Re: Harry Potter
In an effort to retain my "World's Greatest Husband" award, over the last 2-3 weeks I watched every HP movie with my wife and then went and saw 7.B with her yesterday.
HP (at least the movies) are an okay series, but totally overhyped by the die-hard fans who can accept no criticism of the franchise. Is it good? Okay. But it isn't even close to LotR as far as a fantasy franchise.
I get the appeal, but sometimes the hype gets out of control. The 8 movies could have been reasonably condensed into about 5 and I would have enjoyed them just as much.
I know, I know..."read the books". That is what every Potterphile I know comes back with. My response? No. Of course the books are better. Every book is better than the movie. I just don't find anything about the HP series to be particularly original and worthy of the time it would take me to read them all.
That being said, we are going to Walt Disney World in December and are spending one day at Universal Island of Adventure to check out the Wizarding World. I'm sure we will have a great time, especially my wife. I'll knock back a butter beer or two and enjoy the rides. Just don't expect me to spend $30 for a stick (wand).
2013 Record at games attended: 0-1