We Are the Harry Potter Generation

Monday, July 18, 2011

... which explains why the moment the last scene ended and the credits started rolling on Saturday night I started crying, and I mean literally crying. Not just teary eyes or a "little choked up," I mean I had tears streaming down my face. This sudden onslaught of emotion was a little unexpected, but maybe not so much. These amazing books have literally been with me since I was an awkward adolescent little girl (ok, I know I'm still a bit awkward). I've read and re-read the entire series 5 or 6 times, always knowing there was one more coming, or at least there will still be a movie. It hit me so hard on Saturday night that it's over, it's really over... which means maybe it's time to grow up?

Never! I will continue to re-read these amazing stories and share with my children the places a little imagination can take you. Who knows, maybe we'll even go back to Hogsmeade someday to really re-live the magic. I sure would love that.

Anyway, if you can't tell, I absolutely loved everything about HP 7.2. It was fantastic and I can't wait to see it again. What did you guys think? Did it live up to your expectations?


layne said...

Amen. I went to the first showing here in Italy and kept thinking it was a closing chapter of my youth. I was totally amazed by this movie, even if I couldn't help but laugh in the last few minutes of the movie :)

Andi Fitz said...

Oh Camille you are so cute. I miss you. We haven't seen HP7 yet, but we are really excited to see it soon hopefully. I started reading HP7 again and I want to finish it before we go see the movie, but I don't know if Scott can wait that long because I never read! I'm glad you liked the movie! I love the imagination in these books too. They are such a fun escape.

Amanda Jones said...

don't worry- yu were not alone with the tears... I think the stranger sitting next to me was like "get it together lady". I almost couldn't get myself to see the last one since I knew it was over after that. But like you said we can just continue to re-read and re-watch!

Annie. said...

BAH I am dying to see it!! I am so glad you loved it because I have been worried it wouldn't live up to those great books. I'm so jealous you've been to Hogwarts! :)

P.s. We have GOT to get together. You, me, Elyse, anyone and everyone else. Sorry I was a lame-o and never replied to you. Let's do it soon!