Merlin: There's one major reason why EP and a whole slew of films/stories don't work for me: almost all lack of morality. The drama struck me as amazingly forced in most cases in EP, especially. About the only two bits that did ring true for me were when Ralph was carrying Katherine's (I think) body and grieving and his death 'Read Me To Sleep.' Also, a major reason why EP grates on me is because I don't like how Ralph Fiennes often comes across in his work or in interviews. Which is why I don't watch his films anymore. HP presentation of Volty was simply *flat*. The only film I can honestly say he made an *effective and powerful* impression on me in character was Schindler's List. He's terrifying. As far as widely good reception goes--via viewers and awards--quite simply most people have vastly different views and expectations of something that play into what makes it 'quality' or not than me.