Although it is my personal opinion that the books were a thousand times better than the last two movies, I just cannot resist watching the Harry Potter movies. I did like the movie and the end does leave one hanging, ... just like in the book...
The movie was a totally new experience for us in an entirely different way ...We went with some friends, a group of six adults and two kids ( our dear daughter who is three,and her great friend Ray, who is about 8 months younger).
While Ray started slipping off his mom's lap every few minutes and trying to run up and down, our daughter had other things to do..
As soon as the movie started, she asked us to change the channels since the movie was scary.. then she saw that it was 'Aary Pother'(she has seen my Harry Potter books )..so she settled down a bit.... and then,... the questions started.. who is the chechi (Hermione), where is he going? why is she sitting? why is he crying?Where is the apple?.. and for every shot without Harry in it, where is 'Aary Pother'?.. and best of all, while Ron and Lavender kiss, .... 'what are they doing Mama?' in a very very loud voice.
There were only a couple in the front row and we were sitting in the last. So there were not many people affected by the monologue supplied by our daughter...Thankfully, our friends who were seated besides us were entertained by all this (or atleast they told us so ..!!)
We were actually waiting for her to grow up a bit to go watch movies in the theatres.. but I think we have to wait a wee bit more..till she gets away from the habit of asking a dozen questions a minute ..maybe another ten years or so, I'd guess.