I went to see Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort today with Laura. Interestingly, Google Translate will not translate “les reliques de la mort” as “the relics of death” anymore, but will now instead give the meaning “the Deathly Hallows”. I guess they’re assuming that these days it’s far more likely that the subject of interest is wizardry rather than religion.
I think that this was one of my favourite Harry Potter movies. The director, David Yates, managed to achieve a remarkable balance of suspense and humour, with the magic itself fading to the background. A lot of the film occurred away from all the gizmos and gadgets of the wizard world, and simply focused on the friendship and determination of Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
Harry: You’re brilliant, Hermione. Truly.
Hermione: Actually, I’m just highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.
Most of the time they made intelligent decisions that capitalised on their individual strengths, and displayed true compassion and bravery. Plus, it was fun to see how these three corageous wizards have grown up since we first met them many years ago. Now we just have to wait another eight months to see how this all ends.
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