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They (“Who are ‘they?’” – Elizabethtown) need to make this sequel into a movie so that they can film it in Phoenix because I LIVE IN PHOENIX and I could find/marry Ryan Gosling. Right now, the only thing that is stopping us from getting married is that I have not found him yet. The only thing.
Hotspur, you always have the best stories.
True story: On one of the bathroom stalls at my school, there is a list of people’s favorites movies, and someone wrote “Fast and the Furious 1, 2 & 4.” Therefore, I nominate Fast and the Furious 3, without ever having seen it. Have fun, Gabe!
This is my most and least favorite thing all in one. I feel weird.
I know, the commenting section on this site is very weird. You would think that a site that relies very heavily on the commenting would have a better system? Like where we could be friends? And talk forever without feeling annoying on the thread because NO MORE REPLY BUTTONS, which obviously means the conversation should be over at this point. Forget it Jake, it’s Videogumtown. I’m not sure where we could move this coalition to, but if you have any suggestions, I would be happy to comply!
Yes, everyone in my theater was cheering for him during his speech too! It was so powerful. That’s one of the things I love about the midnight premieres – everyone is so happy and open about their happiness because there is inevitably someone there much creepier and nerdier than you. And holy shit, yes. I haven’t even mentioned the people who read some of the books and then stop. HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY DO THAT? Especially when they stop after the fifth or sixth, when everything comes together and you realize the complexity of the world. Ugh. It’s so weird. I have no patience for non-readers.
Hedwig’s death was very sad and that comparison to your dog is very apt, because my dog I’ve had since I was six just died like, a week or so ago. Yikes. But so, yes, it was very much like that feeling. I could definitely relate to that death a lot and it was very very sad. (This is awkward now, right? Whoops. Whatever.) Hermione being tortured was so incredibly intense, I felt so uncomfortable. It was slightly hard to watch. I don’t remember where (I’ve watched/listened to way too many Harry Potter interviews recently), but it was mentioned that that scene was shortened for the film and that the extended scene would be on the DVD which nnnNNNnnnNNNnnnNNNNNnNnN I can’t wait. Also: Bathilda, woof! I have nightmares from just reading that (jk?) so seeing it was so spooky! Even if the movies leave out things I would love to see on screen, they always manage to pluck scenes out of my head, because everything (with a few exceptions – I’m looking at you, prefect’s bathroom in the Goblet of Fire) looks exactly like I imagined it when reading. It’s insane.
I am so glad we have more members in the coalition now! We are so popular. Potterologist: I didn’t read the book before this movie either, for the same reason! Honestly, why did they burn down the burrow? I mean, I get what you were going for, but no. I am rereading it now though and so far I haven’t been disappointed by the movie. I’ve read this book way too many times, because it’s my favorite, so I had a pretty clear remembrance of it without seeing the movie and I still wasn’t disappointed. I understand the things they left out, and I’m okay with it. I’m more worried about the things they’ve left out in previous movies, though (No Kreacher back story, no Snape/Lily back story, etc.)
……THIS WAS TOO LONG. GOODBYE.
Yes, I think I’ve been very clear about just how seriously I take Harry Potter. Maybe TOO CLEAR. And no no no, you should never be ashamed of anything, ever, especially not your love for Harry!
Is it weird that I’m jealous you saw him naked in real life? I only saw a grainy camera phone picture, but you better fucking bet I hunted that down. Also can we skip the Chris Hansen talk since he’s older than me? This is when the benefits of being a child make themselves known. And yes, I agree about the dance scene. It’s very awkward to watch a scene that implies something that goes against an absolute truth, but I still think it was effective and I want to own that clip on a DVD and watch it every morning when I wake up.
I want to continue this conversation (it’s so rare to find someone who GETS IT), so my next question: How did you feel about Dobby’s death? OKAY SINCE YOU ASKED, I WILL TELL YOU MY OPINION. I thought it was very very good and authentic and touching for book fans, but very very weird and out of nowhere and confusing for non book readers (they still exist? weird). Obviously I care very little about their thoughts, feelings, and opinions, so I ultimately loved it and wept like the child that I am. Also, he looked so good while he died. Up until that point he looked sort of strange and very animationy (duh) to me, but when he was dying he looked so real. So sad. RIP.
OOPS I just saw it! Yes, let’s definitely be friends forever. I don’t think friendships need anything more than a mutual love for Harry Potter, but I do have some bad news for you. I am only 19 so technically, you want to beat me up. Yikes! I’m sorry I hid this from you, but now that we are best friends, I figured you should know.
I did literally the exact same thing when they were dancing – hands up and asking “What is going on? Is this really happening?”, but then when Harry did the first little dance step I think I started immediately crying. The song was so so good. I think if it had been playing during their kiss, I wouldn’t have found it weird even (jk yes I would have)! But looking back on it, I also sort of really liked that they made you think Harry and Hermione were going to DO IT because there was a moment where they could have, and turning to each other out of loneliness/for comfort could have been a real possibility, and it looked like they were considering it at the end, BUT the fact that they didn’t solidified Hermione’s love for Ron and both of their devotion to him as a friend, which I thought was a very good thing to include in the movie because so many people who haven’t read the book expect it to happen. “Did Harry and Hermione start dating yet?” – My mom. And I definitely do see what they were doing with the kiss, and it was basically just a very very sexual embellishment of what happened in the book (they kissed in the book too, right? I’m like, 99% sure), but it was the whole seeing it with my own two eyes that really made me barf.
