Jul 18, 2011
MY TOP FILMS: HARRY POTTER
I'm not going to write a review anymore as I'm sure that everything that needs to be said a bout the movie has already been written. And I'm a few days too late, if I wanted to write a review, I should've done it when it opened last Thursday.
But I still like to write something about Potter. And since all of the films have already been shown, I thought why not list the order of my favorite Potter films. So here's how I would rank the Harry Potter movies.
8. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002)
7. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005)
6. HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007)
The book version is one of my favorites in the whole Potter lore. This was a very important book. But the movie was very disappointing. Just like in the fourth, alot of important scenes from the book did not make it in the film. Alot of scenes felt disjointed, and some of the more important ones felt rushed. They hyped first kiss between Harry and Cho was supposed to make us feel all jittery and excited. But for me it was more meh. Even the death of Sirius Black did not have that gut wrenching feel that it should've had. I had a lot of expectations for this one, and I was let down big time. But I loved how this feel started to be dark and grim. The one thing from the book that David Yates got correctly.
4. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE (2009)
3. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS PART 2 (2011)
Maybe I'm biased for Alfonso Cuaron, but this really is my favorite Harry Potter movie. For me, this was the first time in film that I felt that the Potter Universe is epic. It introduced us to one of the series' most important character in Sirius Black. It was a film that has depth and is heavy in characterization. This was probably the last film to see Harry, Ron and Hermione's innocence. I loved this movie because of a lot of things. It's a very complex movie involving time travel and werewolves. It's the only film that had me literally jumped out of my seat. Whereas alot of the books' film adaptations felt like we are shown vignettes of what were originally written, this was the first film that gave us a solid fluid story. It's also visually haunting and is actually smart. This was the first time Harry Potter felt like a film that's not for kids anymore.
What's your favorite Harry Potter movie?