Monday, August 6, 2012

The Olympics of Fire

Michael and I bought the complete set of Harry Potter movies from AmazonUk and they finally arrived last week. You might ask why we got them from the Uk, and I'll give a completely logical answer to that question.

It was cheaper. And blu-rays are not subject to region restrictions like DVDs. Amazon wants $95 for the version that we bought from the Uk for about $50. For half price, I'll wait a couple extra weeks.

Anywhoo, after getting through the Philosopher's Stone (we are THAT cool to get the British version), Chamber of Secrets, and Prisoner of Azkaban in less that 24 hours (what's that you say, you think I have no life? This IS Living) we started watching Goblet of Fire.

I see a lot of parallels to the current olympic games to that of the Triwizard Tournament.

There was a cool opening ceremony, age restrictions, training, lots of press, and activities that mere muggles, ahem, normal people couldn't imagine, bad guys, and even preliminary events leading up to the biggest event of their lives.

Granted, nobody in the Olympics took a portkey to a graveyard and was killed by Lord Voldemort. But still.

After all, JK Rowling performed at the London Olympic opening ceremony. And Ronald Weasley carried the torch.

--Jessica G.

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