Friday, July 15, 2011

Thank you Harry

Last night was practically a defining moment in my life. Yes, it was just a movie, but at the same time is was so much more than that; it was the ending of an era, something millions of people will agree on.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

First, I would like to begin by saying that, yes I knew what was going to happen, because the book has been out for almost 3 years. That's not the point though, because to me, the movies and books are their own separate entities, each having their good and bad points. However, of all the movies they've made, I would like to say that besides the first 2, this was definitely the truest to the book. They had to change some things to match what they changed in others, but in the end it all worked out.

Harry Potter. I wasn't into it the way a lot of other people my age were: I didn't even get into the books until around the time the 4th was released. I was never upset if I could catch it at midnight, and I was never a complete nerd about it. But at the end of this movie, when yes, I cried, I realized that this is the end of something big. So many people have grown up with these books. learning life lessons big and small.

  • The difference between good and evil
  • What true friendship really is.
  • Never give up
  • Learning to let go of things
  • So many more that I can not even think of right now
Harry Potter will forever live on, and even though there are so many other 'magic' books and series, Harry Potter trumps them all. J.K. Rowling is a literary genius and her stories will never be forgotten.

For me, the best part of this movie is of course when we finally learn Snape's motives. That chapter of the book has been my favorite since the book came out, and when it came up in the movie, I prayed they wouldn't mess it up-- it reveals so much and cutting that down would be a bad idea. I would like to say, happily, that they weren't messing around, they did it justice and then some.

In fact they did the whole book justice. Every scene was filmed so well, even the cheesy epilogue. In the end, it leaves the viewer with a sense of knowing that Harry's adventures have come to an end and although millions of fans everywhere were left crying and sad that their favorite boy wizard has finally grown up they were also left with a sense of closure and happiness knowing that the movie did it right and Harry will live on forever.

Thank you Harry Potter


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