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.
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
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.