Just saw catching fire, still processing it. As of now I'd give it 3/5 stars. Some shots where brilliant, but as a whole, kind of lackluster. Kind of felt like they were trying to fit too much into one film... anyways, thoughts?
I've been rereading Goblet of Fire (my favorite of the Potter books behind Deathly Hallows) and it's extraordinarily transporting. The writing style is not nearly as mature as it seemed several years ago, but man do Rowling's world-building skills shine more than ever.
Well, the Harry Potter films never really deserved any nominations past Sound Editing and Mixing, Original Score, Visual Effects and Production Design. I would say maybe it deserved a BP nom for Deathly Hallows Part 2 out of respect for the entire series coupled with the 10-nominee-possibility, but it never materialized.
I would say the greatest achievement was the nomination of Half-Blood Prince for Best Cinematography, which was actually excellent and well-deserving.