Well, ladies and gentlemen, if the Warner Bros. publicity people are trying to discourage Harry/Hermione ’shippers (translation: those who agitate for a romance between Harry and Hermione, rather than Ron and Hermione), they’re doing a phenomenally bad job. Just look at the first of these photos. Once again, all the chemistry is between Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson, while Rupert Grint looks befuddled. I’m starting to respect Rupert Grint more these days, though, since he has apparently been in a respectable non-HP movie, and unlike his co-star Radcliffe, he does not feel the need to overcome type-casting by appearing naked on stage with a horse. Yuck.
On a brighter note, Imelda Staunton’s Professor Umbridge looks about as perfect for the role as you can get without being my sixth-grade science teacher (to whom my parents kindly referred as “Toad Lady”).
And, finally, I’m pleased that, in the group photo, Ginny Weasley is wearing pants (by which I mean “trousers,” in case any British people ever read this post). She’s the only girl to do so, and it can’t be just because she plays Quidditch, because Cho Chang does, too. In any case, as the only girl wearing pants in my preschool class photos, I applaud her.
I still have my doubts that this movie will be any good. Alfonso Cuaron, come back to us!
4 comments September 26th, 2006