okay, to put a disclaimer out there: I have never read the harry potter books (i've never been aware of them, to be honest *hides*). The only reason i've gotten into the movie was to watch GOF to see Rob in it.
I was sooner or later, was GOING to watch the movies someday because of my friends thought they were good. somehow, i managed to watch them in January i think. I remember seeing the OOTF posters in the movie theatres, like all over the place (and yet they don't have any for twilight
) well, anyhow. I thought the movies were incredibly well done. I watched them in order too, and i was completely engrossed in the films. the special effects, the musics and sounds and the actors are fantastic. Somehow i've grown to be incredibly fond of Ron. I mean i love harry and everything, but it's RON WEASLELY. Rupert Grint is perfect, and his "freaked-out" expressions are priceless.
I could also see, the improvments progressing in each film. for instance, the order of the pheniox was very well done. the special effects and each detail were faceted with such imense detail even more than the first movies. i don't know. i might be imagining it, but that's how it appeared to me. and i also noticed they don't have the same directors for all the movies. so i guess that's part of it, each different director has a different vision to bring the book(s) to life.
I also after i watched the movies went to buy the first book and i was really disappointed with it. somehow it didn't have the same magic as the movie. the books had a slow pace. okayyy, i don't want hate mails my way (since i reckon the books are huuuuuuuge), so i'll stop.
I am really excited for the half-blood-prince. i watched all the trailers soon after they were released and i am stoked for it. HBP seems even better than the rest of the movies (though the prison of azkaban is my favourite), and i also heard a new trailer came out. and WOW, it looks fantastic. can't wait.
I also bought the DVDs for GOF and POA. YAY!!!