There Are People Watching the Last Harry Potter Movie Right Now.


I, sadly, am not one of them. It’s still two hours to midnight where I am right now, and I don’t have tickets to go, anyhow. Hopefully I’ll see it sometime this week—funds are extremely tight right now and you have to pick your battles.

Also…  I have to admit that I’m not so keen on the idea that this brilliant phenomenon is over. Oh I know, there’s pottermore coming, but the essentials—the books and the movies—they’re done for good now.

I was an extremely reluctant Potter fan. In fact, when the books were getting really popular and the first movie came out I turned my nose up at it all over the place. So much hype could never truly deliver. My sister had read the first three books, and my brother was starting to read them, and I was busy freaking out about starting high school—which had them teasing about me being so much like Hermione behind my back. I rolled my eyes at it then, but looking back, I’m going to choose to take it as a compliment. I think Hermione is pretty dang awesome.

Anyhow, I went along to see the movie—see what the fuss was about. Harry was your basic orphan-turned-something-awesome-in-some-other-world kid, and a bit of a brat, truth be told. I have to confess that I didn’t like him at all in the movie. What I did like, however, was the banter between Ron and Hermione. I have to admit that when I started the books, it was entirely to see how and when Ron and Hermione* were going to get together. For the most part I still didn’t like Harry very much… but that would change.

*(On the way home from the movie I asked my sister, “So, in the end it’ll be Ron and Hermione, and Harry and… Jenny? Was that her name?” I totally called it.)

Each book at first was breath-held anticipation as to whether Ron and Hermione would finally kiss, and then every movie was hoping-beyond-hope that they would portray things faithfully.

I really only started liking Harry a lot during the sixth book. Before that he was always so angry. In the seventh book, I fell in love with him. He’d grown so much, come so far, and was so profoundly grateful for the ones that had helped him get there… and that was what I loved most about him. That he was so thankful for his friends and for the people who’d sacrificed for him, and I was so touched by it all that I wanted to cry.

And because I saw the movie first, I’ve loved the movies just as much as the books. Watching Dan, Emma and Rupert grow up has been a lovely experience… and well, I adore Rupert, always have. Ahem…

But now the last movie is coming out, and it’s all going to end. It’s a good thing… but sad, too. I’m glad that I have a little extra waiting time to see how the last Potter flick turns out.

 

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P.S. I’m participating in the Independence Day blogfest tomorrow, details are here, come check it out!

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6 thoughts on “There Are People Watching the Last Harry Potter Movie Right Now.

  1. I didn’t get into Harry Potter until the 5th movie came out. Some friends of mine couldn’t believe I had not read the books or seen the movies. So we started getting together for girls nights to watch the movies. It didn’t take long for me to be addicted. Still have not read the books. I tried to read the first one, but after a few chapters just found myself putting it down. Love the movies though! =)

    BTW – hubs and I went to the midnight showing. HP2 was awesomeness. =)

    • Oh the books are wonderful… if you want, you could just skip the first two, the movies are so faithful to them. I’d almost say the third, too. After that, though, the books add so much richness to the story. I’d really encourage it. 🙂

  2. I didn’t get to watch it last night, either. I tried to get tickets to a local party/premier event for my kids’ sake, but I was too late and they were all sold out. Sad!

    Don’t forget to get your ID post up today for the blogfest! Can’t wait to read it!

  3. Lisa, I really like your blog! I saw people runninng around last night with little lightening bolts on thier foreheads,and immediately thought…hey, they went to see harry potter. =0) I am following you know!

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