This weekend I continued my trip through the Harry Potter movies with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).
J.K. Rowling seems to not just have an expert grasp on writing and crafting stories, but also observing and relating the experience of growing up into an adult with serious responsibilities. By this film, the Harry character has grown into accepting the responsibility of the expectations of adulthood. His character has already gone through awkwardness with girls, hormone surges leading to anger and frustration (leading to fear, hate and hunger, yada yada yoda, dark side). It's impressive the characters weren't written to stay at a constant temperament, adults in children's bodies, or children who never grow up.
I'll tell you, I'm six of these movies in, they're fun, but it's getting hard to come up with topics to write about. They're nice movies, Ron still looks like he hasn't gotten all the slugs out of his mouth from the first movie, Harry's starting to chase waitresses Tiger Woods -style, and Hermione seems to have misplaced her time machine necklace. Why does Hermione have the only out of the ordinary name out of the bunch? Her parents were regular non-magical people. They must have been hoping her frequent teacher mispronounced named would lead to something special for her.
I give up, I hope the last two movies while based on one book still have content worth two blog posts.