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Thumbs up for Harry Potter

Author: Philippe
Posted: 05 Jun 2004

Ahh, the pleasures of being me. Now, I happen to feel that bios are a bit silly and they don't really tell you all that much about a person. That being said, Anthony and Johnson were planning on making some bios for contributors to the site. And, in one case, an apology of sorts for WAxl's Raspberry Dickgirl Heaven.

However, I'm bored and I needed a bit of an intro for my review of the Harry Potter movie, so here're a few things about myself the world at large doesn't know.

  1. I have incredible balance.
  2. I am a pop culture addict. If I find out that 4 million people are watching something called "Pokemon" then, by gawd, I'm going to be number 4 million and one.

  3. If I never have to ride on an airplane again, I'll be incredibly happy.

  4. I'm blunt to the point of being insulting.

  5. I strongly believe in vengeance, having a nice tidy enemies list and at least one nemesis. Hi Merlin!

  6. Christians in large groups make me very nervous.

  7. I'm a democrat.
There. Isn't that fantastic? Seven things about me you didn't previously know. Unless you've met me, as I have the odd habit of telling everyone I meet about the balance thing. In any case, today I'm going to be dealing with Number 2 on the list.

Pop culture. How could I not be a fan of the Harry Potter books? I usually tell people that I started reading them because I was a third grade teacher for a few months and all my students were reading them blah blah blah blah. It's all a line of bullshit. I heard there was a book about a school for wizards and this kid named Harry Potter was the centerpiece and simply had to see what all the hubbub was about. So I read the books and waited anxiously for the movie.

Despite Anthony making fun of me, I even pre-ordered the fifth book, and read the behemoth of a book over a weekend (granted I also had to fit a lot of Zelda the Windwaker in there, too).

Now, the first two books in the series were crap. JK Rowling didn't really start getting into the swing of things until book 3, The Prisoner of Azkaban. It seems that the same is true for her movie-making skills. The first movie was filled with a lot of stuff that didn't need to be there. Same goes for the second movie.

However, Prisoner breaks away from the mold and worked extremely well. The only problem I could see with the movie is that a lot of things aren't going to make any sense unless you've read the books. Thankfully, everyone except Tyler and my roommate Blake has read the damn things, so it shouldn't be a problem.

The visual effects were quite a bit nicer in this movie, as well. And the movie was actually very funny. Tons of stuff is going on in the background through the entirety of the movie. All in all, I'd recommend it to all Harry Potter fans (like that's necesary) and I'd also recommend it to Tyler. It's possible that the warm story would unfreeze his bitterly cold heart, and he could learn to love again.

In the meantime, go see the damn Harry Potter film, you assholes. You'll thank me.

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