Nancy and I went to see the fifth Harry Potter movie today. Nancy ordered the tickets online several weeks ago – reserved seats for the IMAX 3D version. I was having a horrible morning at work (I had to terminate an employee which didn’t go well) and so I was glad to get away from the office for a while. I was skeptical of the 3D part of the film. In my mind, most 3D stuff is that crappy red/blue 3D with the paper glasses that you get on the back of the cereal box. It turned out that my skepticism was misplaced – the 3D fight scenes at the end were really spectacular. The 3D glasses were polarized so the 3D was in full color and was really intense. If you’re going to see the movie then I definitely recommend seeing it in IMAX 3D.
Nancy is a Harry Potter (or, as I tease the kids – a “Hairy Pothead”) afficionado and had all kinds of criticisms about how the movie didn’t really follow the story line but I thought this movie was great – the best of the past three. It can’t really be compared to the first two because the Dumbledore is different in the first two and Harry was much younger in the first two.
Anyway, it was a fun afternoon date with Nancy.