You're Harry Freakin' Potter!

According to The 30 Days of Harry Potter, today's topic is your favorite movie, and I already missed yesterday's, which was your favorite book. So, since Gretchen and Jennie! have already done this, let's see mine:


We are not judging your dress robes, Ronald. We are judging your hairstyle.

Books
  • Prisoner of Azkaban (3)
  • Order of the Phoenix (5)
  • Half-Blood Prince (6)
  • Goblet of Fire (4)
  • Deathly Hallows (7)
  • Sorcerer's Stone (1)
  • Chamber of Secrets (2)
Movies
  • Half-Blood Prince (6)
  • Prisoner of Azkaban (3)
  • Order of the Phoenix (5)
  • Sorcerer's Stone (1)
  • Goblet of Fire (4)
  • Chamber of Secrets (2)

I'd say my most important decision-making factor when ranking the books was character development, while for the movies I was basing it first on watchability (Chamber of Secrets... yawn...) and second on whether or not the male characters needed haircuts. Seriously, Goblet of Fire. Seriously.

srah - Tuesday, 2 November 2010 - 12:45 PM
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Comments (4)

gravatar Jennie - November 2, 2010 - 4:30 PM -

Um, yes, I agree about the haircuts. GOOD LORD, the haircuts.

gravatar J - November 2, 2010 - 6:16 PM -

Books: 3, 4, 1, 6, 2, 7,(long pause) 5

I am way behind on the movies. Did you put any stock into how faithful the movies were to their source material, or purely based on intrinsic value and/or haircuts?

gravatar srah - November 2, 2010 - 6:24 PM -

It was mostly based on those two factors. I think all the movies frustrate me fairly equally with things they left out, and I also think that subconsciously faithfulness to the books figures in to how "good" I consider them to be.

Also, since I created this list at lunchtime, I have since changed my mind several times about the order things should be in.

gravatar srah - November 2, 2010 - 6:30 PM -

And even though I just spent the last several months reviewing the series with Mark Reads... and Jason, I feel like I can't keep the books and movies separate enough from each other to remember which I like better than which. Sigh.

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