Potter Profile - Isabel
August 2, 2009
First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan?
I first became a fan when I was 9. I remember distinctly my mother
handing me PS (SS to those americans) and telling me to read it. I
reluctantly opened it to the first chapter, thinking that this was probably
another stupid book my mom wanted me to read,
and I couldn't put it down. The first chapter got me hooked, and it took me
24 hours to read the whole thing. It was love at first chapter.
How are you feeling now that the series is over?
I don't know what to do with my life. It's like losing your best friend
in a way. I think JK Rowling was smart, though, in stopping now. I mean,
they say the good die young, so in a way, it's a bit like that ... I'm just
rambling now. Anyway, yes. I am very, very, overly extrordinarily sad that
the series is indeed over.
So, Half-Blood Prince is out in theaters. What did you think?
Well, like any dedicated fan, I thought it was complete rubbish. It was
NOTHING like the book. But in terms of entertainment, it was quite good. I
thought the humor was excellent. The part where Harry is on Felix Felicis is
hilarious, and Ron on love potion was fall-out-of-your-seat funny.
What part of the book was left in that you were SO EXCITED to see come to
The part in the movie where Harry and Ginny kiss, though completely
unlike the scenario in the book, was very romantic. Bonnie played her part
well, and it gave me shivers when she told him to close his eyes. *smiles*
I'm betting all those fan girls were shivering in their seats as well. :)
What did the film makers leave out that left you a little disappointed?
The scene in the minister of England's office was, for some reason or
other, a part I was really looking forward to. I have no idea why. Also the
part where Severus explains to Bellatrix why he is not a traitor
was disappointing not to see on the big screen. I was also looking forward
to seeing the memory with Tom Riddle as a teenager, charming his prey into
bending to his will. The kid they picked to be the child Riddle was very
creepy, I must say. He played the part magnificently. Goblets raised to him.
How did you feel about the Half-Blood Prince portion of the storyline?
Were you satisfied?
I think the half blood prince parts were very minimal in the movie, which
was a bit sad. So, no, I was quite unhappy with that.
After leaving the theater, how did you feel? Did the movie leave you
excited, sad, or something else?
I know that the books make this one look evil but I would definitely want the elder
After leaving the theatres, all I wanted to do was run back in and see it
again. The film really dove into the trio's personal lives. Very
entertaining, to say the least. I'm excited to get it on DVD, and to see all
the bonus features.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Why, yes, I would like to add something! Watch The Very Potter Musical!!!
I was forunate enough to watch it right when MuggleNet advertised it in the
news feed. I saw it and laughed so hard, I was shaking. You will fall in
love with Harry (Darren Criss) and laugh yourself horse at Draco (Lauren
Lopez). If any of the cast from the musical is reading this, YOU GUYS ARE
TOTALLY AWESOME! Lastly, keep reading the books, fans! I get inspired every