I've been a Harry Potter fan since it first came out. I really am but I don't think I'm at a level where I can call myself a Potterhead. I've read all the books, watched all the movies (I watched Goblet 5 times in the cinema because it's my favourite movie of the lot) numerous times. But not the kind of fan to like, have posters of them and remember all the spells but I was definitely, definitely a fan.
So the other day, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and started watching the whole Harry Potter series. Watching the first movie brought back memories and they were super cute with suara tak matang and Hermione had massive hair and all that good stuff. It was so fun to watch and the movie came out 13 years ago which would mean I was 8 at the time. SUCH good memories.
And you know how they say
"The fans grew up with the characters"
It's such an awfully cliched thing to say but as I watched the movies, I really honestly did feel like I grew up with the Harry Potter series and the characters. I realised this when I was watching Goblet of Fire and when they were excited for prom and the boys had crushes and Daniel Radcliffe was suuuuuper good looking. It was really like the last movie to ever be cheery because from then on, the movies started to get really dark and really ominous.
So what I was going to talk about was that I just watched the last movie last night and I don't know if it's just me and my weird hormones but the very last scene which was of the famous trio 19 years later at Kings Cross with their kids made me cry. Like, I'm not talking 'tearing up' kinda cry. I'm talking sobbing hard and ugly scrunched up face kinda cry. I don't know what made me super emotional, I've seen the movie before! It's only now I'm so emotional and I was genuinely really really really sad watching that last scene before the credits.
I think it's because I grew up with them and to know that the series is over makes me really sad. Also I think I realised that with Harry Potter over, my childhood is over. Properly done and dusted and I'm in to that new phase in life where things get more serious and complicated.
I think that's what made me cry.
(I sound loony, I'm aware since this movie was out years ago but it just hit me how much I miss it!)
But maybe also that last scene was accompanied by SUCH a good score; honestly, go and watch all of the Harry Potter movies again and when you come to that last scene, bulu roma akan naik k when you see your favourite ever wizards and witch and the music that comes with it was so fantastic. I never realised all this because I think in the cinema, you're just not bothered to be listening in intently to every single thing. But oh my god, so amazing.
I was 8 when I first saw the movie and I loved it.
I was 18 when I saw the last movie and I loved it.
And I'm 21 now and I still love it. I can be 50 and aging and I will always always love Harry Potter. I'm so glad though that I got to live in the Harry Potter era. So glad.