So, I went to see the new Harry Potter with some friends from work. Actually, we went to see the midnight showing of Harry Potter on opening night. We had to show up about an hour and half early just to get seats.
There were a lot of teens. With stupid conversations. One started off with the term "naked dreidel." The staff of the movie theater even managed to get these kids to spend vast amounts of money on crappy popcorn just to get "free posters." My friends and I, who are quite a bit older than them, just kinda sat there and talked about Buffy and Dr. Horrible and how a mutual friend of ours (with us in the theater) met Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku, etc at various Comic-Cons. Jealous.
The movie itself was pretty good, considering it was part one of two of the last movie/book. It was just like the book (which I bought at the midnight release party at a book store, but that was because I work there). A bunch of girls sitting behind us were the best criers ever. They started about 10 minutes before the character was going to die, and bawled straight through. I think I'm a heartless bastard because I felt nothing, but I did feel guilty about feeling nothing. This set off two of my companions, because like vomiting in Stand By Me, it was a chain reaction. So they cried. There were also a few scenes specifically for the Tiger Beat generation, what with Harry Potter stripping down a few times, and a magically naked evil vision.
One of the best sequences was the animation in the "Deathly Hallows" fairly tale. It was very cool, just great animation. I put it on the same artistic level as the fairy tale sequence in the second Hellboy. If you can find it on Youtube, please do and you won't be disappointed.
As far as previews go, there was one for the new Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds. The trailer was okay, I actually liked the fake one with Nathan Fillion better. There was another trailer for a new Harrison Ford/Daniel "Bond" Craig flick called...Cowboys and Aliens. Six shooters and spaceships. Yeah, I'm there.
DON'T see Funny People with Adam Sandler. Way too long and way too sucky. I've been watching Scott Pilgrim Vs The World a lot. It's just that good. Go see it now.
Hopefully soon I'll see The Rock (AKA Dwayne Johnson, but he'll always be The Rock in my book) in his new movie Faster. He was doing a lot of crappy Disney flicks and getting away from his action-hero roots. After all, Conan/Terminator himself passed that baton! Happy Thanksgiving!! I will be O.D.ing on trytophan and watching the only football I usually watch all year!!