I first became interested in Harry Potter when the fifth book came out and I was working at Barnes and Noble, everyone was into it and I hadn't even tried to read it, so I picked up the first in the series and I was hooked. I read through all five of the books that were out at the time and was waiting on the edge of my seat just like everyone else for the sixth. And have since read each of the last two books as soon as they came out, I am even proud to say I was dressed as McGonagall for the release of the sixth book and purchased it at midnight the night of the release.
When the movies started I was right there waiting again, I was really happy with the first two movies as a matter of fact I think they are two of the best book to movie translations I have ever seen,then the third movie happened and I was seriously disappointed. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was my favorite book and now with Alfonso Cuaron directing and all the things they just simply left out of the movie it was the worst of all the movies so far, I was so disappointed. After that major fail in the movie department I kind of lost steam to see the rest of them, sure I have seen them and enjoyed them but I don't run out to the theater to catch them anymore I just wait for the the DVD or for them to come out on iTunes, then watch it at home. I do feel a little bad about this because I really love the world of Harry Potter and really want to support that but I just can't seem justify the effort.
That being said I hope the Deathly Hallows changes my mind, I really want to get back that lust for the movies that I had in the beginning. I love that they are breaking it into two movies, there is so much going on this way they can get it all in, I hope.
This takes care of one requirement for the Read the Book See the Movie Challenge.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010