Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It was not a Date

Yesterday I met the first one of my Craigslist-ad-for-friendship responders.  He was a 28-year old guy who I will call M.  The age difference wasn't really an issue, since I'm just looking for friends.  We planned to go to the park in the afternoon, but then he got called into work.  So I went to the park by myself for a few hours and hacky sacked/attempted to juggle my soccer ball.  After getting my shoes thoroughly soaked, I went back home.  Then M called and said it's sort of childish, but he really wants to see the new Harry Potter.  Not childish at all, M.  So we went to see Harry Potter.  He didn't try putting the moves on me or anything.  After the movie, he drove me back home and waited for me to get inside safely before driving off, like a true gentleman.  It was fun.  He offered to take me out for a bite after, but I feel bad letting people spend money on me like that, so I declined.  We will definitely be hanging out again some time in the future.  The title of the post is because one of my friends keeps insisting it was a date, but it wasn't.

And now I'm sure you're all dying to know how the movie was.  In my opinion, the other Harry Potter movies were much better than this one.  Sure it was action-packed and all, but it seemed rushed somehow.  There was almost too much action.  Also, there was considerably more gore than in any of the other ones, so if any of you are planning to take your kids to see it, you should be aware of that.  The Harry Potter movies get darker with each and every one, and this one was no exception.  It was the darkest one yet.  I'm not opposed to dark, I count Let Me In as one of my top movies, and I loved Ginger Snaps (all three of them).  I'm not really sure what I was expecting from Harry Potter.  Looking back on it, I should have been expecting exactly what happened.  What the movie did well was special effects as always, as well as showing how every key character ended up (except Luna Lovegood and she's my favorite), throw in enough humorous things to keep from being pitch black with darkness, and tie everything up in a neat little bow.  If you have seen all the others, you can't not see this one.  Lots of people I have talked to disagree with me and they loved it.  For some, it was their favorite one.  I wouldn't want to see it again though.  You should watch it once though and make up your own mind about it.  I give it a 3 out of 5.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a fun time :) Let Me In and Gingersnaps are both really good!


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