You probably did, or at least your Facebook is blowing up with things like “omg hp wuz sooooo good,” because worldwide, Harry Potter and the Death Hallows raked in about $330 million, and that’s a pretty big deal. I mean, it’s not Twilight big deal, at least in the U.S. box office, but it’s still pretty all right.
I went to the midnight premiere, natch, because it’s not in my nature to miss out on surrounding myself with hundreds of like-minded nerds, especially for such an important occasion. When the teenagers began running around the lobby in a wizarding duel, I knew I’d made the right choice. Disregarding the audience, the movie was AMAZING, and you can tell by my use of caps lock just how amazing it was. For instance, the Three Brothers sequence? Beautiful. The Seven Potters scene? Hilarious. To sum up the intensity of the emotions I and everyone around me felt, you know that one character death that happened at the very end of the movie? That particularly painful one that, when you read it in the book, you had to stop reading because you were crying too hard to see the words (that wasn’t just me, right?)? Some guy in the theatre, a grown ass man with a husky, sorrowful voice, let out this broken sob during the scene. He actually cried out “noooo!” And it broke the tension, but we were all there together.
The second part comes out next July, and I think we’re all going to have to prepare ourselves for that. What part of the next movie are you most excited/nervous about? And if your answer is “the whole thing,” I’ll accept that.