Monday, November 22, 2010

Harry Potter 7 Part 1 Will Go Down in History As....

The first movie I ever saw by myself!!

That's right!  I went to see it by myself! I couldn't wait for a week or two when hubs would finally agree to go see it with me, or for my mom to finish watching 4, 5, and 6 to be ready to see 7.  I had to go NOW!

I went Friday morning while all the kiddies were in school, so it was just me and a bunch of middle-aged house wives--and that one young mother who brought her crying infant with her in the back of the room.  Hello... time to suck it up and get a babysitter!  Don't subject all of us who paid $12 to hear the score in HD to your screaming tot.

I really enjoyed the movie... every bit of it!  It's always interesting to me to see what choices they will make converting the book (which is extremely detailed) into a visual.  People get cut out, the storyline gets tightened.... on the whole, I think they did very well, and I can't think of anything I was disappointed by.  It was intense, emotional, humorous right when we needed it to be...  I'm SO ready for part two, but I know I'll be devastated when it's all over. 

I buy a lot of movie scores to listen to while I write, and I sampled this one by Alexandre Desplat (who also did New Moon--very well too, I might add), but didn't think too much about it.  After I saw the movie though, I think I might ask for that one for Christmas.

Have you seen it yet?  What did you think? 


  1. I haven't seen it yet, but I can't wait. I actually love going to movies by myself (once you get past that awkward "NO, these seats are not saved.")

  2. I haven't seen it yet, but good on you for going to the movies by yourself! It was hard for me to go on my own the first time - I felt strange - but I loved it. :)

  3. I haven't seen the previous one yet. Somehow Potter has never grabbed me.

  4. You know how much I adored it! Always a fan and I loved every moment of it!

    Hooray for going by yourself! You should be so proud! I know I am!

  5. Yes. I want to go see it again. At the end, I said, "This will be a really long intermission." What a dramatic ending! Cool, that you went to it by yourself.

  6. I saw it this past weekend with the wife and son. Having not read anything but the first book, I didn't have any expectations going in. Overall, I enjoyed it. Some of the action was too herky-jerky for my taste, but everything else was top-notch. The whole Ron getting jealous and being a jerk has been done already, so I didn't care for that part. Looking forward to part 2!!