Gods, here’s an evocative image for you–from Manohla Dargis’ review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the New York Times (which review I do not agree with, by the way):
“… the sensational Alan Rickman, who invests his character, Prof. Severus Snape, with much-needed ambiguity, drawing each word out with exquisite luxury, bringing to mind a buzzard lazily pulling at entrails…”
Um…ewwwwwwww? But at the same time, thinking of some of Rickman’s juicier line deliveries, yeah, spot on.
I saw the movie Sunday night and I was utterly blown away. Best HP movie yet. IMHO.