It is almost June and in July, the last potter movie is going to get released. This will be the last thing about Harry Potter that we are going to hear. After this, there wont be any Harry Potter release and I will not be eagerly waiting for anything in my life. Feels sad. Atleast from past 10 yrs or so, I have been anticipating for some or other HP release, either book or movie. I cannot imagine my life without HP gossip, news, pictures, discussions. Just cant imagine.
July 15th. Waiting so eagerly for it.
I’ve had so many posts about Harry Potter earlier. I thought I should have a post on my obsession with HP.
I had just watched the first Harry Potter movie and I kinda liked it. Not that it made much sense to me back then. D, a close friend of mine who sat next to me in class read the first HP book and said she loved it. After a lot of recommendation from her, I asked my dad to get me the book. Next day when he came back from work, he got the book(s). I had asked him to get me the first part but he came with 4 parts. That was how my HP journey began.
I read the first part and loved it. The second part was mindblowing. Second part is still my most favourite part, because it scared me the most. The third part was good too, because we learnt so much about Harry’s parents and their death. Fourth was pretty okay compared to second and third. After I finished reading these, the movies came. I loved the second movie the most. Third was not good, but fourth was okay. Fourth was good because of Cedric Diggory mainly.. ahem.. At that time, we were a gang of four girls and all four of us had a crush on Pattinson. One of us even decided that she wanted a guy like Pattinson as husband. Hehe.
When the fifth book got released, I had my final exams. But I could not resist buying the book. So my dad who had booked it in advance, brought the book home on the day it was released. But I had an exam on the next day. I read just the first chapter, since I could not resist it. After that my mom hid the book somewhere 😦 She said she would give it to me, only after my exams got over. The wait was irresistible. In that book, one character dies. Even after knowing this, how could I stay put? I was so desperate to know who dies that I could not even prepare for my exam 😛 After much pleading, my mom gave me the book and I turned it to the last page, found out who dies and then gave her the book back.
When the sixth book was released, I was happy since I had no exams. But our house was being painted, which meant I had no place to sit quietly and read. I sat in a corner somewhere and without any break, finished the book the day I got it. I spoiled the fun by telling who dies to all my friends, who had not read the book yet 😛
The fifth movie was not good and I watched it with my friends K and B, who is as obsessed about HP as I am. We watched it on the first day, first show. After that, next day we again watched it by streaming. Sixth movie, sadly I watched it alone since there were no friends interested in watching HP 😦 And I being a HP fan, wanted to watch it on the first day itself, but I did not like the movie. I thought of watching it again in IMAX 3D but gave up the thought after seeing how pathetic it was.
I watched 5 and 6 in US.
The last book got released when I was in US and thankfully, during holidays. So I got to attend the release function. I went there with B, who is also a big fan. Seventh book release post. It will be one of the most memorable days in my life, since I got the book at midnight. I did not do anything until I had finished it, since it was released on friday night and I had the whole weekend to read. The funny thing was that my mom somewhere read that Harry does not die. I told this to B and he blasted me, since I spoiled the fun 😛 We both read the book, thinking Harry cannot die and confident about a happy ending. Hehe.
Seventh movie released last year and well, it exceeded my expectations. I had very low expectations from it, since the 6th one was horrible. But it turned out to be okay, but not as good as 1st and 2nd movie for sure. Chris Columbus is a great director. Wish they had signed him up for the other movies too.
I liked Hagrid a lot in the first few books, but later on Dumbledore became my most favourite character (other than Harry, of course).
And there are many people who watch the movie and say it does not make sense. To all such people, please read the books first. The movies are really not comparable to the books. And HP is not meant for kids! Lot of adults like them and I know even many old people who like them.
Wish I could own these. Look how cute they are: