Do y’all remember my super fun (and awesome) Harry Potter-related hat? Let me just say that if it wasn’t 80 bazillion degrees with like 1000% humidity outside right now, I would probably be wearing my Animal Crackers hat in anticipation of the last Harry Potter movie.
I. Am. Excited. Actually more excited now since I re-read Deathly Hallows in a 2 day period. I think it took me something like 25 hours total, but I slept and had to go to work both during that time. (I read half the book Sunday evening. If I hadn’t needed to work on Monday, I would have read straight through the night, thus resulting in a bit of a delirium where I could have thought the whole thing was reality and not fiction. So it’s probably a good thing I got some sleep and had to take a reading break, lest I try to jump a train and demand to go to Hogwarts.)*
I wanted to re-read the book, but thought (a) there was no way I would get through the whole thing again before I see the movie, and (b) it might be better to see the movie(s) and then reread. But the book taunted me from my shelf on Sunday night & I couldn’t resist.
I’m hoping that it’s good that I got excited after reading the book. I realize that the movies and the books are slightly different entities & while I disagree with some of the decisions made during the whole filming/editing process (like leaving out the history of the Mauraders Map in Prisoner of Azkaban & Voldemort’s history in Half Blood Prince), I can appreciate them for what they are. In fact, once I got over the initial disappointment with Half Blood Prince, I found I was able to enjoy the movie much more on it’s own merits.
As for Deathly Hallows, I didn’t manage to catch Part 1 in the theater (for a variety of reasons), and even though I bought the DVD almost the instant it came out, I still haven’t watched it. Mindy & E also missed out in the theater, so we decided that we’d catch them all together to rid ourselves of that pesky 6 month waiting period between movies, which has worked out well. Now we’ll get it all done in a weekend, but without sitting through 5 hours (or more – how long are these things) of movie all at once.
And maybe I’ll take my hat to the theater with me. They keep those places pretty cold…
*(I really did just turn 36 and I’m not secretly a 12 year old superfan, even if I am acting a little bit too fangirly at the moment.)(I was 11 years younger than I am now when I jumped on the HP Bandwagon. So I might even be too fangirly for a 25 year old right now. But let’s pretend that this is all perfectly normal for a person of my age without kids.)(I can’t be the only person in my age bracket geeking out, can I?)