Monday, July 25, 2011

Harry Potter Three Ways

My love for Harry Potter has been a long road, an almost 12 year road. I remember reading the first book when I was about ten. I think it was a Christmas present and I instantly fell in love with Harry's magical world. I was ten, somewhere close to turning eleven when I recieved and devoured the first book. I remember because when my eleventh birthday came around in early September I waited and waited for my letter from Hogwarts. Yeah, it sucked me in. Of course, no letter came and I had to settle with waiting for every new Harry Potter book to come out and starting in 2001 for every movie to come out.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2 was no exception. In fact, it was a must see at midnight since it would be the last opportunity to see Harry Potter on the big screen. So, Thursday, July 14th at 10:30pm we headed to the closest movie theater to wait in line and pay our respects with the last installment of Harry Potter.

Oh, yeah there are three tickets on that book. That's because we saw it opening night at 12:20am in 2D, Friday evening at 7:45 pm in 3D and Saturday at 11:00am in IMAX 3D. Yeah, we saw Harry Potter three times opening weekend. Not only was it completely worth watching this movie three times, we contributed to some record breaking stats!

If you haven't seen the movie and aren't prepared to spend the money to see it three times, it's not necessary to see it 3D, it doesn't add much. I noticed it in the scenes with the dragon and Dementor scenes at Hogwarts. However, if you are near an IMAX, that is definitely worth it. Harry Potter on an even bigger screen is always better.

I'm super excited that soon Andrew and I will be heading to New York to see the Discovery Museum's Harry Potter exhibit, where they have movie props from all the movies! We'll be there in one of it's final US tour weekend and will get to see it before it heads of to Australia.


  1. WOO HARRY POTTER!!! *fist pump* My wife and I watched HP7pt2 on Wednesday. Soooo good!!! It's how we met, so SAD TO SEE THE MOVIE END!!! But I know it isn't the end of HP!

  2. I loved the books and the movies just like you. I'm sad to see them end!