Thursday, 14 July 2011

the end of an era

I am a massive fan of Harry Potter and on the eve of the very last film hitting our screens, I thought I’d dedicate a post to the amazing decade of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
I am 21 years old and of similar ages to Daniel, Emma and Rupert. I remember Blue Peter promoting auditions for Hermione all those years ago and since then, I guess I was hooked. I remember my mum trying to convince me to go for auditions, looking back, I kind of wish I did! Not that I would have got anywhere, but just to of been part of it all.
I have just finished watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. I have watched all of the films this week in preparation for tomorrow, cuddled up in bed and mouthing the words. I think that each film has got better as time has gone along. I love that the films have grown with the characters. The Philosopher’s Stone being a proper kid’s film and The Deathly Hallows Part One being a more complicated and dark film.
JK Rowling earned a degree in French and Classics at University and started writing Harry Potter during a delayed train journey from Manchester to London. I think this is hugely inspirational as she didn’t study particularly to write novels, yet she has now sold more than 400 million copies of a book known worldwide. Not only did JK Rowling write Harry Potter but she also invented new words, games and a whole other world. I admire her “Rags to Riches” story; once upon a time she was claiming benefits and within 5 years she was a multi-millionaire. She proves that if you put mind to something, anything is a possibility.
I wasn’t able to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’s premier live as I was at the theatre, but reading about it after actually brings tears to my eyes; and this photo in particular:
I think that, despite being in front of the camera for 10 years and earning huge amounts of money, the famous trio still seem down to earth and hugely appreciative of their fans. It may sound horrible, but I think there's something quite nice about seeing them all emotional because it shows how much they care for the films and how sad they are that it's all ending. I think that as they care for the films is one of the many reasons as to why the fans are so dedicated. How times have changed:

I could go on and on about how much I love Emma, Daniel and Rupert and how I love the films, I won't though. I am going see the film tomorrow at 8pm and as always I will be writing a review on it. This may sound weird, but I don't feel prepared for it all to end. Harry Potter ending, for me, is like leaving school or saying good bye to someone you love. I was excited about seeing the film, and I still am, but now I am mainly sad. I know for a fact that I will cry, it will be loud and hugely embarrassing. I hope you all enjoy the film if and when you see it.


3 comments: said...

I don't want it to be the end, WAH!

Rupert Grint looks just the same :) But I have to say I disagree about 'Neville', bleurgh!

adoreabubbles said...

I got a bit teary just reading this now!!!

Dolly Daydream said...

I love how you've compared the photos from then and now, oh, how they've changed!

I have a major Harry Potter obsession and especially Rupert Grint, i have to say he is my soft spot!
I agree! Matt (Neville) has changed so much and i think he dosent look to bad now, you could hardly relate him now, to the Neville from the first film! Completly different!
Blah, Blah, sorry im typing more than i need to!
But im getting so teary reading everyones posts on Harry Potter, they're all getting so emotional! I cant wait for the Pottermore website, can you? :)