Friday, November 19, 2010

Daniel Radcliffe's Rear? What the What???

Notice: all opinions expressed herein are just opinions... based on rumor mostly... and we'll all see together how it turns out.  Could be I've had a hyper-reactive week...

Another Notice - this is probably not funny in the least - but since I was asked for movie feedback... here it is...  if you've read the book - you've got all the spoilers already, if you haven't read the book... well, lucky you - because this post is certified spoiler free...

Last Friday: my much younger and more hip and with it cousin posts on Facebook...

Just read that there is 2 nude scenes in the new harry potter....."Why" seems to be an appropriate response.

my immediate reaction - "haha, what a joke - they would never..."  and then "oh crap, I don't think he's kidding"  oh, and "change that "is" to an "are" could ya?  thanks.

so I ask for a link... because I'm suspicious like that.  I don't mention the is/are thing.

and I get a link...

Will Nude Harry Potter Scene put off Families?

now I'm thinking:  Seriously?  I don't remember any nude dancing in the book?

My brain just can't come up with a reason (other than the cunning and crafty plan of the Master of all Lies to drag me speedily down...) for nudity to be in this movie??  I'm just struggling here!

My 15 year old and I already have tickets for the Midnight show (yep, I'm a glutton for punishment... and I don't like sleeping apparently)
My 13 year old will be going on Friday with a friend... a nice friend from a good family who I don't want to have to discuss nudity with.
My 11 year old has spent the past week busting his (fully clothed) butt to finish this book before the movie was released.  Our house rule:  if you haven't read it, you're not watching it!  This has not only done WONDERS for their willingness to read, but has saved us a TON of money on theatre popcorn.  (oh, and tickets...)

Wednesday:  another friend asks about these rumors on facebook - I send her "the link"

and I just maybe was the originator of the hashtag #acciopants on twitter... maybe.
(and for my non-twitter friends... no, hashtags are nothing like hashbrowns... sorry)
but seriously...  can you believe that witty little tag didn't go viral??  what's with that?

Thursday:  second friend has obviously spent more actual man hours in her research and perhaps less time in wild worry that she will be "exposing" her 15 year old to more than we bargained for when we got these tickets...  Another link was shared.

The Fake Uproar over Harry Potter's Nude Scene

Me?  reacting?  I'm so done with reacting...  Really...
#1 - to insinuate that because the actress was wearing a strapless bra during filming makes it not a nude scene is ridiculous... don't patronize me.  Of COURSE I didn't think I was going to see full frontal nudity - I DO know how the rating system works.  will my boys assume that clothing is there?  yeah, they're boys...  you do the math.
#1.5 (too lazy to go re-number) - oh... okay, so this WAS sort of in the book... just not so... well...  undressed. 
#2 - oh phew... seeing naked shoulders I can handle...  and the 15 year old can handle...
#3 - please, please, please let that be all I have to see - the question of heinies is still up in the air.

Also Thursday:  I need a nap!

So... there's where it's at - in 11.5 hours I will be watching the many many previews waiting for this movie to finally begin....  and then - then we will see if I'm a completely over-reacting ninny or not.

And then tomorrow - I'll actually finish this post...

is it tomorrow yet?

well, technically it is...  3:15 a.m. to be exact - okay, "exact" might not be quite true.  it's 3:17.  But I'm ready for everyone to tear into me for my prudish ways... bring it on... I'll probably sleep through it anyway.

The Movie?  You really want to know?
I teared up at the first "obliviate"...

and I enjoyed 97% of the movie fully.

The "scene"?  Not so much.  I asked 15 year old to rate it on a discomfort scale of 1 to 10...  10 being "get me out of here now" and 1 being "Cinderella" - his answer:  8 or 9.  Now, remember that he WAS sitting next to his mother during that scene... which didn't exactly stop at the unclothed shoulders...  and the strapless bra... they photoshopped it out apparently because there was no evidence of it

The 3 other teenagers I drove home after the movie... ALL uncomfortable with that scene.  Considering the fact that they were discussing it freely with me I was a little surprised... but yeah, none of them wanted their younger siblings to go to the movie.  Feel free to close your eyes when Harry starts hissing like a snake to a piece of jewelry... 

