One of the things that I love about having the grandsons living with me is hearing them play video games (usually at 3am). They use false voices and get VERY animated and act like normal five year olds.
The fact that they are actually 19 and 24 does not change a thing.
Beside doing the ‘voices’ at 3am, while playing video games, they also tend to do them on the car, on the way home from movies. Last night, it was Deathly Hallows, Part II.
Let me say first, that there may be a SPOILER or twenty here, if you have not seen the movie. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
I knew, within the first 3 minutes, of Deathly Hallows II starting, that this was going to be the best movie yet. I actually cannot wait till it comes out on DVD so I can watch it again, and again. I am not going to go into all the great things I liked about the movie because they far outway the maybe two complaints I had. My ‘children’ however, nit picked all the way home and I wish I would have taken notes. Because they had me in stitches all the way home too.
I think it started off with, “Why didn’t anyone act surprised when Hagrid dropped the dead Harry?” I had not actually noticed this but I tend to view things through rose colored glasses and Harry Potter is one of those things. Then, the boys go off using voices to pretend to be the different characters:
“What the f__k!” Voldemort said in surprise. “How many times do I have to kill you?”
“Opps!” Hagrid said. “It wasn’t me. I didn’t drop Harry.”
“Great, one more wand for the fight.” said someone on Harry’s side.
I then pointed out that Voldemort’s comment sounded a lot like Jeff Dunham and that led to a conversation of which puppet would be Voldemort.
Unfortunately, I cannot remember all the other spots that bothered them. I do know that one thing that has always bothered me is how stupid Harry is to always lay his wand down. He did it again, as soon as Voldemort left the room from killing Snape. We have all decided that Harry needs to have a wrist strap on his wand. In fact, I think they should be mandatory on all wands, as wands were flying in the air during the battle and the boys had quite a discussion about the perils of wands flying in the air during a battle and poking out eyes, etc.
Picture Mrs. Weasley and Bellatrix doing battle and then realizing they had picked up each others wands from the floor by mistake, and had to truce for one minute in order to trade their wands back. That’s sort-of our conversation in the car going home. Just in funny voices.
Sorry, can’t give credit for this photo as it came up on Bing and, I really hate Bing, there was no credit to where Bing got it.
Everyone loved Bellatrix skipping along at Voldemorts side. She always takes life so seriously! While Helena Bonham Carter played the part great, as she always does, when she was Hermoine polyjuiced into Bellatrix, I wish they would have done just another few minutes of it, you know, Hermoine trying to act like Jack Sparrow. There again, Jeff Dunham could have done a great job.
We also decided that Neville was perhaps not as bright as could be when he waited at the wrong end of the bridge they were going to blow up. You never wait on the end that is going to blow up. I would also advise him not to taunt bad guys.
NO ONE liked the “19 years later segment.” In fact, the audience laughed at each “aged” face. Seriously, it was lame and they should have left it off. There ensued a discussion as to the fact that Gaffer has heard that Rawling did not even write that postscript. I am pretty sure this is some on-line urban legend, since it is in her book and not credited to anyone else.
All in all, I want to go back tonight. It was an awesomely, awesome movie. The Best!