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14 July 2007 @ 03:19 pm
Meredith and the OotP Movie  
Wow-- I dropped out of sight for a bit, there. ^_^;; I took the girls to see the midnight opening of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Wednesday, though, so not only did I turn my days and nights around, I was also infected with the need to read large amounts of HP fanfiction. *sheepish* The majority of which, let me assure you, were non-HBP compliant.
(Sirius/Remus forever, BABY! RAWR!)

Speaking of our darling Lupin and his pet ex-con, here are some intensely spoiler-filled ramblings about the movie:

  • Sirius! At Number 12! Dressed all dandy-like in his three piece black-and-crimson suit! Okay, that's way too many exclamation points, but still. It was intensely awesome, and I'm not even all that big a fan of Sirius on his own.
  • Remus sat next to Sirius like, every time they were in a scene together. It was subtle, but great.
  • I loved Tonks hair, and I loved her jumping down Alistor's throat for calling her 'Nymphadora'. Too bad about HBP really. Tonks/Moody was meant to be. (And, for the record, all Amber's fault.)
  • Number 12 was perfect, just how I imagined it. One thing you have to give these movies is that they have awesome, awesome scenery.
  • The person who cast Luna needs an award, or something, because she was just perfect. So dreamy and out-there, yet wise at times. Nice job.
  • Dolores Umbridge was the Pink Satan, and that was As It Should Be. I hated her, and so did everyone else in the audience.
  • The Weasley's final prank and escape from Hogwarts was also bloody wonderful, though I imagine their Mum just about lost it when she heard. ^_~
  • Bellatrix was distressingly hot. And perfectly crazy. She, Dru and River need to have some sort of tea party, or something. Maia could come, but I don't think Diana would stand for it. *giggles*
  • Alan Rickman also did a great, great job as Snape, especially when being interrogated by Umbridge. No one sneers like he does. Snape = <3.

Going to the midnight showing was also unbelievably fun, as well. Sam had to work, but he said he didn't mind if the girls and I went ahead without him. We had to get there an hour early because the first two shows were sold out (the theater had to open a third show! X_x), so I made the girls wait until just before the show to buy our food. I saw plenty of kids decimate their Mountain Dews before the previews even rolled. I also saw a bunch of kids I knew from subbing at the elementary school, many of whom came up and said 'hi' to me. I'm not sure what was scarier for them-- seeing a 'teacher' outside of school, or seeing a 'teacher' outside of school to see Harry Potter. It was hard for the girls to wait, and it was hard for me to wait, too. But everyone in the audience was friendly, and there were whole rows having animated discussions about HP, which was fun. Once the movie started and the title sequence ran, everyone applauded. The audience also broke into spontaneous applause four times throughout the film-- when the Weasley brothers escaped, when Snape insulted Umbridge, when Hagrid's brother was tossing Umbridge around, and then at the end. We booed Umbridge, hissed at Dudley, and giggled at Snape. All in all, a lot of rowdy and rambunctious fun. The girls were elated but tired, so we waited a half-an-hour for Sam to get off his shift, at which point he picked us up and took us home. Apparently, if not for swim lessons, the girls would be keeping his hours now.

I'm really glad I had so much fun at the fifth movie, because I'm not even sure I want to go *see* HBP, and who knows what the Deathly Hallows book will bring? But for now, life is good. ^_^
Emotional Temperature: enthralledenthralled
The Band Plays:: "Read My Mind"-- by The Killers
every city has its secret...: stitch!rabidfangurl on July 14th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
*psst* Your lj-cut is borked.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: love2garnettrees on July 14th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Fixed. Thank you. ^_^
Amber: harry potter | mad-eye/tonksminttown1 on July 14th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
They had all five screens playing at our theater, over 800 people. It was kind of exciting to imagine that many HP fans in one place.

And seriously: Mad-Eye/Tonks forever. ;)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: lilyevansgarnettrees on July 15th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Your new icon rocks so hard, Amber. You even got Moody with that grudging, secretive smile on his face!

They had all five screens playing at our theater, over 800 people.
Wow! That is a lot of HP fans. I think part of what made going to the opening so fun was meeting other fans, and the party-like atmosphere. Good times.
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Meredith Bronwen Mallory: zoegarnettrees on July 16th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Hey, Red! Nice to 'meet' you. *shakes hand happily*

Sirius/Remus is my OTP and I'm so glad someone else noticed how close they were yet how subtle it was in the movie :-)
*grins* Despite HBP, I still consider Sirius/Remus to be almost-fucking-canon. ^_~ So, yeah, I was happy to see their great body language in the movie, and that the actors had the same awesome chemistry as in POA.

Did ya see how heartbroken Lupin was when he was holding back Harry? I almost broke right there. *sigh*
I know! It was such agony... Poor Moony. He never catches a break. Vain though it may be, I still hope Sirius will somehow come back in book seven, much like Luna's sneakers... ^_~

Snape is just awesome. I still you also like BtVS and Firefly-- I have often wondered what would happen if you got Malcolm, Spike, and Snape drunk together. Most probably, the world would end. ^_~
Amber: harry potter | hermione & ronminttown1 on July 20th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
We all headed out to the drive-in last Friday so that everyone could see the movie (I'd gone Wednesday morning, but Manny and the gang hadn't), and at the end of the movie, when the camera panned to Luna's sneakers, Manny asked, "He came back as sneakers???"

No one's really sure whether he was joking...
Amber: harry potter | mad-eye/tonksminttown1 on July 20th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
daaaytripper made the icon for me. :)
I almost bought the OotP mini-poster book just for the final page, which was the publicity still this icon was made from. But I resisted. :)
Purpleyin/Hans: beyondmissyvortexdv on July 18th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Yay, you're making me think I might like the movie. I was a bit ditressed hearing how some hated it for what was cut out.