I know that most theaters will be showing a midnight showing of Harry Potter, but I won't be going. I actually have gone to the midnight showing in years past, but that was when I didn't teach seminary at 6:30 in the morning. :) And I think most of those movies came out in the summer, when my kids didn't have school. I learned from experience that I'm just too tired that time of night to enjoy the movie. I'm planning to wait until the next day when I can enjoy it.
I was walking out of Walmart today when I overheard a conversation about the Harry Potter movie. Two older ladies were talking, and one told the other that her daughter won't let her son go to see Harry Potter. She mentioned that he could go to a different movie, but not Harry Potter because it has the "devil" in it. I was sad for that child whose mother really doesn't know what Harry Potter is about. While there is "good and evil" in the Harry Potter movies, the "devil" is absent. And while it does talk about witchcraft and wizardry, none of it would actually work if your child tried to duplicate it in real life. It's not a "wicken" movie, and it's not a devil worship movie. What it is, is a story about the triumph of good over evil. It is a story about a boy who stays true to what he knows is right, even when all things fight against him. That's a lesson I want my kids to learn.
I didn't read the books again in preparation for this movie. That could work against me, but it could also be like watching a movie you haven't seen in a long time, which you have forgotten the ending to. :) I know the ending, but I've kind of forgotten the in between stuff. But you can rest assured that I'll be relishing every second of the movie!