snake from his wand and throws it on the table (destroying the epic pimp cane! D:), that was definitely a defining moment with his reaction. The emasculation and humiliation of Lucius Malfoy in front of not only all the rest of the Death Eaters but his wife and son, I just loved how it looked and how it played out and Jason's performance that really made it worthwhile. I mean seriously, nobody else could have pulled that scene off better.

And have I mentioned his stubble? An unkempt and stubbly Lucius Malfoy does strange things to me, a;sjfdjaslfjd.

I need to mention Draco too, because I loved that even though he didn't even say a word during that scene his expressions were heartbreaking. The way he sat at the table and mostly was looking down the entire time, same with Lucius at many points as well, and the moment when Voldemort kills the Hogwarts teacher mercilessly his reaction is just, wow. The terrified shitless expression on his face made me sad. ;___;

Later in the film at Malfoy Manor again, when he has to identify Harry, I just love that entire scene because Lucius is trying to explain to Draco that things can return back to normal for them, for their entire family, and the way he's so desperate and petrified for all their lives is amazing yet heartbreaking. Especially the bit with how he attempts at getting angry about being told what to do in his own house and Narcissa calms him down, knowing that nothing good would come of that now. The fact that none of them wanted this kind of outcome, how scared they all are, and how he and Harry are looking at each other with this "it's a lose-lose situation either way" kind of acknowledgment in fear, just my God. I loved how that was also played out.

Plus when Bellatrix was going apeshit, as usual, you can see that Lucius was protecting Draco in the background. ♥

These interviews are simply adorable, I can't even. ♥

I am forever amazed by all the actors in the Harry Potter franchise, but Jason Isaacs is clearly too cute because he gushes over it. And there's definitely a chemistry and dynamic between Tom and Jason. I absolutely love them, and I really hope that they can work together again in the future.

Seriously though, if anyone out there who hasn't seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows GO DO SO NOW. It is absolutely freaking worth it. I'll talk more about other scenes and moments later, but I just had to get my love for the Malfoy stuff out of the way. I love this fucked up dysfunctional family unit of theirs, and everything from Part 1 of the Malfoy Manor scenes were just delightfully amazing I can't even. It makes me yearn for more, hell I wouldn't mind of JK Rowling wrote something detailing that fucked up side of the Wizarding World; the politics and society and how the Malfoys feature into it. That would be marvelous.

But that is wishful thinking, of course. It would be awesome, particularly since I would love more elaboration of the Wizarding World in general, but that could just be me, idk.

*srsly needs some HP/Draco/Lucius icons dammit*
Current Mood: geeky
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Renéerogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
That part was really unnerving, and I was wondering how they were gonna portray it in the film. I know some people were saying that Hermione's scream would haunt them, and goddammit Emma Watson sold it with that entire part. My God, she needs to win an award for that alone. I was hoping that they would cut to the others in the room and their reactions, but I thought it worked well regardless.

I heart broke every single time Draco appeared on the screen, because he was definitely torn between staying loyal but wanting to do the right thing, and that struggle we visibly see on his expression is just amazing but also heart-wrenching at the same time.

This film I just, gah. Love it.
Revy: b e l i e v eallodole on November 22nd, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Malfoy Manor-scenes were so perfect. Even though Wormtail didn't die (????), I loved them. *__*

All of these actors and actresses are so adorable. I love Tom and Jason and Dan and...
Renée: BSG. Six. Made of awesome.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
I think many fans were anticipating the Malfoy Manor scenes, and they certainly delivered hardcore on that. It was utter perfection, from the acting and how the Manor was set-up and just, gah! Loved it all.

(I thought he did, when Dobby got Harry and Ron out? Or I could be wrong, I need to see the film again)

It's so weird how it's been ten years. We've grown up with these young actors, we've experienced the love and joy of this franchise with them and just seeing them now and how much they're reminiscing of their time with the films and how they loved it, and seeing interviews like with Jason and Tom and everyone else just really relishing over everything they've done to contribute to the Harry Potter world, it's amazing. This cast is truly wonderful, and it's sad that after July when Part 2 comes out it'll be all over.
Revyallodole on November 22nd, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. (No he didn't. :/ At least not in the way he should have died- strangling himself and all that.)

