Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Opinions That Count

Okay, so the Harry Potter movie comes out in about 24 hours. Yes, I've read the books, seen the movies, but I'm not jumping in on day one. Why? I've heard some opinions. Too many for good judgement.
"There's a questionable scene."  "Why'd they have to throw some junk in?" "It's not so bad." Who do I believe? I think I'll wait to hear some reviews after someone I trust has seen it. Besides, it's not that big a deal to me to be first on the block.
Is this what we do to books? You bet it is!
We ask our friends what good books (movies, restaurants, etc.) they've read. We might read a review. The word goes down the grapevine. Advertising influences us. We make a decision by other people's opinions even though sometimes we get surprised. It is a way of screening, a protection of not wasting our time. It gives us a basis for judgement--right or wrong. In the end, it's your own opinion that counts above all the rest.
But hey, I still want to know what you think! It's what we do. I'd love a comment.
Did you like the new HP movie?
Wanna pass along your favorite read titles?

1 comment:

Maria Hoagland said...

Did you see my post about the movie? I went the first day (bought my tickets a week in advance) and had no idea there was going to be a questionable scene. I was so shocked, I came right home and posted!