I was working on the red carpet post and while I thought I'd saved my work, the next time I opened the post those edits were gone. Wahh!!!! That should teach me to copy the work before closing it down and re-opening it. I'll have to go back and re-do a fair amount of work so I won't be able to get the red carpet post up until Monday or maybe Tuesday. We're out tomorrow evening to watch the Superbowl.
Tonight we finally got around to watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 and we didn't love it as much as most other people did. Maybe if we'd seen this movie in sequence with the other ones we might have enjoyed it more - but we think that each movie in the series should stand on its own. It wasn't even that this movie doesn't stand on its own: it picks up right where the last one left off with no reminders about what happened in the previous movie. We were lost because we couldn't remember what happened in the last movie.
We liked that the movie tied up loose ends but we weren't impressed with the story itself or the action. We had problems with the battle scenes in particular because we couldn't understand why certain things were happening. For example, why were giants there? Who got to do the flying thing? Where did those other people come from? I don't know. Maybe if we'd seen the other movies recently, all of these things would make sense. I think they're explained in the books but bringing in the end result without explaining how it got to be there isn't a good book-to-movie adaptation.
If you've seen all of the other Harry Potter movies and need to finish the movie experience, you'll want to see this movie. If you want to see a movie just for fun, this isn't a good choice.