102 Thoughts I Had Binging All 8 Harry Potter Films On HBO

102 Thoughts I Had Binging All 8 Harry Potter Films On HBO

“Slug horn is the best, don’t even tell me otherwise.”

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“Harry Potter” is a classic, consistent staple in my life. I grew up reading these books and watching the movies and waiting anxiously for the next release. The series was my childhood, and it’s still a part of my heart today, even as the originals have finished. Thanks to the fans’ pure dedication, more and more pieces from the magical world keep coming out. They are in the form of in-universe movies and plays.

However, as great and addicting as the movies are, it’s hard to find a time to sit through an entire movie marathon of them. I’ve only been able to do it once completely so far. It took nearly 24 hours. With my sister, we glued ourselves to the couch and were dedicated enough not to stop except for bathroom breaks and food. And we live-tweeted. All. Eight. Movies. Here are some of the thoughts I’ve had, along with some added extras. I bet you could relate to at least some of them.

1. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

i. “Harry Potter getting the Cinderella treatment.”

ii. “Pretty sure no one lets a 10-year-old handle the bacon.”

iii. “When owls attack.”

iv. “Sometimes when the first letter doesn’t work, you just gotta try again...and again...and again...”

v. “Harry’s so overcome with joy, he doesn’t realize he could just pick a letter up from the ground.”

vi. “Whatever happened to the pig tail?”

vii. “Dragon Alley’s so bright and colorful.”

viii. “Did no one else hear Mrs. Weasley loudly talk about Muggles and Platform Nine and Three Quarters?”

ix. “Baby trio...so much potential...so much sass.”

x. “Who knew Harry’s scar was burning because of Quirrell’s turban and not Snape giving him the creepy eye?”

xi. “Voldemort drinking unicorn blood... that’s kid movie material, right?”

xii. “Baby Neville had so much potential from the start.”

xiii. “When Dumbledore acts so genuine when he praises Slytherin, but then does a double take and awards Gryffindor all the points so they can win.”

2. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

i. “Damn puberty done Harry good.”

ii. “And comes with a lot more sass.”

iii. “I’ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I don’t exist....years later, it becomes a meme.”

iv. “So the actors are like 12-13 so that means puberty for everyone, damn.”

v. “Dobby was so annoying back then.”

vi. “No reasoning or talking before. Just fly the damn car as long as it gets you to Hogwarts.”

vii. “Down with Lockhart.”

viii. “Why is it always me?" - I feel you Neville.

ix. “I felt so bad for Moaning Myrtle.”

x. “Harry stabbed the diary, little did he know that was a piece of Voldemort’s soul.”

xi. “Harry and Hermione shared a hug and then my OTP ship sailed.”

xii. “There’s no Hogwarts without you, Hagrid.” Damn straight.

3. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

i. “Harry ‘Short Hair, Don’t Care’ Potter.”

ii. “It’s amazing what two years can do to Tom from the Leaky Cauldron.”

iii. “Gone with Malfoy’s slicked hair.”

iv. “Stealing Neville’s lollipop, Harry? JERK.”

v. “This is when the blue shirt started.”

vi. “So if Peter Pettigrew’s name showed up on the map, how did the Weasley twins never question it?”

vii. “Book: slaps Malfoy. Movie: straight up punches Malfoy. It’s interesting what a difference can do.”

viii. “If Peter was Scabbers, how did he not kill Harry in his sleep all this time?”

ix. “I thought this movie was my favorite cause it had so many Harry/Hermione alone time scenes.”

x. “The one when Sirius invited Harry to come live with him but then he...didn’t...”

xi. “That last shot of Harry’s face is actually freaky now that I think about it.”

4. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

i. “So where were the Dursleys during all this?”

ii. “It’s amazing how much long hair you can grow in that time.”

iii. “Wizards don’t believe in haircuts.”

iv. “Edward Cullen before he was Edward Cullen.”

v. “Beauxbatons and Durmstrang have such dramatic and classy entrances.”

vi. “I don’t think it’s Pumpkin Juice” ... cause it’s not.

vii. “Neville gets put through so much crap during the first few movies.”

vii. “Same with Harry, actually.”

viii. “Actually that’s all movies...”

ix. “Seems like McGonagall is the only one who actually cares about Harry.”

x. “Skeeter sucks.”

xi. “This movie feels so much more longer than the first three.”

xii. “Harry gets rejected and he looks like all his hopes and dreams went down the drain.”

xiii. “Ron’s always such a jerk to Hermione but apparently that qualifies for more romance?”

xiv. “The moment between Harry and Myrtle in the bath is both hilarious and uncomfortable.”

xv. “Low-key wish Harry was able to save Hermione in the lake.”

xvi. “But that’s just my shipper talking.”

5. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

i. “Back at it with the short hair.”

ii. “Big D.” The things you don’t get when you’re a kid.

iii. “They really downgraded on the Howlers this movie.”

iv. “Tonks is my favorite Hufflepuff.”

v. “Remember when Fudge wasn’t as much of a jerk.”

vi. “Luna is my spirit anima.l”

vii. “Found a new ship: Harry/Luna.”

viii. “Umbridge is probably worse than Voldemort.”

ix. “Cho and Harry could’ve had some potential if Cho wasn’t so hung up on Cedric and didn’t have jealousy issues.”

x. “And if she didn’t sell out the DA in the film.”

xi. “Only way to go out for Fred and George is to go out with a bang.”

xii. “We all have our favorite villains. Bellatrix is probably my favorite.”

xiii. “Even if she killed Sirius.”

6. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

i. “Harry’s attracting all the girls.”

ii. “Slug horn is the best, don’t even tell me otherwise.”

iii. “Dragon Alley got so dark.”

iv. “Just like these movies.”

v. “I’ve always wanted a pygmy puff.”

vi. “Not complaining about the Luna-Tonks train switch from the book.”

vii. “Believe me professor, I’ve asked myself the same question for six years.” Same Ron.

viii. “Once again Hermione cries over Ron.”

ix. “I’ll ask someone I like. Someone cool,” - Cuts to Luna. Aww.

x. “Did you and Ginny do it?” Well that escalated quickly.

xi. “Harry on Felix Felicis is everything.”

xii. “And then the movie just gets dark and creepy and totally not for kids anyone.”

7. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”

i. “These movies have the best lines that you wouldn’t even expect.”

ii. “Daniel Radcliffe wearing a bra. Yep.”

iii. “Hedwig’s death scene is so quick and brutal.”

iv. “Dobby’s back. It’s been a while.”

v. “Umbridge’s back. No one missed her.”

vi. “Of course Ron gets splinched.”

vii. “Rupert Grint plays jealous Ron so well.”

viii. “So does Daniel Radcliffe with angsty Harry.”

ix. “Harry and Hermione dancing is the scene I actually did need.”

x. “But probably not them kissing naked.”

xi. “Bellatrix is straight up torturing Hermione.”

xii. “RIP Dobby.”

8. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

i. “Goblins can be savage.”

ii. “Because it isn’t a Harry Potter movie without some added dramatic effect like a dragon.”

iii. “There’s only one Harry.” Yep, pretty much.

iv. McGonagall is the protective mother bear we all need.

v. “Harry knows it’s getting serious when Luna shouts at him.”

vi. “Ron and Hermione’s kiss scene is kinda cringe-worthy, no offense.”

vii. “Harry Potter and the Movie when Everyone Dies.”

viii. “Was it just me or when Snape talked in the pensieve, I thought he was a girl?”

ix. “Harry in King’s Cross afterlife, is not Harry anymore. Just Daniel Radcliffe.”

x. “The blue shirt’s back.”

xi. “Neville Longbottom grew up so much. BAMF.”

xii. “Dad Harry doesn’t look that bad.”

xiii. “Same with Dad Draco.”

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