SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read or seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and intend to, stop reading now. Those of you who saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 over the weekend, please continue. We’ve got another PopWatch Potter Poll after the jump: Did you cry?
I haven’t read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows since the weekend it hit shelves in 2007 — I don’t reread the books before seeing the films because my memory is bad enough that the movies will hold a few surprises then. Maybe if I hadn’t seen that Dobby was trending on Twitter, I would’ve shed a tear when he died in Harry’s arms. But I was prepared for it, and though my eyes definitely welled up, my cheeks remained dry. I did hear sniffling behind me in the theater though. I also wonder how many people cried over Hedwig’s death. It happened so quickly and the action continued, all I had time to do was gasp. I did, however, come into the office yesterday after the seeing the film to type up a poll on the realistic (or unnecessary?) Harry-Hermione dance scene and procrastinated by opening some mail. Universal Orlando had sent me a plush Hedwig puppet to promote the fact that its online store is up and running for the holidays. I took her out of the box, and teared up. Then, I spent two minutes petting her.
Update: I see commenters mentioning the scene in which Hermione wiped her parents’ memories. I teared up just reading Emma Watson describe that scene, and watching her fade from the photos was brutal, but still, no tears actually fell. Am I broken?
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