Although I have seen all of the movies, up to and including the most recent, I have never read the books. So when my friend and I went to see part one of The Deathly Hollows a few weeks ago I was fairly confused in some parts. And yes, I realize this is Harry Potter and not The Lord of the Rings, but I still think having the background one finds in the books could help.
And so I have started at square one with the reading of the first book and the re-watching of the first movie. My plan is to do the same with the remaining books/movies all culminating in seeing the final movie in theaters. Yeah, I am a nerd. And a behind-the-times nerd at that.
Having just finished watching the first movie I am so delighted in having revisited the amazing casting of Alan Rickman as Professor Snape. Although always the serious one, I think this character, as played by Rickman, has some fantastic, barely noticeable humor in him. The dry wit and sarcasm, paired with the subtle facial expressions put a smile on my face throughout the movie.
And also, wow! Those kids were so little when the The Sorcerer’s Stone came out. Just li’ll wee ones!