Greg and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie tonight. It was a spur of the moment decision. I have to say this is a dark one. It’s not like there’s a spoiler since the movies so closely follow the books, but this one was different than the others.
In all the others I think even if you hadn’t read the books you could just drop into the movies and enjoy them. That’s not true this time. You need some background to understand the story. Because I don’t retain details of books or movies, I was on the verge of being lost a few times myself.
I have read all the books but I haven’t seen all the movies. I saw the first one and it was so close to the book there wasn’t much point in it. I didn’t read any of them until I think the third book was out, then I read them in a nonstop orgy of late nights of being unable to put the book down. If you haven’t read them, you’re so lucky – you’ve got six great books waiting for you – soon to be seven.
I will want to read the new one as soon as it comes out. I don’t want anyone to tell me something pivotal about it before I have a chance to read it for myself. And all I can say regarding the ending of the last one is, “no way… it can’t be true… I simply will not accept it.” I’m assuming book seven will resolve that ugliness and put all to right.
Well, I’m off to bed. I have to work Saturday at a health fair so I do need to get some sleep. Considering I need to be there in less than seven hours I guess it will be a short night. Again. Those seem to be my standard.