I’ve loved the Harry Potter movies since I was four-years-old. As a child, I would watch Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets almost every day and my parents took me to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban when I was five (which was a bit traumatic considering how scary the movie is but that’s another story.) You could say, I grew up with Harry Potter. But then as elements of the films got older and I was still rather young there was a sizable section of my life where I had stopped watching Harry Potter movies.
But now as an adult, I have watched every Harry Potter film and I’m glad to announce that I finally fully understand what’s going on with the story. But while most decisions J.K Rowling made for this incredibly magical series are 100% brilliant there are some choices she made (particularly one) that I just can’t get my head around. And that, of course, has everything to do with J.K Rowling’s decision to not let Harry and Hermione get together.
Every once in the blue moon I get the urge to watch the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2 so I can receive new revelations from the films that I might have missed before (because these movies are so complex it takes multiple viewings to truly understand what’s going on.) So, I watched Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows and I immensely enjoyed it. Especially the Gellert Grindelwald references.
With Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald just under two weeks away it’s always exciting getting a bit of insight from the Harry Potter series for this highly-anticipated prequel-sequel.
But it was the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 that blew my mind with its revelations that put the entire saga in a whole new light. It’s always shocking to find out that Snape was truly Harry’s guardian angel while Dumbledore was simply raising and coddling Harry to one day be killed (how dare you Dumbledore!) but I noticed something even more shocking. Something that is so shocking that I’m still reeling from the discovery. Of course, I may be entirely incorrect with this theory, as I’ve done some research and it can be a bit disproving, but I think, deep down, that I may be correct. You’re probably wondering what I discovered that’s so shocking. Well, I’ll tell you, but you might want to take a deep breath first.
Okay…are you ready? This is what I discovered after my most recent viewing of the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
I think Professor Snape is Harry’s biological father.
Okay, before you completely dismiss the idea just hear me out because this theory I’m about to present provides a very interesting argument. So, let me share with you why I think Snape is Harry’s real dad.
I’m a proud subscriber of Entertainment Weekly and every once in a while there’s an issue arrives that blows. My. Mind! Well, this was one of those particular issues and because it was so great I had to share my experience reading it with you all. Enjoy!
When I got the issue I was already excited. It’s a beautiful cover in its simplicity. Eddie Redmayne graces the front as Fantastic Beasts hero, Newt Scamander, and just behind him lingers Jude Law as a young Dumbledore. What’s cooler than that? It didn’t take very long for me to begin reading this with gleeful excitement.
And the Journey Begins
Turning the page and finding this brilliant photo to welcome me was a sign that this was going to be one of the greatest Entertainment Weekly reads I’ve ever had. The words weaving out of Newt’s wand is a downright stroke of genius and the title Beastie Boy is perfect. This article truly got me at hello.
Harry Potter is filled with awesome characters, fantastical creatures, and plenty of awe-inspiring magic. But, in terms of characters, there are a LOT of them that I could put on this list. So, to keep it simple, I’m just going to list the three main characters; Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley. They will be the subject of this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I hope you enjoy!
The famous Harry Potter. The boy who lived, the chosen one, Harry has been destined for greatness ever since he was born and his journey was not only miraculous but inspiring as well. He’s heroic but that didn’t mean he never had doubt in his abilities or his goodness. The road was rocky and often frightening at times and yet Harry still managed to defeat the odds and save the Wizarding World from Voldemort’s evil.
Harry is one of the greatest heroes, in my opinion, of all time.
The other day I wrote a post displaying my admiration for the incredible posters that came along with the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Unfortunately I happened to miss one of the posters and now that I’ve seen it I am blown away. One of the other characters that is set to appear in this trailer is another female wizard. Now before I write any further here is the poster.
Is there anything about this poster that rings a bell? If not then let me tell you why this may just be the most important character poster of them all. This character’s name is obviously Nagini. Nagini, in the Harry Potter series, was basically Voldemort’s right-hand man, or woman obviously in this case. To think that this film will showcase Nagini in her earliest stages is creepily fascinating.
And, if you may recall, Nagini ends up becoming one of Voldemort’s horcruxes which Neville Longbottom killed. This is all intriguing Harry Potter knowledge and I absolutely can’t wait to see what other revelations these Fantastic Beasts movies will provide for the Harry Potter series.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
The Harry Potter series is full of magic and wonder but at the heart of its brilliant story are the characters. We wouldn’t love the franchise as much as we do if the characters weren’t as delightful and lovable as they are. And there are a LOT of characters too. There are the teachers, the students, the villains, the main characters, Harry Potter himself, but of these many, many individuals which ten characters have become my favorite over the years? That’s what I’m here to share with you. Enjoy!
Ever since I first saw Hagrid I knew I liked him. He literally fits the definition of a gentle giant. I always loved Hagrid because he never treated Harry or his friends with any disdain or unkindness whatsoever and I love to see the new beasts and creatures he’s always taking care of. The hippogryph is definitely my favorite creature of his. 🙂
I don’t watch the Harry Potter movies often. In fact, I might see a Harry Potter movie every three to six months, and I usually only ever watch either Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban or Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. So, this time when I got the urge to watch a Harry Potter movie I decided to binge-watch the series starting with the Prisoner of Azkaban over the course of two days and I had a blast. I had so much fun in fact that I wanted to share with you all my experience watching each film and I hope you enjoy. 🙂
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
If you’ve read my post talking about my three favorite Harry Potter films you will know that this installment in the eight movie franchise is my favorite of them all. Whenever I get the chance to watch a Harry Potter movie this is the film I always run to because it’s so good. I mean, it starts with Harry Potter turning his terrible aunt into a human balloon! Lol. As Ron would say, “Brilliant.” 🙂
I also love that this movie introduced werewolves because that’s something you don’t normally see in fantasy films. It always used to creep me out when you could hear the werewolves in the Forbidden Forest but to see Professor Lupin become a werewolf is always one part terrifying/one part extraordinary.
And the ending with Harry zipping away on his new broomstick (undoubtedly given to him by his godfather, Sirius Black) is just magical every time I watch it. (*chill bumps*)