Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The New Harry Potter Movie


Hairy Potty has had so many movies lately that I can't even remember the name of the latest one (#5) but still I jumped with delight when we got invited to a sneak preview hosted by Microsoft last night. yay!

It was very fun. First off, we got to be part of Gryffindor House (!) and wear VIP passes and get free popcorn and soda. Then, we skipped all the commercials and previews and got straight to the goods. And last, the movie was awesome.

My Studly Hubby thought it was the best one so far. I still think the first one was the best one, because they were all so cute and it was so perfect and wonderful, but I suppose one could say this one was very good too because it was well done and they are acting better now and the timing and story line and all that was very smooth. The thing I liked was that it was a dark film, and true to the book Harry was depressed the whole time, but they still managed to have a lot of upbeat and funny moments and appeal to the audience - I think that would be a daunting task given all the dark overtones. The thing I didn't like was that they didn't have a final 'wrap up' like they do in each book - where someone explains everything at the end. I was a little puzzled at the end of the movie, so I think they skipped something, but I'm not sure whether it was important.

So, overall: thumbs up! and to those of you who aren't Harry Potter fans... it's time to get with the program!! (except for Uncle KT who is planning to be a Harry Potter fan but is waiting until everything is released, and that is very noble and admirable and I might even forgive her for angrily smashing my plant because I am so impressed by that). And to those of you who are Harry Potter fans, go see the movie! and then read the last book at the end of July! but don't tell me about it until I read it because the Studly Hubby is going to get it first this time so I'll be a day or two behind the rest of you.

Isn't it fun to be part of such a big sweeping phenomenon?

5 comments:

Uncle KT said...

I tried to at least make up for the "plant smashing" by bringing chocolate and a new pot!! I guess maybe some Harry Potter related anger management should have been on my to do list!

Uncle KT said...

I also feel like your anger about the plant smashing must have been repressed and is just now coming out...I never felt your true rage back in MN!

MJ said...

Saw the new movie last night - the entire Rosedale theater was sold out after 5pm! We waited in line for a half hour just to get into the theater, then another half hour to get to the previews! But it was worth it!! I had just reread the fifth book, so I knew when they had changed things to fit the movie, but I think it worked overall. Can't wait for the new book!

J-Funk said...

KT: I think it all came rushing back when I started gardening and picked up that plant at the garden store that reminded me of a plant I once loved back in MN...

But really I forgive you, things like that happen and it just makes for a good story later (as I have taken advantage of here).

Uncle KT said...

Oh good...I'd hate for you to be stewing over what an aweful person I am way over in Seattle!!