The Harry Potter Movies are their own medium but are they classic movies or just products of their times? I decided to lump the two Deathly Hallows movies as Harry Potter was the series that started the break a young adult book into two movies thing but let’s dive into the wizarding world once again before I do my Neville Longbottom spinoff series of books but before we get started with this list I wanted to tell you something really quickly.
Harry Potter and the Half dud prince isn’t just a bad Potter movie. It’s a bad movie period. My brother Josh and I are twice the actor Daniel Radcliffe is and it’s the last one in the series to be rated PG. It’s also got almost no color. One thing I noticed in both the book and the movie is that Rowling basically did Empire Strikes Back.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my guilty pleasure of the series although once again Josh and I have acting skills that surpass Daniel’s. The ending to this movie is cringe and the forced comedy does nothing to help. From Azkaban to Phoenix, Malfoy and his cronies were given the Bulk and Skull Treatment. The book however is sacred to me due to a late great aunt who passed away in 2018.
Deathly Hallows movies were pretty good but ending on Dobby’s Death for part 1 and an end to a good series is wonderful but JK Rowling made everything too Heteronormal. Rowling wants to stay relevant. Part 1 is very depressing and kind of reminds me of Green Candle from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Part 2 is good but because of how the series ends it was ok
Order of the Phoenix is the worst book in the series but the movie is easier to stomach. Is this a good movie though? It’s debatable but you have to wonder what happened after what happened to Umbridge with the centaurs. Imelda Staunton did a great job of making you despise her. I had a real life Umbridge and it’s when I was in college but that’s a story for another day!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s stone probably has the worst acting from our 3 main leads but it’s a shame Rupert Grint and Tom Felton sort of disappeared after Green Candle I mean Deathly Hallows 2. One of my favorite actors to imitate is Felton and I can also imitate him if he were from New York but I digress. Even though Tom Felton and I look nothing alike the way I keep my inner child alive is a collection of figurines. I love to read as much as Hermione does and you’ll find out something about me in my #2 pick
HARRY DIDYOU PUT YOUR NAME THE GOBLET OF FIYAHHHH????!!?!?! was the first and only movie to be directed by Mike Newell. It was the first one to be rated PG-13 if you’re one of my American readers. The Yuel Ball dance scene is when I noticed that I have a thing for Emma Watson. Yes, I’m willing to admit that on the internet haha. Emma herself should be flattered because if she meets me, she should know I’m not crude but I come from a divorced Jewish family and true genius comes from the diagnostics from childhood.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the last one to be directed by Chris Columbus and have the late great Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore. It’s a 3 hour tour de force that only feels like an hour and a half. It’s also the one that made me think. Hey If I start a blog one day, I’d want Emma Watson to know about me as I have enough interests to fill a library. As for how I feel about Ginny Weasley in the movies, she’s the prize Harry gets for defeating Voldemort.
On the whole my uncle once told me there’s a difference between movies and films. These are all movies. So… Who wants me to discuss the cursed child?