There is exactly one month until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 is released. To say that I’m thrilled is an understatement. I would have to classify my excitement for this event in the unhealthy and vaguely inappropriate category. Why? Two reasons.
1. Should an adult be this excited about a childrens/young adult movie? Am I a total creepster for being so invested? I worry about this sometimes. Even though I have read all the books (like a dozen times) I still feel somehow completely out-of-place when I go see the movies because I feel like any normal and healthy person my age is on a date, or clubbing, or like, creating a social network. Shouldn’t I be doing something more age appropriate? But then I think, wait a minute, books 4-7 are progressively darker and more adult- am I the one out of place or is it the 10 years olds that should be somewhere else? And then I think, why does anyone have to be out-of-place? But let’s be honest, someone here is out-of-place and I’m a little worried that it’s me.
2. I always get excited about the movies. Always. And I’m always kind of disappointed in them. They always seem to leave out one of my favorite parts of the books- or even leave out entire chunks of the books. And I really like accuracy in movies based on books. And I know, in the interest of time, things have to be left out, I do know that. I just always feel a bit disgruntled about it. And isn’t the definition of insanity repeating the same behaviors over and over expecting a different result? Right here we have proof positive that I am insane. I keep getting really excited about the movies and each time I’m sure they will be more like the books and then they aren’t. But I really think Deathly Hallows will be like the books because they split it into two movies and that makes me think they are spending a lot more time in keeping it true to the book. See? I am insane.
Insane or not, I am still head to toes thrilled for this movie to come out. Any movies coming out that you guys are excited about? And feel free to use this post as a Harry Potter discussion- because I can never get enough of that. Oh man, I just realized that Harry Potter is my Dungeons and Dragons. Is that why I don’t have a boyfriend? It totally is. Hmmm. Self-examining leads to really unhappy conclusions.