Friday, July 15, 2011

it's not really goodbye, after all

Last night was the last premiere of the last Harry Potter movie. I went to the midnight (well, technically, it was 12:02) showing with some friends. We dressed up, of course, complete with wands (I've had mine since fourth grade -- my friend's dad made us all one!). I was so restless all day, just waiting for that moment when the lights dimmed and the infamous WB logo appeared on screen.

We got there around 9:30, got into the theatre relatively early, and had plenty of time to wait. When the movie finally came on, everyone cheered. And it was beautiful and heart-wrenching and I'm not ashamed to admit it made me cry at some parts. I'll try not to give any spoilers, but I will say that it was amazing.

my ticket stub.

And the ending, the epilogue! I didn't cry but it was so bittersweet. Because this is it, you know. There are no more books or movies to look forward to. And that is the saddest thing, but in the words of a certain very wise headmaster: "It's not really goodbye, after all." The characters, the places, the scenes -- they'll always be there. In the books, in the movies, and above all, in our hearts. That's one of the most important things I've learned from Harry Potter -- the people we love never truly leave us. They are always alive within us.

*spoiler alert* ;)

I can't wait to see the movie again.

Long live Harry Potter!



  1. I cried for about the last half hour. :) nice spoiler!

  2. I cried for the entire thing. I wrote my own post about it, although I was a little more spoiler-ish than you were. I bawled my head off from the minute the WB logo appeared until the credits rolled. It was wonderful...what a way to end! =)

  3. love, love, love hp!

  4. *sniff* That last picture is so sad... but in a good way. :)

  5. i am going to miss waiting for new HP movies!!

  6. still haven't had to chance to see it but oh man, the tears will definitely be there when I do

  7. Aw, this is a heartwarming post.


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