Monday, July 18, 2011

Just a few words on Harry Potter

Thus completes the series.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 completes the set of movies that have entertained a generation. As most know, the books are better than the movies because there is so much more in them, but the movies captured the great characters and themes.

I enjoyed all the movies. They were full of drama, humor, excitement and life. Thanks to CGI and movie technology, they were full of color, sound and pulse pounding action sequences. They were well done stories. The combination of all the elements made the Harry Potter series…magical.

Neville Longbottom is a good example of that magic. In the beginning, he had “a great deal more” of courage to stand up to his friends. He was awkward and clumsy throughout the story line. He was the definition of hope and courage, even when all was lost and everyone heard the words, “Harry Potter is dead.” He stepped forward and challenged Voldemort. Yeah, Neville… you rock!

The other theme that Heidi, my wife, points out throughout the whole series of books and movies is love. Love is what saved Harry in the beginning and what carries him through till the end. This theme, along with friendship, is depicted well in the movies and written well in the books. Love and friendship. Two things humans possess that are truly priceless and magical.

You put love and friendship and heroes into a fantastic world of magic, monsters and a mayhem of adventure, you have truly told a great family story to inspire more creativity and magic.

I am a Harry Potter fan.

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