I saw Harry Potter last Wednesday. It was my first Harry Potter movie ever. I've never read the books. In fact, I've been trying to avoid the craze.
I'm still recovering from the HP book release night at Borders and that was like, 2 years ago? I was lucky enough to work that night in the cafe and holy sh*t!
The only reason I went was because my younger sister (a HP fan) was moaning around the house because she's been having issues. Money issues. Long story short, she was upset that she I had to put off seeing the movie because she didn't have the cash. So I just bought tickets for us. This might not be the right place to say it but...ummm...I couldn't get into it. Maybe, it was my mistake that I've never read the books first or that I started with the sixth movie.
It also sparked a lot of questions from me (which may sound ridiculous right now but bear in mind that I have no prior knowledge of the story). These questions include:
1. Who's Dumbledore? My sister answered this one for me, to the annoyance of our theatre going neighbors.
2. Is Snape evil?
3. What's up with Helena Bonham Carter?
4. Do Hermione and Ron have a past?
I'm still unfamiliar with several of the characters in the previous discussions. Ah, so much to learn!