This magical epic is the fourth in the series based on the books by J.K. Rowling. This is also the pivotal year in which Lord Voldemort is no longer hiding with in the bodies of his followers or in the pages of a lost diary. He has grown stronger, and needs just one perfect spell to bring him back, and Harry is the catalyst to make it work.
We are lucky enough not to have dealings with the Dursleys in this film, as we go from the scene at the old Riddle manor house where we see Wormtail (Timothy Spall) and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) conspiring with an unknown ally. Nagini, Voldemort’s familiar, portrayed as a Burmese Python, but a magical pairing, as she has fangs and venom where true pythons do not, works as a sentry for the Dark Lord and his crew, and spies the old caretaker, Frank Bryce (Eric Sykes), but the old man knows to much and meets his end with a killing curse from a phoenix feather-powered wand. Read more...(1020 words, 140 images, estimated 4:05 mins reading time)
This is the second movie in the epic series based off the J.K. Rowling book series of the same name. We again meet with the familiar characters that took the world by storm in 1997 with the release of the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In this story, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) starts out upset that he has not heard from any of his friends over the summer, and the Dursleys won’t even let him release Hedwig from her cage for fear that he might send letters to them. During an evening dinner party in which Uncle Vernon (Richard Griffiths) is hoping to impress a big client from work, Harry is sent to his room to keep from interrupting Uncle Vernon’s attempt to impress Mr. and Mrs. Mason (Jim Norton, Veronica Clifford), Dobby (voice actor Toby Jones), the house elf comes to visit Harry by just popping into his bedroom. Dobby has come to warn Harry not to go back to Hogwart’s. Harry refuses, because Hogwart’s is more of a home to him than this oppressive home in Little Whinging has ever been. Dobby is pretty much a slave to the family he serves, and every time he says something that might be offensive to them, even if they cannot hear it, he feels he must punish himself. After making much noise by banging his head on a wall, and smacking a lamp against his head, he gets away from Harry, and threatens to drop a beautifully decorated cake on top of Mrs. Mason’s head if Harry does not agree to stay home. Harry says no, and the cake goes all over Mrs. Mason. Uncle Vernon is, as usual very angry, and to make sure Harry does not get away to go back to school, he puts bars up on Harry’s bedroom window. Read more...(1057 words, 105 images, estimated 4:14 mins reading time)