Harry Potter and The Dealthly Hallows … a movie adventure

Finally!  Yesterday afternoon Chance and I ventured 23 miles past out local movie theater (with our noses in the air) as we made our way to a newer and rumored more “cushy” theater.  We stopped at a Dairy Queen brazier in the area and stocked up on burgers and fries which I promptly placed in my purse.

Yes…. yes I did.

All of this for what you may ask?

The much awaited showing of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows of course!

We arrived early and were thrilled to walk into a theater that had large comfortable chairs and plenty of room.  I literally “SSSQQQQQUUUEEEEEDDDD” when the opening to the movie came on the screen (seriously – ask Chance… I did.)  I grabbed my mushroom swiss out of my purse and got comfortable.

I loved it.

LOVED IT!!!

I know sometimes it is hard for such a long anticipated movie to live up to the hype but I was not disappointed.   True to the book each scene was like a chapter… coming to life!  Hold on to your seats… if you are like me, The Deathly Hallows will send you back in time and suddenly I was remembering the first books, and my kids reactions – and the excitement to see them reading and talking excitedly about a book….

I really have a lot of memories entwined within these books!

There are several moments in the movie I would love to chat about but I do not want to spoil anything

Halloween Costume 2011?

for anyone who has not seen this yet.  Let me just say I have always enjoyed watching Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix.  She is so incredible in this role.  (She may be my next Halloween costume!)

I remember this was the book that was such a leap for me.  I loved the characters and I loved the setting of Hogwarts… when circumstances pulled Harry, Hermione, and Ron away from the school… I wasn’t sure where they were headed or what this meant for the storyline, but I was in.  All in.  J K Rowling did not disappoint me them and the movie did not disappoint me now.  In all honesty, it was an emotional experience to see this characters on the big screen working towards finishing up a much beloved series.

In a word:  Bitter sweet.

I would highly recommend you see it.  In fact, I will see it again when my son is in town this weekend.

Uhhhhh….   “SSSSQQQUUUUUEEEEEEE!!!!”

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Posted on November 22, 2010, in Book to Movie Review and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. A huge smile crossed my face when I saw your post pop up in my email because I just finished posting about my thoughts in regards to HP. :)

    I am so glad that you loved the movie as much as you did! I had great fun when I saw the midnight show with my girls. I agree with you about Helena Bonham Carter…great actresses. She is the female version of Johnny Depp, in my opinion.

    I look forward to part 2.

  2. I’m glad to see you loved this – we plan to see it tomorrow!

  3. I love that you bring food in your purse to the movie theaters – me too! I need to see this movie!

    • LOL its more just to say we did Amused… a few years ago we were in a hurry to get to the theater and we did not have time for lunch. We popped into Burger King grabbed burgers and fries and off we went…. now it is just fun to do that again occasionally :)

  4. Thanks for the review.I started reading HP just to get back into reading.Its obvious to me that these films are a labor of love for the makers since the quality of the movies have not diminished over time.I think the reason for that is Rowling herself. Hopefully the rumors are true and we will see a Potter follow up soon. ger

  5. Oh I cannot wait! I’m seeing this for my birthday this weekend and it’s all I asked for…well, that and dinner. :) I think it will be just perfect! SO so so glad you loved it enough to want to see it again this weekend, that makes me that much more excited! Yay!

  6. I’m glad you loved it :) I did, too :) I’ve already seen it twice & because I’m re-reading the series now, I’ll probably see it once more when I re-read Deathly Hallows :) For me, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp & Tim Burton are the same :) I absolutely love them all & all their movies! I loved almost every scene in this movie, but I especially loved The Tale of the Three Brothers :)

    • Aleksandra I should have mentioned that as I loved the tale of the three brothers too. In fact I have the Beetles and Bard book on my shelf. I want to read it this week. That was a pretty cool part of the movie!

  7. I usually sneak water into the theater in my purse, and then I’m so sure that they’ll “sense” that it’s there. Didn’t they smell your food? LOL

    Maybe they’re not as strict where you live…one time, my son and I had sandwiches hidden (this was many years ago), and they actually “busted” us and made us take the sandwiches outside. Where we ate them before returning.

    Now that’s harsh, don’t you think?

    Glad you enjoyed the movie. I’ve only seen like the first three movies. This one is probably the best one yet.

    • I understand why they do it Laurel…. actually once we got to this new theater we seen they had hot pretzels, nachos, ice cream… all sorts of junky food to make us happy.
      I just did not want to make Chance wait until 3:30 before he had lunch :D

  8. I can’t wait to watch it myself this weekend, especially when I’m reading so many great reviews about the movie.

  9. This is my 2nd favorite film in the series so far. My complaints were small and probably wouldn’t have been there if I had not read the book again 2 seconds before I saw it LOL. I really do think the 2nd half is going to blow all of the movies out of the water though :)

  10. I’m so glad you made it! We will definitely have to discuss it further (darn spoilers….). I’ll text you later! Have a great Tuesday!

  11. SO good! I treated myself to HP7 part 1 on Sunday, and it did not disappoint. There was one scene that made one teen say “WHAT?!?” and we all chuckled with agreement, but other than that, I just loved it.

    Bitter sweet is exactly what this was.

    I remember being depressed for days after finishing Deathly Hallows for the first time. My husband couldn’t quite understand why I was so sad. I wanted more. My adventure with Harry was over. So as much as I wished we could see part 2 right now, I’m glad that they are staying true to the book, not cramming everything into 2.5 hours, and giving us something more to look forward to.

  12. Along with the twins, Bellatrix has to be one of my favourites as well.

  13. That interesting. I didn’t like the movie at all. I actually thought about leaving in the middle because I was so bored. I kept thinking that if they were boring a huge Harry Potter fan like me then everyone was going to be so mad. So far I’m the only person I know of who didn’t like it. I’m starting to wonder what I missed. LOL

  14. So glad you enjoyed seeing the movie. I can’t wait to see it when I get home from my trip!

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