25 July 2007

Harry, Me and the Three Kids

14 July 2007

Kwento Muna
Disappointed that Rose and I missed the first showing day of the movie, we planned to watch it in the coming weekend. My sis-in-law, upon finding out that we will be watching too, invited us to join them to watch on Saturday at Rockwell. She bought tickets for the 6:20pm screening. Since she will already be at her office (it’s adjoining Rockwell) and Rose will be coming also from her office in Makati, and there will be NO YAYA, I had to baby sit the 3 kids, imagine 3 KIDS, to Rockwell and meet them there. Imagine 3 kids--aged 4, 6 and 9 and just me. Maikli pa naman ang pasensya ko, kaya Lord, more patience, please. Help me!!!

You can only imagine the distress I felt when we arrived at Rockwell, sa parking pa lang ang gulo naaaahhh. [Me: Wala munang bababa. Stay in your seats, I will get you one by one. Nikki: Yes, Tita (sabay bukas ng car door)] Arghhhhhhh. When we got inside all I wanted to do was to call their mother so she can have her kids back hahahahaha. E hindi sumasagot sa phone. Dang it. So we got on the escalator. Oh no, ESCALATOR. I can’t possibly keep an eye on each of the three kids while on the escalator. What if the escalator catches a part of their clothes or their shoe? Lagot ako sa nanay nila. Bwahahahaha. Finally, when we got to the theatre floor, Rose and my sister-in-law were already there. *whew*

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter is back in Hogwarts for his fifth year. After Harry’s encounter with Voldemort in the Goblet of Fire, the Ministry of Magic still can't accept that the Dark Lord is back. Albus Dumbledore is ordered replaced by Dolores Umbridge and the students are restrained from learning magic that can prepare them for the outside world. Putting matters into their own hands, Harry’s group form a secret army to learn true magic.

If you’re a big Harry Potter fan and have read the book, you’ll notice a lot of gaping holes in the movie. A lot of scenes have been left out. But what can you expect in turning an 870 paged book to a 2 and half hour movie (British version of the book has 766 pages)? [If you have not read the book, you won't know what you're missing anyway (hehehehe)]. Daniel Radcliffe has matured as an actor. I guess his recent play in London, Equus, has given him a lot of confidence. Director David Yates (who will also direct the Half-Blood Prince) did a very good job. I was impressed with the fight scene in the Department of Mysteries because that was not how I pictured it when I read the book. I give the movie four out of five stars.

My Favorite Lines:
Ron: Hermione, you are truly the most wonderful person I have ever met and if I'm ever rude to you...
Hermione: Then I'll know you've gone back to normal.
[After kissing Cho]
Ron: So what was it like?
Harry: Kind of... Wet.
Ron: [laughing]
Harry: Because she was crying.
Ron: That bad at it are you?
Hermione: I'm sure Harry's kissing was above satisfactory. Besides, Cho spends most of her time crying.
Ron: You'd think a bit of snogging would cheer her up!
[End part]
Harry: We've got something he doesn’t have. We've got something worth fighting for.

Trivia: Mary GrandPré, who does the cover of all American editions of the Harry Potter novels, is one of the few people who is able to read the Harry Potter books before they are released to the general public. When she receives each new book, she reads the story through once, highlighting descriptions that she feels would do well as an illustration. She then creates various sketches as ideas for the cover and chapter art, before sending her favorites to the editors to decide which should appear in the final publication. GrandPré is very careful to make sure that her illustrations give hints as to what will happen in each chapter or within the book, without making it very obvious where the plot is headed. GrandPré does not collaborate with J.K. Rowling at all. (wikipedia.org)

*Picture from HarryPotterFanZone.com


XeB said...

Your encounters with your pamangkins are truly hilarious! I can just imagine the riot of taking care of 3 kids! I consider my pamangkin (just one pamangkin!) a monster, moreso kung tatlo pa sila! Oh well. Am not an HP fan but I enjoyed how you wrote about it. :)

Shuttlewhoosh said...

reeyaahh katawa rin sa akin ang kwento mo tungkol sa mga pamangkins mo......ang swerte naman nila for having an aunt like you.....

Reeyah said...

Hello, xeb! Hello, mama carms! You think so? I always try to be a good aunt to the kids kaya lang pag sobrang kulit na... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!