Sunday, July 15, 2007

Less than a week to go

I can hardly believe that after seven years of waiting, I'm less than a week away from knowing the end of Harry Potter. It seems like it's been forever and yet it seems like it has flown by. I want to take a moment and officially put my thoughts out there on some of the major questions leading into this final book.
  • Will Harry live? - Yes.
  • Is Snape good or evil? - Good.
  • Will Voldemort live? - No.
While I look forward to seeing whether I'm right or not, I'm really excited to learn more about the periphery stories and characters.
  • Aberforth
  • more on Lily
  • what will become of S.P.E.W.
  • Neville's inevitable battle with Bellatrix
  • how Regulus was able to steal the locket
  • Draco
I saw the Order of the Phoenix movie this weekend and in general I liked it. I thought Helena Bonham Carter and Evanna Lynch as Bellatrix and Luna respectively were fantastic. Most excellent casting choices. Ginny was totally rocking with her Reductor spellwork, but then we already knew how powerful she is. And that fight scene between Dumbledore and Voldemort...OH...MY....GOD! Incredible!!! But I felt that it lacked something. And I don't mean specific storylines because I understand that the mediums are different and changes are expected. But I feel like it was missing some of the essence of the book...the overall feeling. I didn't feel the angst in the movie that I get from the book which is so essential. Now I gotta go see it in IMAX for that 3D fight scene.
Counting down the days...

1 comment:

Scott Young said...

I agree with you on the movie. It was good but missing something. I got the impression from my wife(who hasn't read the book) that it was confusing at times and everything didn't tie together correctly. One of my co-workers and I are going to see it at the IMAX off of 635 and web chapel next Tuesday, July 31. We have a softball game at 9:00 so we have to kill time until then. You are more than welcome to join us if you would like. I think the showtime might be at 5:15 or something like that. Anyway, just let me know. later. ---Scott