In June of 1997, a first time writer published a book about a young boy with a lightning shaped scar. Little did Ms. Rowling know, she would change millions of kids’ lives forever, including mine. Over the course of 10 years, 6 more books would be published, and they would go on to shatter sales records with each new release.
This series is what really introduced me to reading. The only other book I had ever read on my own accord was J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, which was, and still is, a sensational book in its own right. But it did not come close to reaching the level of joy, excitement, and connection I felt to this British Wizarding world. I was obsessed. I have never read anything as passionately and as quickly as I would when these books were released. Waiting in line at book stores, man I loved those days.
As I grew up and found this sincere interest in movies, I couldn’t wait until some company started throwing money into this book series, and they eventually did. Although the first few movies were a little iffy, the series really has blossomed into something great, becoming the highest grossing movie series of all time [inflated, of course, to their being 7 movies so far].
And now, it is at last time for the 8th and final film, and what is the last creation that will spawn from the original book series.
We are holding our breath, having been left in despair after part one. Voldemort has the Elder wand, Harry and company have only found but one horcruxe, and things are bleak. We know that things will be difficult, and that Harry will eventually face the Dark Lord himself, for neither can live while the other survives.
This film is going to be packed, PACKED, with action and excitement. The first part of the last book was a lot of story and a lot of build up, and it was great in doing so. We were left in a bad place at the end of that movie, and we don’t know what to expect [even though we all actually do know]. This movie is going to be fast paced, and there are going to be people and things fighting and dying every 8.7 seconds, for I’m pretty sure that most of the events that will be happening in this film will be over the course of a few short days in the wizarding universe. It is going to be nuts, and I can not wait for it.
Reviews so far:
100% – Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 0 [Top Critics – 100% ~ Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 0]
94% – Fresh: 34 | Rotten: 2 [Top Critics – 100% ~ Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 0] As of July 11th.
97% – Fresh: 60 | Rotten: 2 [Top Critics – 100% ~ Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 0] As of July 12th.
96% – Fresh: 107 | Rotten: 5 [Top Critics – 100% ~ Fresh: 29 | Rotten: 0] As of July 13th.
96% – Fresh: 129 | Rotten: 5 [Top Critics – 100% ~ Fresh: 32 | Rotten: 0]
Top Critics’ reviews:
Interview with producer David Heyman:
As an ending note to this preview, I must say this to anyone who wants to see this movie.
The film adaptation of this series of books has probably given me only 33.33% of the excitement, the thrill, the fear, the sadness, and the joy from this incredible story that the books themselves did. To consider these movies “good”, or anything of the like, without having read the books is a crime on humanity, and should literally be punishable by death from the Avada Kedavra curse. These books are the reason I love to read, and probably the reason I so much enjoy escaping reality to enter the strange and awesome worlds of fiction, in book and film forms.
People need not only to read these books, but to read any and every book possible. Reading could very easily become a thing of the past, and we mustn’t let that happen, for books and and written stories are the truest and enthralling form of story-telling and entertainment.