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Yes, it was indeed amazing. Doesn't it now hold the record for having the biggest opening weekend ever or something? It was actually kinda odd; there was a kid who I think was new to the series sitting behind me. I got that impression by him saying "that guy's huge!" about Hagrid and "that guy looks weird!" about Voldemort. In any case, it has to be one of the most epic conclusions to a series I've ever seen. Now it's time to finally read the last two books...
It made $169 million in 3 days which is the record. Of course those are 3D numbers in there so it ballooned it a bit but still impressive. It has already made $286 million. Should easily break $300 this weekend.
There are actually a lot of things about the movies that I liked better than the books. Yeah, there's the fact that the books had more in them, but a lot of that stuff didn't really disrupt the story at all when cut out.
I dunno. I liked it, but the extended fight scenes got on my nerves just a bit. I swear, fully a third of the movie was just Voldemort and Harry shooting spells at each other while the castle collapses around them.
It seems the reactions of people that have read and haven't are different. I haven't read the book and when I watched the movie, IT WAS AWESOME!! My sister read the book and when she watched the movie, she cried. Well, it was pretty sad.
@Joerao - A lot of people seem to criticize how it was basically just a big fight, but you have to understand that the first part goes with it. Watch both parts as one, and the fight doesn't seem to take up as much of the movie.