24 January 2013
Harry Potter HFriday - Post the Fourth
Hmmm, Chamber of Secrets, you are my least favorite Harry Potter book. I don't know precisely why - there's polyjuice potion and Moaning Myrtle and the Whomping Willow - which is one of those wizarding things that you think will just show up in book 2 but NO! we will need to remember these secrets for many books to come! Also, it is the FUTURE, people. Where is my flying car?!?
The Dursley's continue to be gross, Aunt Wassername is VILE, and then Harry goes to the Burrow and we see the wizarding world outside of Hogwarts. Is it everything you dreamed, my dears? The Burrow is the epitome of everything Harry always wanted: a boisterous, inclusive family, a loving mother, and Arthur Weasley who is so charming and bumbling and whose Spirit Disney Princess is obviously Ariel.
And then there's THIS GUY:
Gilderoy Lockhart is the best. Did anyone in the Harry Potter movies have more fun than Kenneth Branagh? I do not think so.