Was it "integral" as one reviewer said?  Hardly - the same could have been accomplished with much simpler, more touching (less lestful) gestures between dreamHarry and dreamHermione...

Smoky, lusty, almost cartoon like characters making out (oh wait, I mean Snogging) in the nude - is still nude... and yes, I was uncomfortable.  More importantly - I wasn't the only one uncomfortable...

There you have it - the movie is over... coincidentally it ends at about the same point where I threw my book across the porch and broke the binding...  and yes, that particular event made me cry in the film too.

Now if I could just obliviate that one scene from my mind I'd be able to recommend it fully.
  Yep, just the ONE scene, we don't get any shots of Dan's rear (thank you!) - but a few of him shirtless... and I'm not one to judge, but if I were going to be having my abs filmed for all the world to see... I'd maybe lift a few weights...  eat a few less pastries from craft services... y'know?

16 comments:

One Cluttered Brain said...

lol. Could be a butt shot...I highly doubt it is a full frontal. At least your older 3 are boys...Mine are girls....
I haven't read the last Harry Potter. Yeah, I'm lame like that...

One Cluttered Brain said...

Ya, and I am still quite tired this morning...so Ahh..that above comment probably makes no sense whatsoever..You told us there was no butt shot...
i think the title threw me off...lol.
Or maybe I'm just slow.
Could be the latter.
It is the morning again.

Barbaloot said...

According to your rule, I'll never be able to see any of the Harry Potter movies. And I'm okay with that:)

I'm glad you liked it. Sorry the season was uncomfortable. Seems like there's nothing Satan can't get his hands into and turn it from good to bad.

Chelsi said...

Thanks for the honest review. I was sooo disappointed that the director felt that was necessary. I think it comes down to laziness. And, thanks for the warning about where to shut my eyes. I would like to see the movie, at some point, but am happy to go without the uncomfortable feeling.

Saimi said...

That's Hollywood for ya. Harry and the crew are all grown up and if you know Hollywood, they're trying to sell more than just magic.

Kristina P. said...

I suddenly just got excited for this movie!

Megz said...

The bummer is that my 8-year-old has read the series a couple of times and I'd really wanted to take him to this movie.
Maybe I can just plan a potty break into the movie?

Lisa said...

I'm still hung up on the is/are portion. Totally threw me, until you fixed it. Thank you for thinking of the reader.

The Empress said...

I AM SO GLAD I STOPPED OVER!!

I was going to take 3 6th grade boys to the movie tonight. SO GLAD I STOPPED OVER.

Whoda guessed and what is all that about????

Gina said...

OK, So I haven't seen it yet, but I am guessing I can surmise where the cut of the end of the film comes based on this post ;)

Anyway, I remember when the movie was in early stages of production and everyone was convinced it was going to have to be an R rated movie. In the book, there's actually a bunch of nudity. When everyone changes into Harry at the beginning, they all get naked to change in Harry-sized clothes. They all make comments about Harry's body and he's incredibly embarrassed.

Then, the very end, Harry wakes up naked and spends several minutes getting his bearings and remaining naked until he can find his clothes.

Add in the violence, and everyone was just completely convinced that this was going to be a solidly R-rated film. Shows what they know, eh?

Anyway, sorry for the rambling comment.

Cheeseboy said...

Eh. I'll probably just wait to see the edited version on TBS or whatever.

Garden of Egan said...

Wow, Harry Potter movies have come a long way. I haven't seen anything after the second one. I fell asleep watching the third one...(don't hate).

Sandra said...

Well it seems things are suddenly looking up for me then. I was dreading the movie, but a little Harry Porn might perk things up considerably.
I do love your motto: if you haven't read the book, you don't get to see the movie. I'm instilling that rule immediately in my household....along with: cover your eyes when Hermione is naked.

Missy said...

WoW! I am glad my son is not a Harry Potter fan...

Teachinfourth said...

Have you seen it yet? What can you tell us? I had a student see it and he didn't say anything about there being any nudity in the film...

Jen T said...

Just saw it today, and I agree that scene was a little much and didn't need to be in there at all.