Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Harry Potter Wednesday (3)

This is an exciting new feature where I'm going to talk anything and everything Harry Potter, including the books, movies, and other propaganda. This was brought on by my obsession with the series, and I know there are those of you out there who are just as obsessed if not more obsessed than I am.
These posts will have spoilers. There's really no reason you shouldn't know everything that's gone on in all 7 books/movies, but I still feel obligated to inform you that I'm going to hold nothing back.

I'm still on book 2, but it's because I had finals and now I've been unpacking from moving back from college for the summer. I hope to finish this soon and then read a YA book that I can actually review on the blog!

FUN FACTS
  • One of the things they cut out of the movie was that Nearly Headless Nick throws a Deathday party. It's after they're sneaking away from this dull soiree that Harry first hears the voice of the serpent from the Chamber of Secrets. The party is also where we first get to meet Moaning Myrtle.
  • The history of the Chamber of Secrets isn't actually told by McGonagall, but instead by Professor Binns, the History of Magic teacher that's exceptionally dull and a ghost. 
A PERSONAL TOUCH
  • It's interesting how a lot of the things Hermione says in the movies is actually Ron in the books. It's mostly stuff that every wizard should know, and I think it really works for the movies because we know that Ron already knows all this stuff because he was raised a wizard, and the fact that Hermione now knows all these things just adds to her smartness.
  • Lockhart was never my favorite character; not even close. But having seen the movie with Kenneth Branagh playing him, I actually laugh at the ridiculous things he says when I'm reading it now because Branagh really brought the character to life and emphasized certain things he said to make it funnier.

Do you have a favorite character from the second book? Let me know in the comments!



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