Big city. Small town. It makes no difference for this post. Whehter you are an avid fan or not, the Harry Potter series of books and movies have been read or viewed by millions of people all around the world.
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 marked the end of the Harry Potter saga that has plagued our entertainment industry for years… at least when we talk about new releases. For my readers I should tell you I am not a Potter obsessed fan. I did not dress up for any of the premieres and did not purchase all of the Hogwarts paraphernalia I could get my hands on. However, I have read the book series a few times and viewed the movies a few times as well. I found each book excellently written and enjoyed the magical scenes of every film.
My experience viewing he last installment on Saturday can be described as bittersweet. My brother, sister, and I ventured to the “Deathly Hallows” part 2 in the small town Jem theater of Harmony, Minnesota. That was the first movie I went to where the audience actually applauded during various scenes. I first picked up the first book a few years after my grandmother gave the first volume to my sister for a birthday present. I’ve loved the series ever since.
Although the end has arrived, all anyone has to do is open up to chapter one of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” or pop in the film to start the adventure all over again!