J.K Rowling is a very powerful woman who deserves our respect. She LITERALLY owns the phrase "from rags to riches". When you think where she started-- a poor-single mother, with a dream of inspiring children everywhere by helping them escape from the cold, harsh realities of OUR world into the magical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry--inspiring them that ANYTHING is indeed possible.
Just last Friday at Midnight I went to the showing of the first installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I realized that for the past 11 years I have grown up WAITING for either a new Harry Potter novel, or movie to be released. This woman has created a legacy, and though I still stand by my reasoning that the books are A MILLION times more influential and moving than the movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was fantastic. So fantastic in fact-- I plan on seeing it again!
(Those of you who know me, know that I only spend an additional $13.95 to see a movie in the theaters for a second time, if it's going to be one of those to join my Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs on my shelf! :-)
May I say, our three fearless friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione have grown up to be BEAUTIFUL people. Emma Watson, now a model for Burberry and a student at Brown University encompasses Hermione's intellect, compassion, and fearlessness so eloquently thats really all I can say on the subject. That girl has GROWN UP playing the role of Hermione and subsequently the development of her character throughout the movie saga is flawless.
Rupert Grint is a personal favorite of mine. He plays Ron with such a level of "goof" and charisma that it makes anybody grin cheek to cheek. The impending relationship of Ron and Hermione is evident throughout the entire movie....you can see they truly care for each other. The way he looks at her especially- (with that pensive longing), is so convincing- I really have to give Grint props for that. He has to have been in love before, or he's the best actor in the world.
And last (But NOT LEAST OF COURSE) is the one, the only DANIEL RADCLIFFE!!!!! That boy, golly-gee......he is such an inspiration to us all! Radcliffe plays Harry with such a level of modesty throughout the series. Him, much alike Watson really encompassed character development in their acting in such an influential way. (Not excluding Grint per-say, I just believe CHARACTER wise Watson and Radcliffe used "changing-times" to their advantage in an obvious manner) I'm proud of the actor he has become---he really became a man in this past movie.