On the weekend the kidlet and I went to see Harry Potter 7.2. We have read all of the books (I read books 1-6 aloud) and of course seen all the movies. Own most of them. So how was it? Great. :-)
It follows most of the story pretty closely (that I remember), lots of fight scenes and explosions and, oh my, little Neville Longbottom has grown up.
|A little cosmetic dentistry and I think I'm in lust.
My only thought was, if you were magic, why would you need to clean up the castle with a broom? Couldn't professor McGonigal just wave her wand and have all the repairs done lickity-split? What's the point of being magic if you can't clean without work? LOL
Also on the way out of the theatre I heard this young man telling his date that the whole thing with the special elder wand and who it would obey was kind of lame and they shouldn't have written it that way. Umm, honey, it was in the book that way. They couldn't just CHANGE it. Sheesh. He'd obviously not read them.
Also at the end which was supposed to be about 19 years later, only Harry and Ron somewhat looked older. Ginny looked like a 16 year old with 40 year old woman hair. I thought they could have used some special effects or make-up to make them look like they could have 12 year old children. But minor detail.
So for Harry Potter fans a definite must see.
I'm sure it must be a bit weird for them to finish. Although as Daniel Radcliffe said last night, it's been a year since they finished shooting so they've all sort of gotten on with their lives. However I came across this little gem on Tumblr (no, not everything is nekkid boys there LOL) and it was very touching with sweet music and to see the bittersweet end for the actors.
|All grown up.