A yummy movie! Full measures of laughter, lots of romance – some funny, lots tender plus fear, sadness. And of course that wonderful castle, great special effects. And a very good story, well told.
I always want to get everything together – and so wanted Harry and Ginny, Ron and Hermione to go ahead and pair up. But watching the ways they didn’t was really very funny. The emotions seemed to rotate, though. A deatheaters attack on London, Harry and Dumbledore finding the Professor disguised as a chair, back at the Weasleys for a homecoming, a little romance, then more deatheaters and that home is destroyed.
Everything was both darker and lighter. More humor than any other movie, and really scary negative stuff – like Draco with the deatheater symbol on his arm. A terrific quidditch match starring Ron – who really rocks at his triumph! And a very scary Tom Riddle, both as a small boy and as a teenager.
It is, as always, a must see for me – so friend Mary and I, on the day it opened, had our purple veggie sammiches (the eggplant sandwich at What’s for Dinner) – and then spent time trying to find a parking place in the Levee parking garage. Had to stand in line to get tickets, even though we’d ordered them on line and should have been able to get them from the kiosk – which was not functional. None of that mattered -not even the 9 previews – once the movie started.
And then suddenly it was over. I thought it had just been about 45 minutes. Not true – it had been 2-1/2 hours. Sure flew by – one of the hallmarks of a good movie – especially when I’ve already read the book.
It is going to be hard to wait for the fall of 2010, and then the spring of 2011.