Was supposed to go to the late showing tonight but we discovered it was 3D and there was no way we were sitting down with a bunch of screaming teenagers with silly big black glasses on us wishing we were in the pub
So we went and watched it with a bunch of families and some teenagers and other twenty/thirty somethings who were highly anticipating it.
I have read all the books and I have seen all the movies and listened to all the audios and up until the previous movie I always complained that the books and movies differed vastly. It wasn't until I actually watched the previous movie part 1 with someone who has only followed Harry Potter via the movies that I got what they were experiencing. Part of me felt they were greatly cheated of the awesomeness and wondered how they could possibly settle for simply what was put before them on the screen but when they know no better - who am I to judge. I went again with another person who has only ever seen the movies and not bothered with the books and again a huge part of me felt sorry for him. I of course knew what was coming but that didn't matter ...
the experience was friggin ... pardon the next few expletives please ... bloody fucking awesome!!
At certain parts people were so moved they stood to applaud!
Those of you who have read the books might have a fair idea at which parts - those of you who have seen the movie should most likely guess as well.
The ending got a standing ovation like no movie I've seen before.
I cried, I laughed, I cheered and I wished to Merlin!! that I had worn my Gryffindor uniform
I am going to see it a second time - have too.
Have texted every one I know, nephews and nieces included to see who is free to go again.
Like Neville says (and damn but he grew in to a hottie) Harry Potter is in all of us, in our hearts.
And it's where I think he'll remain.