I have never seen any Harry Potter movie (or read the books, but let's not pretend any of us read books regularly).
This matter has come up the past two weekends, first when I was admonished by my friend Cadence, and then again this past weekend by Capricorn.
It should be noted Capricorn has never seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies, but she said those look dorky, so that ended that. But Capricorn has decided it's time to fix my "problem" by making me watch all the Harry Potter movies in a marathon one upcoming Saturday.
As she put it:
"They made a freakin' theme park for Harry Potter!"
I know precious little about Harry Potter. There's magic involved. Alan Rickman is in there somewhere. I think the scary looking troll-like guy from "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" is in them. There are hogwarts involved, but evidently it's not sexually contagious. Harry Potter is still allowed to be in high school even if he's 32. Guys want to have sex with that Emma girl but pretended they didn't until she was legal.
I suppose it's only fair I watch them. I do try to keep up on pop culture for the blog, even if it's not up my alley.* But just because everyone else has seen them doesn't mean I have to watch them. I might even enjoy them, but that's beside the point.
* That's why I watched Twilight. Yep. That's the reason. Won't even try to say that's the reason I watched Jennifer's Body recently - that was for Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried. Both let me down. The most entertaining part of that movie was watching Adam Brody's insatiable appetite for guyliner.
I do think everyone has that certain movie franchise they have never seen and at this point are actively trying not to see. I've got a few, from Harry Potter to any Shrek past the first one. I wish I could say the same about the "Austin Powers" movies ... sadly, I can't.
Please tell me you have one, too, so I don't feel alone in this - vote in the poll on the right side. Capricorn, for instance, hasn't seen any of the first three "Die Hard" movies. Perhaps you've never seen any "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies ... or any "Muppet" movie.
P.S. If you tell me you haven't seen a "Muppet" movie I will hold a gun to your head and force feed Fozzie to you. You need to watch the Muppets not only visiting Manhattan, but TAKING THAT BITCH. Also, there are catchy songs and you will cry during the wedding. Kthanks.