Top positive review
on 6 January 2014
This is my favourite of all the Harry Potter movies and that is a very tough title to win. I think it's because of the amazing performances from Jim Broadbent and Michael Gambon and.. you know... Alan Rickman <3
From the movies 5-8 the series becomes dramatically darker and themes mature along with the characters. When I watched the first movie when I was in my teens I didn't immediately 'take to it'. It wasn't until much later that I watched the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and then had to go back and watch all the films (within the space of about a week). I have since read all the books and am now a massive fan!
If anyone slightly older hadn't seen these films and wanted to watch one to decide whether to watch the rest, I would probably recommend that they started with one of the last 4 films to give it a fair chance. However, that's not to say that the first 4 aren't brilliant, my second favourite has to be The Prisoner of Azkaban (and not just because of Gary Oldman).