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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:21 AM
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Poll question: Do you think Emma Watson (hermione) is a good actress?
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 09:23 AM by lionesspriyanka
i really think she sucks as an actress

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:41 AM
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1. I don't know.
It's possible that she is doing well with a very shallow, one-note role. It's possible that the writers are really the ones ruining her character. But then again, it could be that she really can't act.

Radcliff can act. He gets better in every movie. But then again, his character requires some range. He's got a lot more to work with.

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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 05:54 AM
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14. I never thought that Radcliff was a good Harry Potter.
He just never did look the part.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:48 AM
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2. she doesn't bother me at all
in fact, she seems to be playing the part fairly close to as written. I don't think she's great, mind you, but I also don't find her to be a Keanu or anything either.
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:12 AM
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3. choice #3
'Huh wha? Fuck she's still only 17? :cry:'

:P
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:15 AM
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4. She plays Hermione Granger better than anyone I've ever seen.
But my ability to judge acting may be off kilter because I watched Star Wars Episode II yesterday and compared to Hayden Christiansen everyone is a good actor.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:24 AM
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6. Oh god!
Not only was he terrible, but he was particularly bad in the second episode. Somewhere, Keanu Reeves is smiling.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:23 AM
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5. Hard to say. I don't think the role challenges her much.
I don't know if that's the director's fault or hers. She got the role so young that she may have grown away from it, and might do much better in a different kind of role. Even the best actors have roles that aren't suited for her. But I agree that she's the most awkward actor of the main characters. Although Fred and George aren't that good, either.

With all her attempts to get out of the role, I'm not sure she's giving it her best.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:27 AM
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7. I just watch the boobs.
:shrug:
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:44 AM
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10. Uh..I don't think she has any boobs


Okay, maybe a little. But that bra looks padded :P
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:08 PM
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12. I think she has plenty - but I'm a smaller, more elegant, breast kind of guy
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 08:48 AM
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23. That picture
is also 2 years old, i believe
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 11:24 AM
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29. Does she have them now? n/t
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 06:09 AM
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15. She is only 17, so maybe she'll mature a little more in the coming years. n/t
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 09:06 AM
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24. She's only 17, You Perverts
Geesh.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 09:10 AM
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25. Then if she doesn't want us watching her boobs, she should hide 'em
Wear a Burka or a suit of armor or something.

:hide:

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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 04:37 PM
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32. I See A "Dateline" Episode In Your Future
Watch out.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 11:23 AM
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28. Did you mean PEVERTS?
Does she like yogurt??? :rofl:
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 11:48 AM
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30. she's 3 years younger than me
whoopdee do
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 05:52 PM
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35. That three years is still
enough to get you arrested.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:26 AM
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8. No idea.
I watched the first HP film awhile ago. Never read the books. Never paid attention her generally.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:42 AM
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9. You're just jealous that she gets to kiss this guy...


You want him all to yourself :P
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:38 PM
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11. Acting? You mean harry potter isnt true???? It's NOT a reality show??????
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 05:22 AM
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13. I thought she's done a decent job...
Edited on Wed Jul-18-07 05:22 AM by regnaD kciN
...but I was amused, when the first film came out, to note that, somehow, the plain, frumpy-looking Hermione Grainger from the books had turned into The Hottest 11-Year-Old In Great Britain by the time the story made it to screen.

The way I see it, the studio figured they had at least seven years of these films to go, and the pre-teen boys who were the prime market for the first movie would be in their late teens or early twenties when the final episode came out, and would require somewhat more sophisticated "eye candy" to bring them to the theaters than just some fancy special effects.

:evilgrin:

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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 08:16 AM
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16. I think the producers hit the trifecta on all three...
Sometimes kid actors just don't develop over the years. They're cute props when originally cast, but never really turn out to be real actors. Remember the latter years of "The Waltons?" What a bunch of stiffs! I think all three kids in Harry Potter have real talent.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 08:33 AM
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21. I Went Back and Watched the First Movie
And it's amazing how young they look.
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 08:21 AM
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17. Nope.. at least, not in the later movies..
but maybe it is a writing issue.. I thought she was good in the first couple of movies, but lately she seems to be on the verge of tears all the damned time...
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 08:33 AM
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20. They're Called Hormones
And every teen girl gets to deal with them. Even Hermoine.
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 08:25 AM
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18. she is good for what she has to do
i think there is very little in the way of deep characters in these movies.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 08:29 AM
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19. I think she's done a good job with a one-note role
Hermione isn't quite as fleshed out a character as Ron or Harry. You don't see her parents her home life. Her motivations for wanting to be at Hogwart's. All you know about her is that she's the class brainiac and can be quite bossy. Here's were the movies let Hermione down.

In the books, she has all the theme about muggles/mudbloods and human rights for house elves. She sees the discrimination and the class warfare and indirectly it brings up the theme of genocide... Voldemort wants to get rid of anyone who isn't pure-blooded.

So I think Emma Watson will be able to do whatever she wants when the HP movies are done. :-)
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 05:27 PM
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33. I Agree - It's The Role
The writers and directors not giving her much of a chance.
I don't think she ever seems fake or stiff, just flat. You get the sense she doesn't bring anything to the role, almost any young female actor could play it. Then again, she's cute. And even though in the books Hermione is at best plain, Emma Watson being cute makes Hermione endearing. Fortunately, even as she has grown she hasn't turned into a knock out - she's still cute. I'm not saying she's ready for something serious yet, but if she turns into the British Julia Roberts, she won't have done too badly
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 08:47 AM
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22. I think she's alright
not fantastic, but alright. I do think she's gotten better, but she still has some awkward line delivery. It's not as though Danial Radcliffe is better, really.

Rupert Grint is actually, IMHO, the best actor of the three main characters.
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Seashell Eyes Donating Member (498 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 09:31 AM
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26. She moves her eyebrows too much.
I end up distracted by the eyebrows. I think Rupert Grint is the strongest of the three.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 10:23 AM
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27. She's got one emotion:
breathless and on the verge of hysteria.

I'm really not down with her. I blame the directors somewhat for letting her get away with it.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 12:38 PM
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31. I thought all the kids stunk in the first Potter...
...but they do fine now.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 05:28 PM
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34. She's come a LOOOOONG way from when they first started....
She's not terrible, but she does have a little ways to go. She says that acting is not more important to her than her education, and she's focusing on that right now. I think she's a great kid, and I think she's a great role model for kids. There are SOOO few of those. Better acting will come with more work. She'll get there.
Duckie
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