Friday, July 15, 2011

The bittersweet finale of Harry Potter

Today is the premier of the long awaited Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. To some a 3 hour wait in 95 degree weather seems absurd, however for a true Harry Potter fan, such as myself, the time invested is absolutely rewarding. Unfortunately I came across a few bumps in the road getting to this point so after an electricity outage at AMC parks mall, I was jumping for joy to have tickets in hand for the 12am showing at Cinemark in Cedar Hill. To my surprise, the hard core Harry Potter fans were no where to be found at this theatre and I was extremely disappointed on the lack of Ron Weasley impostors. The fun of waiting in such a long line is to spend the time with wizard geeks and take pictures of all the creative costumes from fellow fans. With coffee in hand, I made the best of the situation and enjoyed some photo opportunities with my partner in crime, Wizard Kenneth and the adorable Griffindor classmate Nerkin. 

 Their extent of Harry Potter book knowledge is probably Chapter 1 of book 1, so HP chatter would have been useless. As the clock moved ever so closely to our movie time, the Usher suddenly announces a 5minute countdown and the suspense was rising. Eight minutes have slowly passed and what better way to utilize this valuable time then to have a Wizard Dance Off. With a combination of robot moves and ninja kicks, it was obvious the true Dance Wizard was none other than my husband, Ktizzler the Wizard fizzler. 
As we chanted for our winner, the men in black finally arrived to escort us to our seats. Although we finally made it indoors to the air-conditioned seating, another 2 hours awaited until we could witness the end of Voldermolt. Nothing says a great movie like Nachos and A cold Iccee. To our luck, the Icee machine was broke and they were all out jalapeƱos. Only true nacho eating fans know that nachos without jalapeƱos are just wasted calories. My hunger pains would have to be addressed after the 3 hour movie, yet Ihop pancakes usually are worth the wait. Finally lights were out and for the next 7800 seconds, I found myself in the middle of the magically world known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.

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