Ranking “Harry Potter” movies is a tricky bridge to cross, but (over at 24 Frames) Hero Complex contributor Jevon Phillips made a go at it…
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I” is making its way up the box office ladder this weekend, but much of the talk among us muggle observers might be how it measures up to previous installments. Not the books (of which 1 and 7 were the gems), just the films.
At a midnight showing Thursday night, moviegoers had opinions: The first two should top the list because the kids were so innocent, the latter ones were better because the story was so dark, etc. With opinions differing so much, we decided to take a walk down memory lane and see which movie was most affecting. We came up with our own (admittedly subjective) list. “Deathly Hallows,” while great, was not No. 1. Share your opinions, affirmations or stinging jinxes.
7. “Half-Blood Prince”
The worst of the lot. How much did the history of Voldemort advance the story? And Harry was way too quick to adopt strange magic from some random book.
6. “Order of the Phoenix”
Not far behind. With Voldemort exerting his influence over Harry, the boy wizard spent too much of the movie as a one-dimensional jerk kid.
THERE’S MORE (plus a poll), READ THE REST.
– Jevon Phillips
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