The Harry Potter series has been out for a decade now, and while we may feel like it’s been a lifetime, it has only just turned ten years since the last movie was released. Seeing as how it’s now October, you might be wondering what the point of this article is, as the newest movie in the series – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – is now playing in theaters everywhere!
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to re-watch all of Harry Potter, then here it is. The new movie is out, and while it might not quite live up to all of your expectations, it’s still quite an incredible story that deserves to be heard by the world. Plus, who knows – maybe it’ll even give you a little push in the right direction.
The Importance Of Setting Up Alerts
One of the best things about the Harry Potter series is how it educates the audience about different topics such as magic, witchcraft, and muggle-borns. If you’ve never heard of these terms before, you’ll learn a thing or two about them throughout the series, and it’s all thanks to the fantastic story-telling by J.K. Rowling.
Even though the series has been out for a while now, you’ll still learn something new about Harry Potter every time you watch it. The story is complex, and there are so many layers to it, so if you ever get the chance to watch it again, you may learn a thing or two that you didn’t know before. This is largely because the filmmakers didn’t touch on everything in the first go-around, and there are a lot of topics that weren’t as thoroughly covered back then, as there are now. For example, as previously stated, magic is a huge topic in this series, but when it comes to magical creatures like dragons or owls, J.K. Rowling doesn’t do them justice in the movies. So if you ever get the chance to see the series again, pay close attention to the details that the filmmakers leave out, because there will undoubtedly be some things that you didn’t know about.
Make Sure You Have All The Details Straight
A lot of people may argue that the Harry Potter series is one of the best-written series ever, and they would be right. However, a lot of detail-checking is required in order to make sure that everything is correct. When it comes to any series of books or movies that are heavily based on real life, a lot of wrong details can lead to massive confusion. Luckily, with the Harry Potter series, a lot of these details can be crossed off of your to-do list once you’ve watched it a couple times.
For example, there are a lot of slang terms used in the Harry Potter series that aren’t widely used in real life (e.g. Gringotts – the bank where wizards and witches store their magic; patronizing a Muggle is considered very offensive). If you see a typo or an inaccuracy in any of these scenes, it could potentially ruin the entire story if the mistake is not fixed. This is why it’s so important to double check each and every detail before freaking out and correcting everything in your head.
Furthermore, a lot of people may wonder why some of the spells used in the movies look so different from the ones used in real life. In all honesty, a lot of these spells were designed to be cinematic and fit nicely into the action scenes. For example, the spell that allowed Harry to turn around and attack his enemies behind him, which was a pretty cool spell to see in action. This is why once you’ve watched the series a few times, you won’t have to think about these types of details as much, as long as you know what is going on.
Watch The Series In Order
If you’ve seen one Harry Potter movie, you’ve seen them all. This is not exactly true, as there are a few that are a bit less popular than the others, and it would be a shame to skip over them. So if you’ve been holding out on watching the series, perhaps it’s time to rectify that situation.
As previously mentioned, there are a lot of slang terms used in the Harry Potter series that aren’t widely used in real life, so it would be a shame to not catch all of them. If you see any of these terms written down anywhere, it’s probably time to learn them. Otherwise, you may find yourself asking questions about them every time you come across them in the text, leading to an even bigger issue.
For example, did you know that the series often references Stephen King’s It?, as this is primarily a story about kids who deal with imaginary beings? If you haven’t read the book, you may wonder how it is that Harry knows so much about it (including the fact that Pennywise is D.B. Snell’s uncle). It would be best to watch the series in order, as there are some continuity errors that can be corrected with the knowledge that you have from previous viewings.
Watch With A Buddy
Friends, family, and trusted colleagues are always a safe place to watch a television show or movie with. If you’re worried about something, you can always go to one of these people with your issues, and you may find that they can provide some much-needed guidance.
Many times, these people can give you some much-needed perspective on the film or show that you are watching, and they can help you see things from a different point of view. Plus, it’s always nice to have people around that you can trust, especially when you’re dealing with sensitive topics like the ones found in the Harry Potter series.
One More Time!
While some people can watch the Harry Potter series over and over again without any problems, others may find that they have difficulty keeping the details straight. If this describes you, then it may be a good idea to re-watch the series a couple of times in a row, just to make sure that you remember all the necessary information. Of course, this is assuming that nothing was changed in the decade since the last movie was released. Sometimes, when filmmakers include scenes from earlier in the series, it can be a major stumbling block for fans of the series, as they have to keep re-learning a lot of new information.
To help combat this, it would be wise to make a note of all the changes on your phone or laptop, as this can help you keep track of everything as you go along. If you ever come across a scene that you think is particularly memorable, then you may find that there is more than one way of viewing it. It would be a shame to miss out on these alternative views, as they can make all the difference in terms of providing more interesting angles.
Whatever the reason may be, if you’ve been holding out on watching the Harry Potter series, then this October is finally the right time to rectify that situation. With all the hoopla that is surrounding the newest movie in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, it would be a shame to not see all of the detail that J.K. Rowling has put in place over the past decade. So if you’ve got a long break between exams or work, then take advantage of it and watch all of Harry’s adventures yet again.