*CAUTION: DH2 SPOILERS*
Well, my niece, nephew and greatniece saw the Deathly Hallows 2 last night and my niece emailed me when they got home. My nephew didn't like it. Don't know why. Yes, there are things left out. There always are. She said Alan Rickman should be up for an Oscar and that she cried, which means she really cried. And I'm sure I will too, then. Just reading her email I got butterflies. How ridiculous to get upset over the approaching end of a movie series... but it isn't just the end of some movie series, this is the death of Snape, which I never wanted to see. When I read it in the book, I remember saying out loud, "Oh no!" and then looking around as if someone was there to catch me being foolish. And then crying.
Snape wasn't my most cherished character- that was Sirius, and he's been dead since OOTP (I was really pissed at how they changed that in the film). But Snape is the pivot pin of the whole damn saga. He's the one whose loyalties were in question all along, and what he does pretty much determines how things will shake out. In the end, he's a sacrificial hero- which makes it awful to lose him. Dumbledore was right all along, we were silly to doubt, and it's too late to apologize. A lot like life, that.
So tomorrow, Stevil and Paul and I will catch the matinee. I'm smuggling in candy. And stuffing tissues up my sleeve. I'm going to try to avoid being a real weepy mess but you never know. I hope the guys don't mind. :)
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