"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." -- Ephesians 3:14-21 (ESV)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Snap Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two

I was crazy enough to go see the last Harry Potter movie on Saturday night. I went by myself to the 9:30pm showing, which if you know me, is way past my normal bedtime. I paid for it yesterday, as did my family. I don't think I'll do that kind of thing again.

In a nutshell, I thought it was a strong finish and I enjoyed it thoroughly. 4 stars out of 5.

I have to add two things:

1) Ads before the movie are always annoying. However, there was one commercial that was surprising and totally inappropriate given the target audience of Harry Potter. Cynical Nymph over-analyzes the commercial just a tad (in terms of the overarching theme of it), but sums it up pretty well. From the Facebook comments (and the comments at the CN's post) I've seen, it looks like this ad was shown at all showings of HP. Bad form.

2) This is awesome. The pictures/captions accompanying it are fantastic. Hilarious.


Cynical Nymph said...

It definitely wasn't shown with all the screenings. I know of at least one theater in Miami that was spared it. However, judging from my own traffic, it looks like the ad was playing pretty much throughout the country. I seem to have a lot of people finding the post from Greece and Sweden, too, but I don't know if they sell Summer's Eve there??

FYI, a commenter on my post found a link to the ad itself and I updated with that link.

Jen said...

Thanks for commenting, Cynical Nymph. And for the heads up about the commercial link.

I wonder if the theater owners opted not to run the ad in those few instances?