Everyone who knows me is aware of my HUGE fondness for the Harry Potter films and books. That may even be an understatement of my enjoyment. Yes, I must admit I have read the currently published series about 4 times. My husband wants to know why I don't just find a book that I have not read, I answer "because I just love the story". I have been this way since I was a kid, I find a book or movie I really like and I can watch or read over and over again. Honestly, who could not love Kenny Rogers in Six Pack? You know I do, that Anthony Micheal Hall is H * O * T!
Some would say it is a waste of time, I say I know what I like and enjoy. I am open to read or watch new movies or books, usually on the recommendation of friends. But I digress, so on that very rare occasion which occurs maybe every fifth new moon or so, I got a date night with the hubby. Of course, my choice immediately in a squeaky pre-pubescent voice was "Harry Potter?" As soon as I heard the word YES I was on it. I bought tickets for the 7 pm show at 9:30 in the morning and said BRING IT ON! Let's just say I was very excited. Enough said. That's how I roll.
Bri and I get there, get coffee, some married couple chit chat and Bri says "Oh, there is a line forming", I sprang from my chair and dragged Bri to the line. I want a good seat, at this point no one is getting in my way. We get in line and a woman, who is by herself turns to me and says, "I think that Harry is going to die in the seventh book". Wow, faced with a real Harry Potter forum poster person. Bri says "I have never stood in a line to see a movie........EVER!" This is Brian code for: I am uncomfortable with all the in depth analysis of a fictional character world that does not have hard line facts associated with the outcome and really how does this affect my life. Bri puts on a good show but I know he is secretly digging the whole thing.
Anyway, I think I scared the woman by noticing her badge from the agency she works for. I won't mention the place but it is local and very large, I have attempted to gain employment there with no avail. I think she thought I was doing some small bit of occlumency on her. Her eyes got big, took half a step back and then looked down. I was chuckling inside, but tried to bring her back to the safe zone, Harry. It went down hill from there.
We got inside the theatre, holy moly a ton of people. Some had scarfs from Gryffindor House, some just plain fanatical and there was me somewhere in the middle of it all excited like a kid to see a good movie.
I give it four stars. A must see without the small children, it is a little scary.