Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Can't Talk About Harry Potter

So, I totally can't talk about Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Because not everyone has seen it yet and I don't want to spoil it. (Even though you read the book and know what's going to happen. And if you haven't read the book, what is wrong with you????) I will say that I thought some key things got left out and/or glossed over. (But those books are massive. I can't imagine how they even begin to figured how and what to edit.) But I liked it. It made me laugh, and jump, and cry. (Not like I cried for Sirius Black, but still.) Pretty much in that order.

But the important part!!

I was just kind of watching the crowd as the commercial type things were playing on the screen. You know, the "pre" previews? And I hear these three little musical notes. And I know them instantly. Because it's I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight by U2. My face snaps to the screen just as the faintest outline of a face begins to appear. And I know that face. It's Bono! And he starts singing! And the camera starts panning! And there's The Edge! And Larry! And Adam! And I'm just so happy! And I totally know it's going to be a Blackberry ad, but I don't care. (Because someone has to foot the bill for that 360 concert stage. Have you seen it? It's ginormous! It cannot be cheap. So, yeah, let Blackberry fork out some cash.) It was one of those lovely moments of Convergence of All Things Good and True. I love those moments.

I hope you are as lucky as me to get the U2 version when you go see Harry Potter.


Bacardi Mama said...

I love how the simplest things can make you so happy.

Heart2Heart said...

Yup, I have to agree with you on the Harry Potter movie. Just went and saw it and was disappointed. It made me feel like I fell asleep and missing something. Now I am back to reading the book to see what was seriously missing and hope I can fill in the blanks in my mind.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

mommy boo of two said...

I'm glad U2 could make you happy being the movie really didn't.

InTheFastLane said...

My kids all said this was the best HP movie yet. Even my HP snobby daughter who said there was NO WAY it would be as good as the book, liked it.