Sunday, November 21, 2010

Harry Potter Review

*Spoiler Alert if you haven’t seen “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” yet!*

I saw “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” yesterday, and I would like to give my opinion on it. First of all, I re-read the book right before seeing the movie, so the details were fresh in my mind. Having said that, there were some details that were omitted from the film, but they weren’t crucial to the story, which worked out well. However, the one part I felt should have been kept in the movie was Harry’s realization that since Voldemort was unaware of the Deathly Hallows, he unknowingly made a family ring (which happens to contain the Resurrection Stone) into a Horcrux, which Dumbldore destroyed, yet the Stone was still intact and hidden inside the Golden Snitch, which he gave to Harry. Obviously, this will be an important part of the second film, but they just didn’t put it in the first part of the movie, so it’s not vital that this fact was included in the first Part, but I still think it should have been.

Other than that, I thought the movie was amazing! The special effects were spectacular, too. This movie out of all the others in the series, in my opinion, was the funniest. The drama and emotions were great! I literally jumped out of my chair when Nagini popped out! And I almost cried when Dobby died at the end.

Overall, fantastic movie, and I highly recommend seeing it, especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan! I can’t WAIT until part 2 comes out this summer!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Unexpected Gratitude

My sister was supposed to come home from college on Friday. Little did my family know, we’d be seeing her a day early. Why? It turns out my sister broke her leg. How? She fell off a Razor scooter. Most people would assume that after falling off a tiny scooter, all you’d have is a scraped knee, right? Try again.

My sister broke her fibula (the outer bone in your lower leg that’s not your shin bone), a bone in her foot, and the ligament connecting the two. I saw the X-ray—it’s bad. The fibula is in two separate pieces. Having said that, she actually needs a wheelchair. And let me tell you, going to Costco on a crowded Saturday afternoon is a complete hazard for somebody in a wheelchair! She went to the doctor and found out that it’s worse than they originally thought. Now she’s going to have a cast for 10 weeks… Tomorrow she has her surgery to get metal plates and screws in her leg. She’s excused from all of her classes to stay at home this week as well.

4AM Saturday morning, my sister broke down crying, realizing that this is her life now; she can’t just get up and get a glass of water if she wants, when she wants it. She can barely do anything on her own. I help as much as I can, but I still feel terrible about this situation. I’ve never broken a bone (as often as I fall…) and this experience with my sister has made me realize how much I really don’t want to. I now realize what a luxury being able to walk anywhere is, something that I used to take for granted. You know what they say, “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone…”