My driving force

I have declared November to be the worst month ever! It's great that we can celebrate the birth of not only my beautiful daughter, but the birth of my sister-from-another-mister's daughter. As fun as it is to celebrate those things, the actual planning of the parties is anything but fun. Top that off with the husband going out of town for a weekend and I'm ready to pull my hair out. Every year I am thankful I make it to the end of the month. I think my driving force is Thanksgiving dinner!

This year I had another driving force. A driving force full of wizards and witchcraft. Yes I am talking about Harry Potter. I bought the tickets 2 weeks ago and I even made a little pre-movie song. You can see it here!

I have read every book and seen every movie. GG has started to read the books, but she, too has seen all the movies. I know she was excited to see the movie, but I may have been a wee more excited than she was. Possible evidence of that may have been my dancing my way into the theater! I was so nervous that something would go wrong and they wouldn't let us in. But they did, and off dancing I went.

The movie? Pure awesomeness! For the most part, is was true to the book. I laughed, I jumped, I cried. Harry Potter is the boy who lived. He was the one who nearly destroyed Voldemort (bad wizard for those unfamiliar with all of this). As the books go on, Voldemort gets stronger and eventually he returns. One cannot survive while the other lives. In other words, it's either Harry or Voldemort.

Any movie involving good versus evil has the potential to be scary and/or gruesome. There was a little of both in this movie. I was worried that GG would be scared. I think she was but it didn't have any lasting effects, as in nightmares. Thank goodness! I know GG won't admit it, but I know she was crying towards the end. One of the characters dies. Now I won't saw who, but I will say I completely forgot this little detail. It's been a few years since I read the book. Trying to wipe the tears from my face I caught GG trying to hide her face.

Other than being the ultimate cliffhanger, the movie was awesome! I was worried at first that GG wasn't really old enough. But seeing a 4 year old in the theater squashed those concerns. Unfortunately we now have to wait until June for the actual end of the movies.

I may have mentioned this in the past... I am NOT patient person!



Until next time....

7 comments:

Shell said...

Oh,I know, wasn't it awesome? My Monkey was crying when that character died.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the next one doesn't come out until July!

Angie said...

Glad you enjoyed it! I have never read any of the books so I don't really understand all of the Harry Potter "talk" but it sounds interesting.

Oka said...

Sounds like a nice mother/daughter time.

Losing Brownies said...

I loved the movie. The books are my favorites! I have all of the UK versions. I can't wait until all 7(8) movies are out in one collection.

Kristin said...

Oooooh, I am jealous. I haven't seen the movie yet but I truly adore the books. I HAVE to make it to the theater.

Brie said...

I actually cried the most at the beginning... when Hermione did "that thing". Broke my heart. :(

Omg. I saw the SMALLEST children at the movie and I was speaking (loudly) to my husband when their parents were nearby "I'm not sure this is appropriate for such small kids", having read the books and knowing what was about to go down. Not a chance!

Kmama said...

I'm glad you and GG enjoyed it. I just can't get into those movies. There must be something wrong with me.