crowd photo taken by my hubs.
Like I said. I am not a spoiler... and I will not give away any specific details of the movie... but just in case I do spoil something for you... you can skip over this paragraph. To sum up my feelings about it: the parts I loved... I LOVED. The parts I hated were really sucky. So there. I will tell you that Snape is my most favorite character of the books and for you amazing book readers out there... while movies shorten and take away... I adored seeing Chapter 32 & 33 come to life even in a condensed way. I BAWLED like a baby. LIKE A FREAKING BABY! ha. Alan Rickman is amazing and he REALLY nails his role in this last installment. That being said, I did NOT love this movie (EDIT: wanted to clarify that I didn't hate it either... email me if you want to know more). It was fantastic and it was great and I don't expect movies to "get it right"... but as a reader of the books there are some things that I found pivotal to the WHOLE STORY, that either got messed up or left out... so go see it and make your own decision.
Harry Potter has been such a fantastic world for me to escape in. I am so heartbroken that there are no more movies or books to look forward to. When I bought the last book at Walmart, at 12am in the morning in 2007, I was excited and so very sad to know that my favorite story of all time was coming to a conclusion. I took comfort in the fact that there were still a few movies to come out... I think at the time Order of the Phoenix was about to be released. Now, with this last movie... it's the end of a wonderfully magical era. I'm so glad that I can revisit the books as often as I like and that if I need a quick fix, there the movies are... but this is a very bitter sweet time for Harry Potter fans.
To all of you who may have not read the books, or who maybe won't read the books for religious reasons. I have to tell you, you are missing out. For the religious ones who are worried about the books being evil... these books are not evil. These books contain amazing stories of love, strength, the bond of friendship, the triumph of good over evil. These books are good to the core. They show the importance of love and loving, persevering, and overcoming. Good moral lessons, and a brilliant writer at her best. Parents, at least read the first 3 or 4 books and... don't be afraid to let your children read these books. To the people who have only watched the movies... READ THESE BOOKS.
To all my fellow Harry Potter fans. HIGH FIVE! and YAY for being a fan of one of the most AWESOME AMAZING FANTASTIC MAGICAL stories to ever be written.