why is the movie going darker and darker???
August 25, 2008 8:17am CST
well i remember seeing the first part!!!! it was awesome and everything was clear as sunlight!! the second part too was clear as sunlight!! then it started to dim!!! the third part was a bit dark.. 4th still darker.. the fifthpart was darker than the 4th part!!! is it some kinda trend that the directors are following???
• United States
31 Aug 08
I disagree. I read the books first as they came out and in my minds eye, Hogwarts was always more like the first movie than the fifth. In the fifth movie, there was hardly any sunshine, ever. In the books it always talks about the kids being out on the grounds beneath the elm on sunny days.
7 Sep 08
is it getting darker visually or you are referring to the story that gets darker and darker? If it's getting darker visually, maybe there is simply poor lighting effects... LOL! Maybe, it has to be clear as sunlight at the beginning since Voldemort's power has not yet completely risen. Well, if it's the second one, it is simply because the casts are growing older and are rightful to act darker than when they were younger. If the audience are fourteen years old and younger, they cant watch darker stories... The audience are older now than before so they can absorb the intensity of each scenes. Also, Voldemort's power is getting stronger so the movies just have to show us that. And the trio are learning more spells now, so the fighting scenes are more challenging than before. The target audience are us, the fans who grew up with Harry Potter. I'm sure we don't want to watch Harry doing nothing special or risky right?
• United States
29 Aug 08
I saw this the other day and I wondered the same thing because I thought they were done with the Harry Potter movies and just had one where he is all grown up, I don't read or watch the movies just what I observe from commercials. I thought I saw Harry Potter young again in this new one and I didn't get it because the special effects even scared me and I LIKED it but it doesnt look like its made for the audience it started with and just assumed that whoever is in charge is trying a different more adult audience to keep the ball rolling, Im no Harry Potter fan so you all probably know a lot more than me but this new one appeals to me because I like scary movies but I had a hard time buying that even 50% would be like that so Im looking to see articles to confirm what I was thinking, that it is catered toward adults, that one special effect I saw in a commercial for it reminded me of The ring.
• United States
27 Aug 08
I think we all noticed the same thing. I really wish they had kept the same director throughtout the series. It bugs me that things look so differently each movie, like Hagrid's hut. Number 3 especially had all these weird artsy elements like the big cogwheels the camera kepts shooting through. And the characters wear normal clothes instead of robes and hats. I think the directors are getting darker and darker because the plot is getting darker, but I think they've gone overboard. There's still plenty of lightness and humor in all the stories. Doing it the way they have just makes it so many younger children won't be able to see the movie, thus many families can't enjoy the movies together. If they had kept it more like movies 1 & 2, all ages could have enjoyed them. Just my opinion. Sorry for the rant.