Harry Potter Movie Re-View: Part 3 and 4 of 7


But mostly Part 4. I didn’t post anything for Prisoner of Azkaban, so I’m pretty much making up for it here. There was nothing special about it apart from, I dunno… the SUPER DUPER AWESOME snacks we had!!

I bought three packs of V-cut crisps, ate one of it before Sunday, and dumped the entire contests of the other two in a bog glass bowl. I nicked a bag of bread from the table and two bottles of water from the fridge (because I don’t do carbonated beverages). Overall between my brother and I, we finished everything before the the hilarious Boggart scene…

…yeah.

Here’s a close up of the V-cut. It’s my ultimate favorite junk food.

Anyway, I want to talk about how great Goblet of Fire went. It’s not one of my most-watched Harry Potter movies, seeing as I cringe every time I see the long hair Harry, Ron, Fred and George sport throughout it all. But watching it again last Sunday, I was surprised. It’s really, really awesome. It had plenty of laugh out loud moments, especially with my brother by my side running a constant commentary.

On the entrance of the Beauxbatons girls: “Do they only accept really beautiful girls?”

On Krum when he was entering his name in the Goblet: “He looks like he’s got the entire world on his shoulders.” Of course, lil bro, he’s Krum!

I totally snorted my water just then. Hahaha!

He got annoying after a while, but all things were forgiven when that scene with Snape, Ron and Harry came up. They were in the Great Hall, I suppose during one of their Study Hall sessions. The two best friends were worried about finding dates for the Yule Ball and with Snape — Severus greasy haired Snape — hovering near them…

…it was a recipe for hilariousness! We missed the entire scene and had to play it again because we were laughing so loud!

*wipes tears from eyes* Ohh, that was a wonderful night. Order of the Phoenix is up next Sunday and with its serious theme, I suppose there won’t be as much LOL moments. However, I am looking forward to the musical score. They did wonderfully in that movie.

Over and out.

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Harry Potter Movie Re-View: Part 2 of 7


European & American posters for the film

Image via Wikipedia

Yes, it’s Sunday again. I’ve been meaning to make a post about how my re-view of Philosopher’s Stone went, but what can I say? Procrastination got the better of me. I won’t make any excuses — I pride myself as being a loyal Harry Potter fan. I know, it was inexcusable! *dramatic sniffle*

Anyway, the viewing was fine. I watched the movie with my brother, even going as far as making the two of us snacks. It was just toasted sandwiches pasted together with Lady’s Choice spread, but I somehow forgot that my brother did not eat mayonnaise. Oh well. More for me.

As I was watching the movie, a some things things popped into my mind:

  • I know that the First Year students weren’t Sorted into Houses yet so their uniform would’ve looked incomplete without the ties, but why bother have one if you’re only going to use it that one time? I never saw those black ties again in the movie… I think. (Correct me if I’m wrong.)
  • The student whom Hermione was talking to in the Great Hall (before the Sorting), I wasn’t really certain before whether s/he was a he or a she. The haircut really threw me off. Anyway, I’ve decided that she was a girl!
  • I’ve also wondered if she was Pansy Parkinson (I’ve seen a picture somewhere, I think). I’m not sure at the moment, since why would someone like Pansy listen to a Muggleborn.
  • When Harry was Sorted into Gryffindor, Fred and George were chanting “We got Potter!” over and over. I didn’t notice that before — I was probably too busy staring at Daniel Radcliffe‘s cherub face. Shame the twins didn’t dance around like in the book, though.
  • The actor who played Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington was that same guy who was at Fawlty Towers, a British TV show that I really like.
  • Out of all the child actors, I found Tom Felton to be the most convincing. That might be because he had previous roles before Philosopher’s (Anna and the King), but Daniel has that excuse, too (The Tailor of Panama). Maybe portraying a bad guy is easier? Hmm…
  • I never noticed before, but some of the scenes were clearly computerized. The scene that comes to mind was the troll scene, when Harry jumped on his back. I don’t know how I’d missed it in the first place. Must be because I wasn’t looking for it.
  • Lastly, in my copy of the movie Harry, Ron and Hermione say “Sorcerer’s Stone” instead of “Philosopher’s Stone”… I suppose that’d karma, right? Anyway, I noticed that whenever they had to mention the Stone, their lips or faces were covered. Coincidence? I think not!

So those were the things I noticed whilst watching the movie. Moving on to the actual topic of this post: watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It’s one of my favorite books of the series, mainly because the Harry/Ginny shipper in me just feels fulfilled somehow at the very end, after (SPOILERS!) Harry slays the Basilisk, defeats Tom Riddle and saves Ginny.

Hmm, I wonder if my brother would want to watch Chamber of Secrets with me? He finds the movie frightening, and I’ve got to admit that at his age, I did as well. Perhaps I can bribe him with some snacks?

Harry Potter Movie Re-View


A few notes to start things off:

  • Yes, I have the Harry Potter movie set from Philosopher’s Stone to Half-Blood Prince and the only thing missing is Deathly Hallows, Part 1.
  • Yes, I have a fully functioning DVD player and television (two TVs in the house, in fact).
  • Yes, I do have a brain — thank you very much.
  • And finally, yes, I am a Harry Potter fan.

So how come I didn’t think of this before?!

I stumbled upon this by accident, browsing through various sites and just, you know, minding my own beeswax. I wasn’t that interested at first, but then I figured why not? It’s not like I have anything else better to do for the next seven Sundays.

The official websites (that I follow, anyway) for this events are thus:

The gist of the event is that Harry Potter fans around the world gather together in their living rooms — or just any other room, for that matter — and be the geeks that they are to watch the seven Harry Potter movies, one for each Sunday leading up to the première of Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

Interested? I know I am!

So if you plan on joining, get a group of friends and make a fun time out of it. I’ll be most likely watching this alone, or with my brother, but I don’t mind. Remember: Watch the movie at exactly 8:00 PM EDT  on May 29 so that you’ll be watching at the same time as everyone else. It’ll be 2 AM for us Filipinos, but what can I say? Harry Potter is worth it!