Went to see it yesterday afternoon to escape the horrible heat. Loved it! I actually liked it better than the book. Actually, can I make a confession? I like all of the movies better than the books. Especially the more recent ones. The screenwriters and directors have done a really good job of distilling the story down to it’s core elements. Rowling tends to kind of drag things out a little bit and I find it a little boring. Not to say that I don’t love the Harry Potter books. Oh no. I plan on reading the next one as soon as I can.
But the movie. So far, this one is the best. It’s not really for little kids, though. The end fight scene with Voldermort is kind of scary, I think. But the movie is really very good. The woman who plays Professor Umbridge totally nails it.