Thursday, November 17, 2005

Potter & Friends

Yes, that is a picture of Hermoine from Harry Potter. Why? Because as with every Potter movie to this point, she has been the best part. Her accent is the best. Her witty quips are the best. Her intelligence surpasses anyone else in the movie. And, frankly, I'm not about to start posting pictures of Harry or Ron. Sorry, guys. I must give a big round of thanks to the Park City Education Foundation. They hosted the early release party in PC, and it was a blast. This is the only event of its kind in the United States. The PCEF and the merchants at Redstone did a great job creating their own Diagon Alley. The entertainment before the show was enough to keep a thousand kids and parents mesmerized in the freezing cold for the couple of hours prior to the showing of the movie. Every penny spent on tickets for this event will go straight to the schools in PC. Again, I have never seen parents who work so hard to fund extra programs for their kids. This is a great example for the rest of the country. It also proves, in part, why PC High School is ranked in the top 100 in the country.
As for the movie, I don't want to give anything away. I hate seeing previews of movies or reading about them before seeing them, so you are out of luck if you want an in depth review. It is sufficient for me to say that I enjoyed the feel of this movie more than the others. It had a lot of elements that showed a bit more creative diversity than I expected. The movie, however, is a bit more mature in theme than some of the others. These guys are, after all, growing up. I don't do the thumbs up or down thing. Nor do I care much for the star rankings. The bottom line is this is one of those great movies to see in a theatre. It is not likely to make it to my DVD collection (it takes quite a bit to be included there), but it may warrant another trip to see on the big screen.


Kel said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the flick. We have a couple of friends here to drove to PA to see Potter in an IMAX theatre - good times. Today is the first time I have seen the pics of your place, and I love the red chairs! Thanks for not giving anything away about the movie (I know I can always count on you to not ruin the ending). Love you!

Brookie Lee said...

MY friend...where have you been? I'm glad that you're alive and well. I'm sorry that I missed you in Vegas. Kerri (my little sister) had a tournament down there. I'm glad Thanksgiving was wonderful, and Happy December. I love the Holidays!