Saturday, August 04, 2007

Harry Potter - Not a Spoiler

Yes, I am a Harry Potter nerd.

That out of the way, I went and saw the latest Harry Potter movie, Order of the Phoenix. It was a pretty good movie as far as movies go, and it was very visually stimulating. I felt the story was really lacking because they made an 800 page book into a 2 hour movie and the story kind of whirlwinded. Also, according to my brother it is the longest book but the shortest movie. Hmm....

So I enjoyed the movie as a movie. As a lover of the book I felt the movie left a lot to be desired. Why don't they release extended versions of the Harry Potter movies for nerds like me?

As a Harry Potter nerd, I have also finished the 7th book. I will not ruin anything here for those who haven't finished it and still want to, but I will say that this is my favorite book yet (previously my favorite book was book 4 Goblet of Fire). I figured out how it would end about half way though the book, but the intensity of how the last few chapters were written made it not matter. I'm not sure how I feel about the afterward, but overall the perfect ending to the last 10 years of Harry Potter.

As I was reading I started wondering what House I would be in if I was in Hogwarts school. I'd like to think I would be in Gryffindor, but I'd probably end up in Ravenclaw since I am more of an egg head.

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