Open Season on Harry Potter

Saturday, February 3, 2007

We just got done watching Open Season, which we loved! As usual, the critics gave it rather crappy reviews, so naturally, we thought it was great. Lots of cute parts, and several times I laughed out loud, once startling my peacefully sleeping kitty. The premise is that a domesticated bear gets released into the wild - during open hunting season. Hilarity ensues. Very cute movie, great for kids and adults alike.


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A few minutes ago, I hit the button to preorder Harry Potter 7 from Amazon.com. I stuck with the regular edition, because I didn't see the point of springing for the deluxe edition. Now if it had a ton of additional scenes (Director's cut! Includes 100 pages of deleted scenes!) I would
have. But I'm cheap.
Apparently lots of other folks aren't though, since the Deluxe Edition is topping the sales charts - 6 months before the book is even released!


I'm not sure how I feel about the 7th book coming out. On the one hand, I'm so excited to find out how it all ends. On the other hand, I'm sad to see how it ends. Ends. *sigh* I'm thrilled that HP5 is coming out in July - and I'm betting the DVD will be released just in time for Christmas! (Yeah. I'll own it the day it's released, but for those with a little self control, that'll be a great gift!)

I am disappointed, though, that neither the book nor the movie is taking advantage of the 7/7/07 date for release. I would have thought that surely ONE of them would have used that date, much like The Omen took advantage of 6/6/06 last year. It would have been marketing genius that droves of HP fans would have appreciated. Not that it matters, since we're apparently a bunch of lemmings anyway, judging from the scores of preorders.


Lemmings. You know what? I'm okay with that. Lemmings are cute.


Just don't lead me near a cliff, okay?

5 Angst(s):

Pete said...

I was a KING at the old Lemmings game for Windows 3.1. It was one of the first games I ever bought on those "CD" things.

I thought that considering it's Harry potter book *SEVEN* they would naturally release it on 7/7/07. That just seems like a no-brainer to me. This must be why I'm not in marketing.

Hmph.

I haven't pre-ordered it yet, because I'm going to happily do the "go to the bookstore at midnight" thing again this year, and hang out with tons of kids. It's so much fun. And I get a book out of it. And I'm the only one there who shaves (or could, in theory, shave, I guess...)

I still maintain that "Deathly Hallows" is a really...really....dumb title.

"Barbarella! From OuterSPACE! And the DEATHLY HALLOWS! HEAR THE SCREAMS! FEEL THE TERROR! CLING TO YOUR LOVED ONES! NONE ARE SAFE!"

Carrie said...

I agree, the title is *stupid*. But even if it was called "Harry Potter and the Simpering Weenies" I'd still buy it.

Melissa said...

I agree that has got to be one of the most godawful titles of all time.

Someone made the observation right after it was announced that "Deathly Hallows" sound like Halloween-style Peeps and now I simply cannot get the image of marshmallowy villains after Harry, Ron & Hermione out of my head....

Pete said...

Great, now I'll picture Peeps coming after Harry too. In little fluffy robes.

RON: The peeps are coming!

HARRY: Good! We could use the backup!

RON: NOO! THE BAD GUY PEEPS!!!!!

HARRY: Why are you shouting?

RON: BECAUSE THIS IS A HARRY POTTER BOOK DURING A DRAMATIC SCENE WHICH MEANS I HAVE TO USE A LOT OF CAPITAL LETTERS FOLLOWED BY A SURPLUS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!

TJWriter said...

LOL. You guys crack me up to no end. I'm totally addicted to this blog already. In a completely non-stalkerish fashion, of course.

One theory for not using the 7/7/07 date is because it's the anniversary of the London bombings.

I haven't preordered yet, but I may. Of course this year, I will be perfectly capable of going to a release party because I will not be working thirds. I may go, it being the last one and all.

And my blog's totally gonna link to yours cuz everyone needs to read it. Not that I get a lot of visitors or anything. But I know how to play pretend.