Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 took in about $125 million at the American box office this weekend, a stunning total that shows people are totally willing to pay twice (and at $13 for movie tickets in some cities) for the same book adaptation. This means Harry Potter will soon best Luke Skywalker as the biggest-grossing protagonist in film history. But how was the movie… and that rumored topless scene?
Fans should have been prepared for a darker, creepier story than in the past, since the final book was the darkest, creepiest and most mature of the series. The kids are growing up, too, but some fans apparently need to be reminded that these characters are basically adults now.
"They're totally topless and it's really creepy, " "It was a little awkward. It was not a natural kiss, and they were naked, which added a whole other aspect to it." "It actually made me more uncomfortable." [MTV]
Those were general fan reactions to Daniel Radcliffe's naked kiss with a topless Emma Watson in the PG-13 film. I'm trying not to give too much away, but it's important to note that it's basically a fantasy sequence.
I found the scene unsettling but also slightly arousing, as was another scene thick with sexual tension. What did you guys think? Too weird?