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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Two Movies in One Day

This morning I saw Winnie the Pooh with Emily and Elliott.  Mid-afternoon, I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 with Jim.  It was a good way to spend a scorching hot summer Sunday.

As might be expected, Winnie the Pooh was a cute movie and perfect for a five-year-old.  It was only an hour long, which was just slightly longer than all the previews before.  I do find it cruel to make young children sit through 20 minutes of commercials before the movie even begins.  For some, by the time the previews are over, they're ready for their first potty break!

I thoroughly enjoyed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.  As usual, there were differences from the book and many story-lines were omitted, which has always been a disappointment for me with the series' screen adaptations.  But, overall, the film was a good finale.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, however, remains my favorite Harry Potter film.  I've seen it at least a dozen times, often with Elliott, and never tire of it.  

Some summer in the future, I imagine watching the entire Harry Potter series with Elliott.  In fact, it could become a tradition.  And that's the beauty of film -- the end is never the end.

2 comments:

blinkdawg said...

I always liked the first two books/movies the most...possibly the second more than the first. While, the overarching conflict across the books is exciting at times, I really like the introduction to and exploration of the world. For example, one thing that was mentioned in the books, but not fleshed out were the goblin wars - how did the goblins get to their position at Gringotts? I'd love to hear more about that. And that's just one snippet out of many.

GrandmaG said...

Exactly! My attraction to the entire series is the world Rowling created. I'm hoping many of the background stories will be published on pottermore.com.