July 15th, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt , DH2, It All Ended

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

So, last night at about 11:00 PM my BFF and I showed up at Cinema World, in Fitchburg, MA, to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

I can't really give many points to Cinema World. The 3-D glasses they were using were the heavy, expensive kind that you have to give back after the movie: No "Harry-Potter-Style" souvenirs for us! It wasn't too long a wait to get into the cinema, but, once there, the on-screen advertising was a cheap-looking, out-of-focus Microsoft Power-Point Presentation, with about a half-dozen lame generic trivia questions mixed in, also out of focus. (It didn't help that I was sitting in front of two guys who seemed to think that every question was "Which movie did you like best?" Rather than "Which movie did X, Y, or Z happen in?" And had to answer out loud, usually incorrectly, every single time the questions appeared.) Cinema World also loses points for starting the Midnight show at 12:25 AM. This was even more annoying since it had started on time in the next theater over, and we could hear the loud noises and rumbles of other fans enjoying the movie while we were still watching the sixth iteration of "Which Oliver Stone Movie Did Critics Call Dallas in Wonderland?"

As to the movie itself?

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It's actually pretty sad to realize that there will never again be a midnight premiere of a new Harry Potter movie. But the whole ten-year cycle went out on a wonderfully strong note.

All, as they say, is well.