The ones that have read the books probably didn’t need a whole bunch of reasons to watch Harry Potter movies but the ones that didn’t even bother to read through the first few chapters may need a little push or somebody to confirm neither the books nor the movies are childish, pointless or boring. Well, that’s where I fit in, I guess, because this is the first time I actually enjoyed both. In any other case I’d probably give you a zillion reasons to read a book and totally ignore the movie but this time I am going to do completely the opposite. And here’s my reasons to watch Harry Potter movies so do read them because you still have time to watch them all before the final one comes out!
1. Good VS. Evil
Oh I love the whole fight between good and evil! After all, it beats the hell out of pointless violence- wouldn’t you agree? You know that feeling sports fans get while watching their favorite team play a really important game? Well, that’s how these Good VS. Evil duels make me feel! I know the force of Good is going to win in the end but that’s not the point. Trying to figure out how they’ll do it and thinking stuff like “Come on, get up, you can do it!” is the fun part.
Real world can be quite boring and we could all use just a little bit of magic sometimes, so here’s what I’m thinking – if I can’t rely on magic tricks to help me deal with the stressful situations, I can at least put those problems aside for an hour or two and have fun watching a totally fantastic story with a lot of good characters, interesting events , supernatural creatures and powers. Yes, I know, some people think this type of “witchcraft” is bad in so many ways, but, honestly, I find it interesting and I’m pretty sure it didn’t turn me into a bad person.
3. Breathtaking Locations
Want more good reasons to watch Harry Potter movies? Well, then I simply must mention those fantastic, almost surreal locations like graveyards, dark alleys, creepy houses and the Hogwarts, of course! I haven’t bothered to research on the actual locations used to shoot all those magnificent scenes but I must say I’m totally shocked with how well it all looks on the big screen. It’s like, you have an image in your head and you’re thinking, “No way, the movie simply can’t be as good as the book,” and then you see that image and BAM – it’s there, it’s real and it’s just as you’ve imagined it. Awesome!
At first you see a scared little boy who’s trying to process all those information like, “Magic is real kiddo, you’re THE chosen one and oh, by the way, your parents were murdered!” He’s starting a new life, with new friends, new gifts and even new enemies and bit by bit, year by year, the story unfolds, revealing new, interesting details and I don’t mean that just in terms of new troubles and new characters. Harry and his friends are growing up and we get to be involved in that, too, and that, my ladies, is what I like the most!
5. Interesting Twists
Can you believe that Snape turned out to be a good guy? I mean come on – I definitely didn’t see that coming! But okay, I promise not to reveal anything else! You see, that’s the problem with these posts- I either have to be vague and totally boring or risk revealing things that should have been a surprise. But trust me on this because it’s definitely one of the reasons to watch Harry Potter movies… if you haven’t done that already, that is.
Romance is always there, first in the form of teenage crushes and then things start taking a different, somewhat unexpected turn. People you couldn’t imagine together end up being seriously emotionally involved and as our favorite characters mature, so do their thoughts and ideas on what a good relationship and ideal partner should look like. The movie isn’t saturated with romantic scenes and, quite honestly, I find that very refreshing. This maybe isn’t the best of reasons to watch Harry Potter movies but, hey, a spark here and there can’t hurt. Especially when that spark is not produced by a wand but by the oldest “spell” in the book- love itself.
7. Everything is There
Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think any important details were left out. Sure, you can’t expect everything to be there and I admit some interesting things were just briefly mentioned or laid out in that “oh, by the way” style but none of those things were the ones I considered “crucial.” I can’t wait to see the final movie and, although I hate waiting, I prefer it that way – trying to pack all those interesting events in just two hours would be impossible and would probably produce a “Lord of the Rings” type of mumbo-jumbo!
But, I guess every Harry Potter fan could give you a few interesting, good reasons to watch Harry Potter movies. Hey, I can list a few more but you know how much of a blabber mouth I am- I might say too much and ruin all the fun! So, my Harry Potter fans and anti-fans- do you have a really good reason that makes you jump with joy or flinch in discomfort whenever the new and final Harry Potter sequel is mentioned?
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