It is finally happening! Tonight me and my fiance will go to the double feature in the English cinema Haydn on Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna! I am really excited, as I love the new franchise for the following three reasons.
1) I love the era and that it is set in various European cities, so that Potterheads like me can delve deeper into other Wizarding Communities.
2) The visual effects are SO MUCH BETTER than when the Potter movies came out and it is pure bliss to see the magic unfold onscreen in such a spectacular way.
3) I have obliged myself to consider anything out of Rowling's pen pure genius, which is why I also have to say I LOVED Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, even though I kind of didn't. (see my Youtube review on it here).
The only caveat in the whole matter is that I am currently not living in London anymore, which truly aches me as a Potterhead, as London is the best city to be in when these events go down. More than two years ago found me getting signatures of all Cursed Child cast members and seeing Rowling in real life, and now I am stuck in this city and further away from the spectacle than ever. I almost wanted to fly into London for the premiere like I did last time, but with the wedding coming up, I figured I should rather save the money - now I am so glad there will be four movies more of this franchise (or was it four? Is it already more? I hope so!)
I really want to embrace events like these now, as who knows who long we are going to remain child-less after our wedding and I surmise going into London to stalk JK Rowling when you have a baby which needs you is somewhat selfish and weird, so better now than never!
I will give you a little review tomorrow and now I am off to assemble a little outfit. I always knew what to wear for HP events, but this is now a different story...anybody have a pink coat?