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So it was my 18th today and yesterday, after I came home from work I was treated to the most amazing surprise party ever. My friends basically decorated my whole back patio in all things Harry Potter. They made signs, logos of all the houses, hung web around the place, put candles everywhere, someone made a snitch, a quaffle and two bludgers, they made butterbeer and they all dressed up as Harry Potter characters, it just goes on. It was just so amazing and I had to share it with all of you. I was so shocked by the extent they had gone to. It was beautiful.
Which is a great thing going into box office numbers. The visual effects in that first trailer even surpassed the visual effects for so many films that are out that are given higher budgets. It looks like a film with a massive budget and I guess Wes Ball having the experience in that area has helped immensely.
Although I do think the trailer did get a lot of interest from many outsiders and people found it refreshing. I just have a feeling it might be one of those dark horses which nobody knows much about in the lead up but it surprises heaps of people.
Book fans have to learn to let go and accept stupid things like this. Yeah 'WICKED' was such an awesome title and would have been great if they kept it but people act like nothing will ever be the same because of the change. They act as if it's the most terrible thing to ever happen.
Agree with everything you said in your review mate. I loved basically every every bit of it. It's a huge step up from the first (which I loved as well). The characters are great and the story is fittingly dark at times. It does what the 3rd film of the original trilogy failed to do and that is to weave in every villain appropriately without making it seem convoluted or messy. Even Paul Giamatti's cameo was perfect and I think his presence set up what's to come very nicely. I think Marc Webb found the right consistency between the romantic aspects of the story and the actual plot itself. Bloody Hans Zimmer too. It's such a modernised score and nothing like anything he's done but it still manages to work brilliantly into the film.