joi, 19 iulie 2012

The Harry Potter Series- A Magical Journey


  EN:

I thought of making a collective review of the Harry Potter series after having recently watched all the movies again. The series consist of eight fantasy films, based on the novels by British author J. K. Rowling. Here they are, in chronological order:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)


 The first Potter movie is the beginning of a magical ride, while the following ones gradually add action, intensity and fantastic creatures to the story. As the kids get older, the themes get darker, Harry gets angrier and more determined to destroy Voldemort. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince mixes friendship, love, fear and sorrow. The epic continues to grow in darkness and intensity, with a climax in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part II, which puts and ending to the magical series. The movie highlights are the battle at Hogwarts, Harry’s final battle with Voldemort, Harry’s encounter with the ghosts of his murdered parents and headmaster Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) and the epilogue that takes us 19 years into the future. 

The audience and good critical reviews of this movie made most of its fans believe that it would get the Oscar Best Picture nomination that all other Potter movies had been denied. Everyone was waiting for the nomination/Oscar, as a reward for the whole series, just like all three Lord of the Rings movies were nominated for Best Picture, but only The Return of the King managed to actually win the statue. Still, reality did not meet expectations. There are 10 Best Movie nominations allowed, but the list did not include more than 9, none of which was Harry Potter. After seeing the Oscar nominated movie Hugo, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) declared:  I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese". 
My two favorite actors of the series are Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), although the Harry-Hermione-Ron trio is also very charismatic. The two main romances in Harry Potter, that between Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and the one between Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) have “the emotional range of a teaspoon" (to quote Hermione) or of a rock.
The question remains: Why do you think the greatest movie franchise and 3rd biggest money making box office movie never made it to the Best Movie Oscar nominations?

RO:

Seria Harry Potter- o calatorie magica

M-am gandit sa fac un review colectiv al seriei Harry Potter dupa ce am revazut toate filmele recent. Seria consta din opt filme fantasy, bazate pe romanele autoarei britanice J. K. Rowling. Iata-le, in ordine cronologica:

Harry Potter si Piatra Filozofala (2001)
Harry Potter si Camera Secretelor (2002)
Harry Potter si Prizonierul din Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter si Pocalul de Foc (2005)
Harry Potter si Ordinul Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter si Printul Semi-Pur (2009)
Harry Potter si Talismanele Mortii Partea I (2010)
Harry Potter si Talismanele Mortii Partea a-II-a (2011)

Primul film Harry Potter reprezinta inceputul unei calatorii magice, urmatoarele adaugand, gradual, actiune, intensitate si creature fantastice povestii. Pe masura ce copiii protagonisti cresc, temele devin mai intunecate, Harry devine mai furios si mai hotarat sa-l distruga pe Voldemort. Harry Potter si Printul Semi-Pur este un amestec de prietenie, dragoste, frica si durere. Povestea continua sa creasca in intunecime si intensitate, atingand apogeul in Harry Potter si Talismanele Mortii Partea a-II-a, care incheie seria magica. Momentele de varf ale filmului sunt lupta de la Hogwarts, confruntarea finala dintre Haryy si Voldemort, intalnirile lui Harry cu fantomele parintilor sai ucisi si cu directorul Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) si epilogul care ne proiecteaza 19 ani in viitor.
Audienta si criticile pozitive ale filmului au determinat majoritatea fanilor sa creada ca acest ultim film va primi nominalizarea la Oscar, categoria Cel mai bun film, de care toate celelalte filme Potter fusesera private. Toata lumea astepta nominalizarea/premiul, ca o incununare a succesului intregii serii, asa cum cele trei filme Stapanul inelelor au fost nominalizate la categoria Cel mai bun film, insa doar ultimul, Intoarcerea Regelui, a primit statueta. Realitatea a fost alta. Sunt permise 10 nominalizari la aceasta categorie, insa lista a inclus doar noua, printre care nu s-a regasit Harry Potter. Dupa ce a vizionat filmul Hugo, nominalizat la Oscar, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) a declarat: “Nu cred ca Oscarurile apreciaza filmele comerciale sau pentru copii, cu exceptia cazurilor in care sunt regizate de Martin Scorsese”.
Actorii mei favoriti din serie sunt Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), desi si trio-ul Harry-Hermione-Ron este foarte charismatic. Principalele doua relatii infiripate in film, cea dintre Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) si Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) si cea dintre Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) si Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) au ceva din “incarcatura emotionala a unei lingurite”, ca sa o citam pe Hermione sau cea a unei pietre.
Intrebarea ramane: De ce credeti ca cea mai mare franciza cinematografica si al treilea cel mai mare success de box office nu a primit nici o nominalizare la categoria “Cel mai bun film” a Oscarurilor?

2 comentarii:

  1. pentru ca este britanic..

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  2. Si eu m-am gandit. Cred, insa, ca adevarul este ascuns undeva in citatul din Daniel Radcliffe de mai sus. Oscarurile dezaproba, in general, acest gen de filme, cu foarte putine exceptii. De multe ori, alegerile sunt subiective, cum a fost nominalizarea foarte dezbatuta a The Blind Side... Ma intreb ce s-ar fi intamplat daca cele 2 parti Harry Potter& the Deathly Hallows ar fi fost comprimate intr-un singur film, mult mai spectaculos. Oare ar fi primit o nominalizare? Parerea mea este ca cel putin Alan Rickman (Snape) merita o nominalizare pentru cel mai bun actor in rol secundar.

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