so far Yates' has proven to be an inept director. His films lack structure, flow, continuity, emotion, excitement, maturity and style. It makes me wonder how after a great film like GOF they would hand the series over to someone who has no experience with big-budget films. GOF was exciting, dark, funny, balanced, emotional and powerful. There was a sense of dread in the film (something completely missing in HBP) the Death Eaters were actual villains they seemed dangerous had the world cup whereas they are so tame in the later movies they don't even attempt to pose a threat to the kids in the Ministry, they kill no one on the bridge, they lure Harry into the reeds and do nothing and then at the end they stand around and look "scary". Yates even turned Voldemort into a joke, he went from being a dangerous Nazi-like leader to being a typical cartoonish joke sticking his tongue out and yelling.
Yates had no vision the Ministry battle was ridiculously scaled down that scene was a dream for a filmaker, kids running from these dangerous criminals, spells flying around, people wounded, attacking brains, a room full of clocks, one like our solar system ect. And in the film it became a brief chase in the prophecy room and then a 30 second battle between the order and DE. The cave was jumpy and inchorent it didn't flow, there was zero atmosphere and the inferi were horrible, they weren't even realistic looking. Then he wrecked Dracos storyline and made the most unengaging ending to hte series yet. The DE walk out of Hogwarts? You have to be joking, where was the chaos when Dumbledore died? Why were those four even there? To leer? Havng the battle would have shown how dangerous they were fighting and almost killing students, the demise of the headmaster changed everything Yates made it look unimportant.
And now they've given him the final the most impressive, the biggest, darkest book in the series...and my hope is at nought. No doubt the 7 Potters will be about 2 minutes long filled with choppy, quick cut editing, poor visuals and Columbus level violence. George losing an ear? I doubt there will be blood on his face and it'll be treated as a minor inconvience. My real worry in the final battle. I worry what this man might do....