Finished watching the Harry Potter series with my son, last night. (I love holidays!) It’s the first time that I see the whole thing (I had seen up to 5 before). I missed the movies when they were on the circuits and the whole hype was on. (I was too involved with writing my own stuff at that point. One needs to be careful what one puts in when one is set on output.)
Definite Tolkienish elements, what a saga! Interesting twist with Snape in the end, though his intentions actually come through pretty clearly throughout (I don’t know if she does a better job hiding them in the novels).
It’s somehow funny and sentimental to watch these three really cute kids grow up in the span of 4 nights. Especially funny as they go through their “13” and become unbearable in turns. Even funnier with my son’s pithy commentary on the side (he’s 12).
But not so funny when I look at my own kids and see how big they are already. 😦 I need to do something.
The kids tell me I should read the books… but there are a stack of books lined up that I need to read for the business, I really think I’ll only manage to read the Harry Potter series when I’m old & gebukkend. (And I doubt I’ll read the Twilight series at all – I opened it randomly and found a cringeworthy scene and opened it at another random place and found another cringeworthy scene… watched the first movie in snatches from the sidelines as my oldest did and got an overdose of depressive atmosphere… though, our Dawie raved about how well-done the werewolves were, and that after a lifetime in opera and theatre, so he must have known.)
I must re-watch HP one and two, where they are still cute kids – those are the best two.