Monday, July 11, 2011
What Harry Potter means to me
I can't wait to see HP7.2. It even comes out a few days earlier here than in the US (there are midnight showings on Tuesday night), but I don't think we'll be able to go see it until sometime next week at the earliest.
At the same time, though, I almost want to leave it unwatched for as long as I can possibly stand it. Because once I see it, that's it. The happy pastime of marking the progression of my adult life with Harry Potter movies will have to come to an end. I've talked about it before on this blog, but it goes something like this.
this one in Amman, Jordan. Twice. On the same day. On opening day. Good times.
we watched at the same theater in American Fork as HP3, five years earlier. We went with Jeremy's sister and my brother while Jeremy's other sister babysat our girls. It was right before we moved to Ithaca.
to see this one in Ajman, UAE.
I promise I haven't forgotten that we're talking about movies and books here. I know it's nothing earth-shatteringly important. But like I said, these stories have been around for the majority of my adult life now. I have to imagine that they're even more meaningful to people like my brother, who grew into adulthood along with Harry Potter - Steven was 9 years old when the first movie came out, so his growing up years have roughly matched those of Harry Potter (the movie version, anyway).
I'll leave you with this article by Orson Scott Card. It was written about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the book, but I think it's worth a read in regard to the movies as well.
(Also this one, which Card wrote about Snape after the release of the sixth book. Brilliant.)
And while we're at it, let me share that my order of favorite Harry Potter movies, with my favorite one first, goes like this: HP6, HP7.1, HP5, HP3, HP4, and HP1 and HP2 are interchangeable but maybe I like HP1 slightly better than HP2.
Did I miss anything Harry Potter-related? Now is our last chance to talk about HP in a relevant manner, since after this week, there will be nothing new to discuss EVER. Sigh.