My son and I have been counting down the days until this last movie. We watch the trailers over and over again. We try to get ahold of sneak peaks and watch those, and we have re-watched many of the first 7 films. Of course we are also attempting to re-read the Deathly Hallows, and are not going to finish by opening night.
It took me a long time to get to reading the series. I dismissed it as kids stuff and decided to wait to read it until my kid asked me to. He never did ask me. I ended up reading them in reverse order and then reading the final one: 1, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 7. Then I begged him to let me read them to him.
Once I read them they stuck with me like no other. I re read the final battle scenes several times, tears streaming down my cheeks. Like many writers, I wish I could have thought of this. Not necessarily for the eternal fame and glory, but because it was so fun and interesting and made perfect perfect sense. All the pieces fell into place. I loved the words and terms and ideas she created: quidditch and muggles and squibs and Hogwarts. All named perfectly and creating this amazing world of whimsy and magic. I have wished so much I could go there and visit. This is the work of the writer. To create a world that others want to visit, characters we want to meet, or in this case things we want to do, like ride a broomstick or cast a spell to protect us from evil or how about that amazing handbag of Hermione's?
So I bought my tickets a week ago, hired a babysitter for the little one, and have already made a plan to be there for this first night of the last show. We will watch in 3-D, but I would enjoy it either way. It is not the effects for me, it is the hero's story that captivates me, I could hear it told over and over again.
|The wee ones casting spells on each other|
Now there is nothing left to do but enjoy the show!