The Harry Potter films are coming to an IMAX theater near you! It’s true, my dear wizards and witches. Warner Bros. and IMAX have announced that all eight Harry Potter movies will be getting a limited release. While these fine movies are great for getting into the Halloween spirit, the promotion is obviously an attempt to drum up interest for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
To be completely honest (as opposed to all those stories where I’ve partially lied to you), I’m only semi-interested in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I am super-interested in seeing some of the original Harry Potter movies on the big screen. The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Goblet of Fire are almost definitely the first ones I’ll see. After that…I think I’m good marathoning the rest at home in 1080p. Seeing my two favorite Harry Potter films in IMAX is going to be a wonderful treat (even though Las Vegas only has those bullsh*t Lie-MAX screens and not the full-on IMAX experience).
Out of curiosity, what are your favorite Harry Potter movies? Please leave your favorites and why you chose them in the comments section. As for me, The Goblet of Fire was what finally drew me into the Harry Potter universe (yeah, I was totally LTTP). The Prisoner of Azkaban is the best all-around film in the series. From The Half-Blood Prince on, I didn’t enjoy the movies as much. The directing wasn’t as good and the music got worse.
(And no, my love for The Prisoner of Azkaban has nothing at all to do with the movie making me realize that Emma Watson was going to grow up to become a total hottie — nothing at all!) Now don’t make me cast “stupify” on you. Fire away in the comments section (please!).