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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harry Potter Week: Favorite Movies/Books

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *runs around in circles* I'll definitely be there at midnight tonight (wouldn't miss it for the world). Tomorrow I'm going to post my customary review. There will be LOTS AND LOTS of spoilers. If you don't like spoilers, don't read the review. I'll put another warning on the review as a reminder, but this is just a head's up.

Today I wanted to talk favorite movies and books out of the Harry Potter series. They're all amazing so it's kind of difficult for me to judge.

Books
1. Deathly Hallows
I'm not quite sure why this one is my favorite. It certainly made me cry the hardest. I just think it was the most incredible. The end was explosive and I loved the end of the character arcs, especially when it comes to Neville.

2. Prisoner of Azkaban
This one was my reigning favorite until DH came out. Personally, I think my middle school self loved it so much because of Buckbeak. Though now it's more because of the introduction of Sirius and Lupin. I loved both of them to death.

3. Half-Blood Prince
This one took a bit of thinking. Still, despite the murderous rage and crying that I went through at the ending, this one was my third favorite. I loved the shock that Snape's the Half-Blood Prince and learning more about Voldemort's past and what made him what he is.

Movies
1. Half-Blood Prince
I won't lie. A big part of this movie getting the top spot is Tom Felton. The Sectumsempra scene was so powerful. Felton made me feel sorry for Draco (I felt sorry for him in the book too, but not quite as much). I also adore the Felix Felicis scene. This movie was just an overall solid movie. I ended up seeing it twice in theaters.

2. Deathly Hallows
When part 2 comes out, I'm going to put them both together as one and there's a good chance that this could overtake HBP. It's almost there already, but I'm withholding judgment until I see the rest of it. So far, the build-up to the next part hasn't been enough to take the number one spot.

3. Prisoner of Azkaban
Even though this was the first movie that I felt the need to criticize for deviating from the books, this one's still my third favorite. You can't beat the scene where Hermione punches Draco in the face.

I know that both lists are the same, just in a different order. I'm pretty sure there's a reason for that. What's your favorite movie and book?

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