So we're over a month into "Blockbuster Season". Of those I was most looking forward to this summer (see here) Star Trek, Wolverine, and Terminator Salvation are out and have been seen and talked about (and I've even let myself get hauled off to see Angels and Demons)... so what's left? Well Public Enemies for one, but that doesn't hit Spanish screens until mid August! *sigh* But much as I'm a fan of Depp, Bale and Cotillard (what an explosive combo that will be!), what I'm really excited about this summer is more of that Hogwarts magic!
Alan Rickman will finally have much more to do in this one! We get more crazy from Helena Bonham Carter! The quidditch drought from the previous movies is finally over and even better we get to see Ron's big day! Draco Malfoy finally gets to do more than just glare at Harry, and then there's that big heart-wrenching finale that will send us all home in tears! Need I say more?! ;o)
Unfortunately that's still over a month away *snif!*, so to help me pass the time I've decided to watch those magical kids grow up on a weekly basis! Why Wednesdays? Well because the official release date is a Wednesday so seemed like as good a day as any! (although I'll actually watch them Tuesday night when I get back from teaching and then write it up Wednesday mornings)
Why the movies and not the books? Well I've read the books so many times I've lost count (I started reading them when book 4 had just come out, and since then I re-read them all each time a new one was out), but in spite of having the dvds on the shelf I don't think I've re-watched them more than once or twice (which isn't much for me, I only buy dvds I know I will see again and again and again), so it's time to put the movies back in the spotlight. Also, there's something amazing about watching those kids grow up on screen, seeing them do a better job each time around. And then there's the music... just hearing the first bars of John Williams's theme gives me the goosebumps!
So stay tuned for "Potter Wednesdays" and if like me you found yourself swept into J.K.Rowling's magical world in spite of your original doubts ("a children's novel? how sweet, thanks, yes I'll get around to reading it someday..."), then don't hesitate to share your thoughts on the subject! I'll start it off next Wednesday, if my calculations are correct at one a week I should finish them off for the Half Blood Prince big date! (even though I've opted to wait a week to see it when in London, so no dubbing!!!)
See you next week! And remember, the Hogwarts Express leaves from Kings Cross Platform 9 3/4 at precisely 11 a.m. so don't be late! ;o)