…I think about Harry Potter a lot. I’ll show myself out.
I came late too, whyareyouyelling. I’m so ashamed! But in other news, while everyone was here discussing the film with random online people, I was at Peter Piper Pizza almost crying with my friend in real life as we talked about Harry Potter and how much we love it. I truly think I need help.
But hey guys, here are my thoughts, because everyone cares and this is important. I loved the movie so much and I am finally okay with things being left out because I know the back stories for everyone and I don’t care if lazy bums who don’t read the books don’t know what’s happening. And also, Harry and Hermione dancing was my favorite thing I’ve ever seen. Least favorite thing I’ve ever seen: Harry and Hermione in silver paint and making out INTENSELY. I just threw up typing that. i wonder how tall the platform was that Harry had to stand on so it didn’t look like Hermione was kissing a child.
Right? As I was listening to the most recent mugglenet podcast (Nerd alert!), they kept talking about how things wouldn’t be clear for someone who isn’t a FAN fan, and I came to the realization that FUCK YOU IF YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH TO READ AND DON’T READ THE BOOKS. What on earth! How could you not read the books, then go see the movies and think to yourself, “Yep. I’ve had my fill. I’m not curious enough to go home and read all the books one after another with only bathroom and food breaks.” So yes. I am definitely okay at this point with the movies assuming you have background information on the characters, story, etc.
Sorry, isaidwhat25, but the line begins AFTER ME. And helloooo Huckabeast! I got you something for our anniversary:
This episode was very funny! And I hate Anne Hathaway so much, but it just happened like five days ago! I saw her on Regis and Kelly (I was watching for Emma Watson – shutup guyzzz!) and man oh man, she is very annoying. So I was not looking forward to this episode and then wham bam boom, it’s the best episode of the season. The Queen sketch made me pee my pants, whoops!
I think people would need to tread lightly. We all remember the Kenny Powers/Carrie debacle, right? Let’s all just agree on no mention of bholes. Or any holes?
“I have cool bookmarks” – me.
I don’t know if you’ll see this because I’m late (west coast monster heyo), but I was inside the theater and like thirtyish in line maybe? I was at a huge theater (they boasted before the showing that it was the largest screen in the state, maybe? I wasn’t listening because HARRY POTTER) so there was enough space for everyone. That same wrap around nonsense happened to me too, though and I got so nervous. Someone in front of me in line hadn’t even read the books so I spoke loudly about how lame people were who don’t read the books but show up early in dress robes to the midnight premiere (BUT REALLY? WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE, GO AWAY). Also, I’m immature.
I have that same thought so often it’s pathetic. What will my life be like when I’m not counting down to the next midnight premiere/book release (P.S. miss those).
Well I’m late to this party, but you guys!!! I’m famous!!! That’s me on the sidebar who posted the Wizard of Oz thread to my facebook (before Gabe even mentioned this idea! I’m the best monster), but unfortunately I have like three friends and so no one commented or liked my post. It’s okay Gabe, it’s not you, it’s me!
P.S. Whoops if everyone can see different things on the sidebar and I can only see mine cause it’s me? I don’t get the internet AT ALL.
YES to all of this. When it was over, I felt like Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights when he’s like “I don’t know what to do with my hands…” but instead of my hands, it’s my whole LIFE. I just feel so weird and happy and emotional after every HP event. And yeah, I waited in line for 12 hours (embarrassinggum) and then made fun of the people “dueling” during the wait.
I saw Harry Potter at midnight and I feel so weird and happy and I love Harry Potter SO MUCH and why am I such a nerd? WHERE’S THE HARRY POTTER OPEN THREAD?
I laughed at this and then wanted to shoot myself for laughing. Thanks, Steve!
I agree. I was way more active when I used to smoke. I smoked on Thanksgiving one year and then played tennis. No fucking way would I do that now, are you kidding? “I’ll take a plate of turkey and will see you all in 16 hours after I wake up from my coma!” – me, now.
I think Gabe is just ignoring this one because he knows how fucking boring that movie is. What a trick that soundtrack was, jesus.
Ugh no, I love Blow (TWLLS*). Why??? I love reading everyone’s reasons for hating the movies they nominate, I could do it all day (TWSS). Ladies be chattin’ in this comment.
*That’s what Lindsay Lohan said**
**6 months ago called and they want their joke back
It was ONE HUNDRED DEGREES in Arizona yesterday. If only it were 2 less. <NickLachey3
Get this guy an Oscar!
To be fair, he said the same thing about Bride Wars. But yes, I agree. I also actually liked that it was the guy who was wanting so badly to fall in love. Also, the guy was JGL, so, ya know. Sweater vests.