I know, I know. I'm proud to have been a part of something this big, this great and this fantastic. I still am. I think I'll be reduced to a sobbing mess by the time Part 2 arrives. (The Forest Again... just.. the Forest Again. And many others.) My childhood, where have thou gone.
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Never change.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Well darn then. :/

I cried at the end of Part 1, I'm gonna be a freaking mess at Part 2 I just know it. ;__; I know some people might think we're crazy, but it does feel like our childhood is kind of going away from us. Even after the last book was released we had the movies to look forward to, and now that's ending so it's like...what now? What's gonna happen? But I feel incredibly grateful and definitely proud to have been part of this. Harry Potter will always remain part of us, it's something that defines our generation, and it will always be a personal love for me. ♥

brb crying legit tears now....
ashley: hp ☆ poor misguided foolkitsu84 on November 22nd, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Out of everything that happened through the course of the film, I would have to say that my favorite scene was Ron telling Hermione about hearing her voice in the pub. My second favorite would be the scene where Draco refuses to "out" Harry when the snatchers bring him to the manor. Despite everything his family has been forced to endure - along with the prospect of having everything go back to the way it was before - Draco never once acknowledges it's Harry. ♥
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Despite everything his family has been forced to endure - along with the prospect of having everything go back to the way it was before - Draco never once acknowledges it's Harry. ♥

because he doesn't want his boyfriend to get killed....errm, I mean what? ;p

Seriously though, that was definitely one of the best parts. It's something I always liked from the book, how even though Draco knows that it's Harry he doesn't acknowledge or give anything away about it being him, knowing the risk of everything. Even with that prospect of having everything back the way it was, without the humiliation of his family and the constant threat of them getting killed at any moment, he doesn't believe it's the right thing to do and hesitates, and the way he looks at Harry. I just, yeah. Major love for that scene.

I just can't wait for Part 2, with the Room of Requirement scene. That is gonna be epic, like whoa.
aliasagent on November 22nd, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
The movie was really great and Jason is just simply amazing. Seriously, that man... I love him so. When I was younger I was all about Tom but damn, Jason's definitely my favourite now. Not to mention how awesome he is and what a fan he is.

I really would like to go to Wizarding World but omg, my bank account would shatter.
Renée: Sierra. Incognito.rogueslayer452 on November 22nd, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
I find it absolutely adorable how Jason always gushes over the books and the story, he truly is the biggest fan out of all the entire cast. It's too cute and endearing. ♥ I swear if I ever meet him someday, aside from going "I love you" to him multiple times, I am gonna have so much fun geeking out over the books in general. He seems like that kind of man who will geek out over it anyway regardless, as seen in these interviews.

I just, I love both Jason and Tom and I would love to meet them both. Hell, the entire cast because I love them all. <3

I WANT TO GO TOO! I've heard so many stories from people who've gotten to go already, the only downside is how overcrowded it gets. But I would love to go anyway. :D It's every Harry Potter fan's dream.
Nicole Anell: harry potternicole_anell on November 22nd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my guh. Watching those scenes it was hard to even remember the Malfoys were villains and wannabe badasses at one point. DRACO'S FACE WHEN THEY KILLED THAT WOMAN. (And holy shit that scene was disturbing.) I love how the camera was on Snape for a while and I'm hanging on to the tiny hint of an emotion under all that restraint, and then it cuts to Draco and MY HEART. :..(

I just love that entire scene because Lucius is trying to explain to Draco that things can return back to normal for them, for their entire family, and the way he's so desperate and petrified for all their lives is amazing yet heartbreaking.
Yes, that was one of my favorite moments of the movie and Jason Isaacs acted the hell out of it.
Renée: Castiel. Whumped :(rogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
God, Draco's reaction was heart-wrenching. D: There were so many emotional points for that family during those scenes, all which were disturbing and frightened (the professor being killed and Hermione's torture scene, my God), from Lucius being shaken with fear to Draco visibly flinching and just, yeah. :(

Jason Isaacs totally knocked it out of the park in this movie. I've always loved his portrayal of Lucius but this film really gripped me just from those performances alone. ;__;
nesdy on November 23rd, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Those interviews are the most adorable thing I've seen in ages! ♥
Jason Isaacs is such a fanboy, and he's so funny and cute ♥♥ "He has a nose when shoot" *lol* I love him. You can sense that he's a true HP fan just by the way he talks about it.
Renée: Castiel. Adorkable.rogueslayer452 on November 24th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I love the story Jason told before the last book came out about him begging JK Rowling to let him out of prison, and she reassured him that he's out in the first chapter. Plus many other things he said about them, which is so adorable how dorky he is when he fanboys the books and the films and everything involved with Harry Potter in general. I just love him so much. ♥
rawthorne on November 23rd, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
If you like Jason Isaacs, try to get your hands on The State Within. He's marvelous in it and there's some really great acting on that show.

Loved those videos - still haven't seen DH, but I will. Soon.
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 23rd, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely check it out when I have the time. Thanks for the rec. ♥

They're so adorable in those interviews, I love their chemistry and how huge of a dork Jason is for the books and the movies. Totally do see DH, bb! You it's simply fantastic. :D