Monday, July 27, 2009

uber geek alert.

remember how i wrote about wanting to be bellatrix lestrange for the harry potter and the half-blood prince midnight showing? clearly i would never look as awesome as helena bonham carter, but my own interpretation wouldn't hurt. actually, i didn't really end up being bellatrix - more like a cross between a slytherin and a wannabe-death eater.

watch out! that might be the aveda kedavra curse i am about to perform... (i evidently have too much fun dressing up.)

the eye makeup was actually what was left after crying--- um, i won't spoil it for those who have not read the book or seen the movie.

an impromptu review...

i generally far prefer a book to its movie counterpart, but i still get excited to see a live-action interpretation of literature. what i enjoyed most about the half-blood prince was tom felton's portrayal of a tormented draco malfoy. the extra focus on his part of the story for the movie was quite flawlessly done and i think, a sound addition.

i am usually wary of actors being cast for roles that don't entirely fit the characters' descriptions, but i enjoyed jim broadbent as professor slughorn very much - he is a great actor and always a positive addition to a cast. jessie cave as lavender brown was fantastic as well. i'm also happy the director/writers chose to throw in an extra scene for luna lovegood - evanna lynch portrays her so well.

my biggest gripe of the movie was how much the 'blooming love' story arc was played up and how awkward it was. it just felt a tad too forced. there was also a superfluous scene or two here and there, which i thought could have been scrapped to focus on certain parts of the book that are rather significant - or at the very least quite interesting.

but, all in all, i did enjoy the movie. it's not my favourite of the franchise, but certainly a step up from the previous one. (i'm not sure why i disliked the order of the phoenix so much... it has just been my least favourite of the lot so far.) i await the last (two) installments eagerly and impatiently!

hp-geek signing out!

ps - i don't love slytherins; i just think the "dark" characters are always more fun to dress up as than the overtly goody-goody. truth be told, i was sorted to hufflepuff in "a more accurate harry potter sorting quiz" (as opposed to the "less accurate" one that used to be on the harry potter site, i suppose.. which sorted me to gryffindor and i think i agree with the hufflepuff sorting more than gryffindor.)


  1. Hooray for geekiness! I whipped out some Star Wars knowledge that impressed everyone at lunch yesterday.

    Although, on second thought, maybe they were just humouring me.

  2. cool makeup & i really enjoyed the movie!

  3. love the geekness.haha
    and awesome makeup

  4. awesome eye makeup! i really wanna try that colour!

  5. Yay! Geeks rule! haa. I bought a tee recently that said "Save the eewoks" It was from urban outfitters. I'm that cool :)

    Love your blog, really funny.

    Panda x

  6. very cool eye makeup. i really like the dark characters haha. the movie was really good but agree about the awkward "blooming" love story haha xo

  7. you looked wonderful and that makeup was absolutely perfect for that event, I can´t wait to watch the last HP myself - I love it all - books, movies;)
    hope that your cold doesn´t bother you anymore;)

  8. hahaha, well your make-up is way better than bellatrix's

  9. Lovely make-up! and I love all black outfits. it's like perfect matching. haha. I don't really follow harry potter, but i think i'm gonna start to watch the movies in order. The first one came out when I could barely understand what they were saying.


  10. i have 2 theories as to why OOTP is your least fave movie of the series:

    1. the screenplay was not written by steve kloves (i think) -- the only one of the franchise not written by him

    2. it was probably the least "adhering" to the book in the sense that it was the thickest book, but not the longest movie -- i think they considered splitting it into 2 parts like deathly hallows, but nixed that idea in end. dunno where i heard that, tho, so maybe i'm wrong

    anyway, i love this random death eater girl look! now the question is, can you one-up yourself for halloween? haha

  11. ps, what did you use for the wand?


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