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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Half a Masterpiece, Half a Disaster

This one used to be my favorite movie in the series. But upon going back to rewatch it, I made a terrible discovery: this movie is really boring! Half of it is so dull that it makes the other, much better half much harder to watch! After being blue-balled by Dumbledore, Harry meets Professor Horace… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Half a Masterpiece, Half a Disaster

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Stepping Into Darkness

My list of criticisms regarding this franchise are long. From the author (that's most of them, to be honest) to the characters and certain story decisions, on and on it goes. Sometimes it's so long that I find myself forgetting why this series became so popular in the first place. As well as why I… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Stepping Into Darkness

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Dolores Umbridge: The Pros and Cons of Introducing An Easily Hated Character

Yes, I have been watching Harry Potter movies again. Yes, you can expect another review very soon. Yes, that has everything to do with this article. Dolores Umbridge is one of the most infamous fictional characters of recent years. No Harry Potter character and few characters in all of fiction have inspired as much pure,… Continue reading Dolores Umbridge: The Pros and Cons of Introducing An Easily Hated Character

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Mess

*Insert obligatory "J.K. Rowling is a terrible person" line here*. We all know it, let's move on. This is, without debate, the most important movie in the Harry Potter franchise. Granted, it kind of got handed that for free; this is the one where Voldemort gets revived, after all. But it's not just that. This… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Mess

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Really Good One

You know how I mentioned the first two movies felt really weird compared to the rest of the series? Yeah, that's because of this movie. Yo, this poster's dope. Prisoner of Azkaban is where the Harry Potter movies really found their identity. The stories start walking a finer line between whimsical and dark. The pacing… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Really Good One