O woe! O despair! The romance between Harry Potter and Netflix will soon come to an end. As early as November 1st, in fact. The rights of the giant of streaming to the saga expired after this date. Among the many fans of the magical adventures of Harry and his sorcerer friends, one imagines that this break-up may not yet be consummated. To get the pill through, here’s our cure: why not treat yourself to one last Harry Pottermarathon while there’s still time? We have concocted a selection of the best works from the series of eight films for the occasion. A fitting way to say goodbye to the hero of J.K. Rowling on Netflix.
1. Harry Potter in the School of Wizards: Day 1, the one we rememberHarry Potter in the School of Wizards (2001) on IMDb’ class=’wp-image-9239′ data-lazy-src=’https://verifiedtasks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/harry-potter-in-the-school-of-wizards-2001-on-i.png’ height=’18’ src=’data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=’http://www.w3.org/2000/svg’%20viewBox=’0%200%2037%2018’%3E%3C/svg%3E’ width=’37’> 7.6/10580,227 votes
Gathered by his aunt and uncle after the death of his parents, the young Harry Potter leads a miserable existence under the yoke of his tyrannical guardians and his unbearable cousin Dudley. What he doesn’t know is that he is a sorcerer, capable of magical feats that ordinary people can’t even imagine. Shortly before his eleventh birthday, he receives a letter that will change his life. The salutary missive comes from Hogwarts, the witchcraft school where Harry is expected to start the new school year An unhoped-for way out for the young boy and an opportunity to make a fresh start, away from his torturers. There, he will discover who he really is, friendship and above all, a new home. But this enchanting new world is not without danger either. The black mage responsible for the death of his parents and the scar on his forehead might try to come after him again…
What we think
A successful film debut for the hero of the Scottish J.K. Rowling. However, it was not won, the novels had set the bar very high andHarry Potter would not have been the first best seller massacred in the darkrooms. Eragon and Percy Jackson can testify to this … But their respective authors are not as involved in feature films as the creator of the little wizard. Thanks to his paw and the talent of director Chris Columbus, Hogwarts and the world of magic come alive before our very eyes. Better, they’re exactly as we imagined them. The sets and special effects are excellent for a film released in 2001. Since then, the wow effect has dissipated, but this first opus has (almost) not taken a wrinkle. The plot takes up most of the plot of the novel, without distorting it, John Williams’ music has become cult and the saga has allowed young actors to launch their careers. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Ruper Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) can say thank you for this convincing introduction. The potterheads too.
An anecdote to remember
It’s an understatement to say thatHarry Potter at Wizards’ School was expected to be released. After the record success of the first novels, fans were eagerly awaiting the movie adaptation of Harry’s magical adventures. So much so that the film broke all records at box office at the time of its British release. The 26 million euros raised in its first week of operation gives a good indication of the enthusiasm generated by the franchise.
- The trailer of the first opus is to be discovered below:
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Dance with the Wolves 7.9/10498,889 votes
Harry returns to Hogwarts to begin his third year at the British School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And like the previous two, it’s not going to be easy… This time, the dangerous Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban, the wizard’s prison, with only one idea in mind: to find and kill the young wizard, famous for his lightning shaped scar. Worse, the orphan learns that Black, his father’s former best friend, is the one who would have handed over his parents to Lord Voldemort. In these troubled times, he can count on Remus Lupin, the new professor of Defence against the forces of evil, who also hides a heavy secret. The bonds he will forge with the new teacher will be valuable and will allow him to learn even more about his past.
What we think
The third part of the Harry Potter adventures is considered by many to be the best of all. There is debate, but there is clearly no lack of arguments to be made. The first one can be summed up in two words: Alfonso Cuaron. The talented Mexican director brings a dark, almost gothic touch to J.K. Rowling’s magical world. The change of atmosphere is palpable and it’s a real turning point in the saga in cinema. Harry is growing up, so are the spectators, and his adventures are becoming more mature. This third installment is also appreciated for its fidelity to the original plot, a crucial point that not all subsequent episodes will make a point of honour. The new characters, Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) and Remus Lupin (David Thewlis) in the lead, also bring a lot. They give depth to Harry and make his character (a little) more complex. For what it shows and for what it bodes well for the future, Harry Potter and lhe prisoner of Azkaban therefore deserves its place so high in the ranking.
An anecdote to remember
Alfonso Cuaron has asked his three main actors to put down on paper their opinion on the characters they play. Daniel Radcliffe handed in a one-page paper, Emma Watson a sixteen-page essay and Ruper Grint… nothing at all. A real lazy bastard, just like the redheaded Ron Weasley he’s got on the screen!
- Discover the trailer of this very good movie :
The confrontation between the forces of good and evil is almost over. Harry, Ron and Hermione set out in search of the horcruxes with a clear objective: to weaken Lord Voldemort and make him mortal. For his part, the Dark Lord and his army try by all means to get their hands on the young sorcerers. The quest of the three friends takes them to Hogwarts, the place where it all began, for a Final Battle Once again, the fate of the world rests on Harry Potter’s shoulders. Perhaps the end of the terrifying reign of his sworn enemy will depend on the young man’s sacrifice, or his triumph and the beginning of an endless reign for the One Whose Name Must Not Be Pronounced.
What we think
The first part of the adaptation of the seventh volume had clearly left us hungry. His sequel concludes in apotheosis the cinematic adventures of the little wizard. David Yates goes all out to give it a spectacular release, and the director doesn’t miss him. Action-packed, with a dramatic rhythm, this eighth feature film is everything we expected. Where some of the previous opuses sometimes dragged on, this one doesn’t leave us time to get bored. The hunt for horcruxes and the battle of Hogwarts are of rare intensity, as is the final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. The coming together of certain key characters and the loss of other protagonists also brings a welcome touch of emotion. In short, a real success and, for once, an adaptation that does justice to the original work
An anecdote to remember
Vincent Crabbe, one of Draco Malfoy’s two lumpy acolytes, is absent from the film conclusion of the saga. Its interpreter, Jamie Waylett, had been arrested for drug possession before the start of the shooting of the last opus. This led the writers to remove his character from the script of the second part ofHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
- If you haven’t already seen it, here is the trailer from the last movie: