Saturday, 16 November 2013

making up ground on harry potter

In advance of a visit to the Harry Potter experience by two of us in half term, we watched three of the Harry Potter films in October - the Goblet of Fire, the Order of the Phoenix, and the Half-Blood Prince. We'd put them off because they were 12s. They were pretty good, and especially from Phoenix got progressively darker and more teenage (the second and third mentioned in particular had quite a different colour palette from the earlier, brighter films, being virtually black and white in places). We just have the last two films - the two parts of the final book - to go. I'm enjoying watching them, but still don't feel the need to read the books. (I read the first years ago and found it an unremarkable children's book, which I wondered why so many adults read and enjoyed; nothing snobby against it, but very definitely a children's book.)