This doesn't have any spoilers...
Anybody else see this early? I searched the forum for other "I just saw it" posts and didn't find any.
I got to go to a press screening with my wife and we were both pretty impressed. We both thought it wrapped up the series very well.
Daniel Radcliffe did an absolutely amazing job in my opinion... he's obviously matured as not just an actor but also as a person so much over the course of this series that seeing him develop throughout it is half the pleasure of watching the series.
The movie doesn't have much in the way of slow spots either and manages to sum up the rest of the story succinctly without being too drawn out. I honestly don't think they could have done this movie as one film. If anything, I'd like to have seen a few more of the critical scenes from the book fleshed out a bit more than I think they had time for even splitting the book into two films.
My ONLY complaint has more to do with the showing than with the movie. Since it was a press screening it was a 3D showing and I've honestly gotten sick of the whole 3D craze because I like to wear my prescription glasses. As you can imagine, wearing two pairs of glasses is not fun and makes me look not unlike a character you'd imagine in a Harry Potter film.
Plus the film is rather dark throughout which I would actually like IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO WEAR TINTED 3D GLASSES
Regardless, it was worth the slight headache to see it. I'm looking forward to getting it on BluRay so I can sit down and watch all of the movies in order at my leisure.