Having now finished, it, I was left pondering these questions:
How pissed off must Griphook be that something goblin-made and goblin-owned, and which he went to the length of knowingly becoming a race-traitor to reobtain and thereby ensure came back into goblin possession, can be
How pissed off must every Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw be when they find out that their
What good is a "resurrection" stone if it not only can't actually resurrect anyone (which, I get it, is the point of the moral to the didactic fable, but then why call it that), but when actually used, doesn't work the way it's previously described as working and simply conjures up ghosts who are happy to be there and happy to help, but can't actually do anything or be seen by anyone else?
If a goblin-made sword that can destroy anything is used to cleave the Resurrection Stone in twain, how can the stone still function?
If the stone is as big as it needs to be to have noticable carvings on it and be something that can be cut in two by the edge of a sword without being turned into kibble too small to handle--especially if it's not all that much smaller than a Golden Snitch, how in the world did no one over the generations notice that the setting in that ring wasn't exactly normal? (Especially if it was essentially just an average stone with a yonic symbol scratched into it and not a gemstone or something similar like opal or mother-of-perl.)
If it weren't for the title, I'd predict that Movie #7 would drop the entire Deathly Hallows subplot, let the Cloak just keep being a Cloak, leave the Stone out entirely, and make the One Wand stand on its own as a relic a la the Philosopher's Stone, and thereby shave off around three hours of near-pointless meandering.
Given the hoopla and buildup, you'd think that when you open a the cover of Deathly Hallows, the light of Marcellus' soul bursts forth and an angelic choir bursts out, singing the book's praises. It's about as good as the previous books in the series, but it's not that good. (If you mostly enjoyed books 1-6, you're likely going to mostly enjoy this one, too; if you haven't really enjoyed books 1-6, this one's not going to suddenly make a true believer out of you.)
Feudalism: Serf & Turf