Harry Potter Reunion

Harry Potter Reunion:-

Every movie was ranked from worst to best before which one came out on top?

Let’s rank all of the Harry Potter movies to remember the 20th anniversary and reunion. Which film would you put at the top of your priority list?

Despite the mixed reviews for the second Fantastic Beasts film and the controversy surrounding author JK Rowling’s alleged discrimination statements on social media, the Wizarding World series remains one of the most popular in pop culture, due to Harry Potter. Apart from being beautiful in every sense of the word, the movie created an extraordinarily fascinating universe in which wizards and witches coexisted with oblivious witches and wizards.

The novel required time to build its universe and characters, despite the fact that it was about a massive upcoming conflict between an evil wizard named Voldemort, his acolytes known as the Death Eaters, and the titular hero and his friends. By the time the films were finished, fans knew the characters better than their friends, and they knew the halls and corridors of Hogwarts as if they were students at the school of witchcraft and wizardry.

Harry Potter, along with The Lord of the Rings, restored the fantasy genre in Hollywood. Despite the fact that the Harry Potter novels and films were aimed at youngsters and young adults, individuals of all ages appreciated Rowling’s universe.

To top it off, the novel was filled with universally relatable themes like love, unity, and acceptance. Hogwarts was located in Scotland, but admission was open to persons of all genders, ethnicities, and other groups – the only criterion was magical skill.

This year marks the franchise’s 20th anniversary, and Warner Bros. is celebrating by producing a reunion special on HBO Max, similar to what the company did for Friends earlier this year.

To celebrate the anniversary and reunion, I decided to rank all of the Harry Potter films. While I enjoy all of these films, some are definitely superior to others. I didn’t include Fantastic Beasts because the series isn’t finished yet.

8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Chamber of Secrets succeeded the Philosopher’s Stone in fleshing out the world of Harry Potter with wonderful small touches. However, the picture was overcrowded and moved at a slower rate at moments. It also had a quite uninteresting appearance for a planet that was supposed to be full of exciting things. Harry becomes involved with a young Voldemort after extracting Voldemort from the back of Professor Quirrell’s skull. It’s not a ghost, but a recollection, as Tom Riddle explains.

Chamber of Secrets is arguably one of JK Rowling’s weaker — if not the poorest — books in the series, with a few questionable narrative decisions. It’s a children’s book and a fantasy narrative, so some suspension of disbelief is anticipated. However, there were occasions when this novel went too far.

7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

The film, directed by Chris Columbus, the filmmaker of Home Alone, who also produced the sequel, did an undoubtedly fantastic job of establishing the world of wizardry, but it lacked the visual quality that marked the subsequent films. Perhaps the film is faultless, and CGI technology was not as advanced at the time, but Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was released the same year, and it looked so excellent on a smaller budget that it still holds up.

To be fair, there isn’t much to criticize with Philosopher’s Stone outside the graphics. The “Hedwig’s Tune” by great composer John Williams has justifiably become the iconic Wizarding World theme. Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith were among the cast members, and the director and writers made effective use of them. Millions throughout the world were fascinated by the picture, which went on to make more than $1 billion, a rare feat in those days.

6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

On my list of favorite Harry Potter books, The Goblet of Fire would probably come in second or third. The adaptation by Mike Newell, on the other hand, falls well short of the novel. It most terrible mistake is that it removes the element of mystery around the person who placed Harry’s name in the famous Goblet.

This information is provided right away in the film. Goblet of Fire, on the other hand, is a decent fantasy film for the most part. And it is when Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson in a brief but charming part) is killed by Voldemort that we realize this drama is approaching a genuinely dark area. We also saw the Dark Lord take on his full physical form throughout the film, anticipating the tremendous climactic battle.

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

David Yates joined the series for the first time in Order of the Phoenix, and he has never left. He went on to direct the remaining Harry Potter films as well as the first two Fantastic Beast films, and he will also direct the remaining films in the Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law-led franchise. Imelda Staunton made her debut appearance as Dolores Umbridge in Order of the Phoenix, and we can all agree she was far worse than Voldemort. At the very least, the Dark Lord admitted that he was bad.

Dolores used sickly smiles and photographs of beautiful kittens to hide her nasty, insecure small heart and diabolical mentality. Oh, how we adored hating her. Brief yet visually stunning combat between Dumbledore and Voldemort was also portrayed in the film.

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

With Deathly Hallows, Part 1, Yates had the unenviable burden of making a film based on the first half of a novel worthwhile. The film isn’t horrible, and it’s frequently entertaining, but the three battling between themselves for small reasons became boring after a while. The film’s dark tone, which was enhanced by dull photography, worked to its advantage. At the very least, Deathly Hallows, Part 1 acted as a suspenseful build-up to the ultimate showdown.

3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Now we’ve reached the heavy guns. Though it is undoubtedly not a fantastic representation of its original material, The Half-Blood Prince remains one of the finest Harry Potter films. The script, probably sensibly, skips over a few facts from the novel. The importance of Horcruxes, for example, and why Severus Snape is the Half-Blood Prince were not addressed properly. Even without those restrictions, the film had its weaknesses, but it mostly hit all of the right notes in terms of character development and significant moments like a main character’s surprise death.

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Prisoner of Azkaban, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who went on to win several Oscars for his films Gravity and Roma, was a visually magnificent film that made me wish I could forget about the narrative and enjoy it all over again. If you look closely, you can see the small details that helped Cuarón become such a household name later on. The film had a different view and visual style that the previous 2 films missed.

The film’s climax was not massive combat or conflict, but a thrilling scenario in which Harry and Hermione use the Time-Turner to travel back in time to save Hagrid’s hippogriff Buckbeak. A film that is simple and expertly handled.

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Part 2 of the Deathly Hallows isn’t at the top of the list because it wraps up the plot. It’s here because it accomplished this almost flawlessly. The previous seven films had prepared the stage for a titanic clash. It was here that we’d receive our reward – Harry vs. Voldemort. And the movie did not disappoint. While it didn’t quite match The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in terms of visual and scope, but it came so close.

Despite the confusion of the conflict, the film intelligently chose moments to highlight the heroes’ individual heroics. While Harry’s takes on his arch-enemy were exciting, I preferred the smaller scale battles, such as Molly Weasley against Bellatrix Lestrange and, probably most importantly, Neville Longbottom defeating the gigantic serpent Nagini to reduce Voldemort to a mortal man.

Rickman as Snape, on the other hand, was the star of the show. Snape’s allegiance revelation was appropriately heartbreaking, and his execution, delivered by Nagini in violent surges that Harry helplessly observes through a transparent wall, was almost terrifying.

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