A smash and grab for Ollivander. Not one person in this
stunned group tries to shoot a stunner at these people or stop them in any way.
I am taking this way too seriously, but…. Muggleborns are
the bridge between the Muggle and magical world, and the death eaters are
attacking a bridge. Voldemort seems to want total separation between Muggles
and Wizards, but he also wants to subjugate Muggles. Having these peaks of the
Muggle world, and the destruction that wizards can cause is a great way to
emphasize the delicate balance between the two worlds.
This obviously also takes place after 9/11. It would make
sense that these people were more thinking towards terroism than anything
supernatural. Anything could easily be blamed on that. Or faulty construction.
Hottie waitress is trying to get it from “Go”, and I don’t
blame her. But, she is way too cute for his ass.
You would think that Harry would be more cautious, but then
again, what easier way to fool a group of death eaters then to ride the London
Underground for hours at a time.
Why would Slughorn make it look as if this house had been
attacked? Why not just make it look like it had been burglared? It specifically
looks as if it had been attacked. There are scratches and holes on the walls,
everything is askew like hexes had been flying.
When I first saw this movie, I thought that it was a huge
waste of time to see all of this magic, but now, I look at these big displays
of magic and am just in awe. I love when we really get to see what magic is
capable of that is more than just cursing someone else. The scene in Crimes of
Grindlewald while he escapes at the beginning is one example of a huge display
of magic that is both interesting and epic.
Voldemort knows what Slughorn has in his mind. They weren’t
trying to recruit him, but to kill him.
Even in this picture of Lily, she looks way older than what
she should be.
Dumbledore is a master manipulator. Throughout most of the
series, Dumbledore refers to Harry as “Harry”, but in Slughorn’s presence he
constantly refers to him as Mr. Potter to emphasize to Slughorn the prize that
is before him.
Yes, Harry, you will not be messing up the fan’s OTPs today.
The Weasleys must have felt very comfortable with all of the
moving staircases in Hogwarts based off of the look of the Burrow.
This is one movie where Harry and Ginny exhibit some
chemistry toward one another.
Ron just casually going to touch Hermione’s face. They say
that people will only let others who they are truly comfortable around to touch
their face. The same goes for the attempters…. Lol
I love that Harry is barefoot in this scene. It shows that
he is comfortable, and that he feels at home.
There is an old fashioned lamp on the desk which is lovely.
Mrs. Weasley was around for the first war. She didn’t
participate in the Order the last time, but now, she knows, she has inside
knowledge, that things are moving in the darkness. And she is rightfully
Snape’s village here is cookie cutter in the same way that
Pivet Drive is. Though, Pivet Drive is clean and bright while Snape’s town is
dingy and smoke ridden like there are factories or something similar nearby
that is polluting the air.
Snape’s house would look like this. Floor to ceiling books.
No personal photos. Dark. Two candlesticks that don’t count as bobbles because
they are functional.
At this stage, Snape has fully returned to Voldemort. He
also knows that Sirius isn’t the one who betrayed Lily, but that it was
Wormtail. But, he can’t outright kill Wormtail because Wormtail went and
performed a valuable service to the Dark Lord. So, Snape does the next best
Slytherin thing and decides to torture Wormtail by making him serve him. Now,
Snape has Wormtail as his personal servant and play thing until things finally
break. It is no more than Peter deserves tbh.
Narcissa is the epitome of pureblood etiquette and style.
She is politely making small talk with her host while Bellatrix is in the
background snooping in Snape’s stuff.
Bellatrix was one of those rich girls who stole petty little
objects whenever they can get their hands on something. Voldemort and her must
have bonded over this.
Bellatrix lets out a snore when Snape talks about
Dumbledore. She must have heard this reasoning for Snape’s supposed loyalty one
too many times. She suspects heavily that Snape isn’t quite what he seems. She
also resents him most likely for the closeness that he has with her master.
Snape allowed himself to be goaded into this. He invited it
when he mentioned that he could help them in the first place.
The statue outside of the shop in Diagon Alley. So clever.
The twins are top level business men here. No more orange
bell bottoms for these two.
Every thing is just orange and yellow and bright.
They already have on assistant. Good on you, boys.
“I will have order.” Someone really should make sure that
Umbridge was sent one of these before her arse was packed off to Azkaban.
The twins are litearlly living their best lives here.
Business is booming. Surrounded by people. Spreading mischief even after their
school days are over.
Harry gets things for free because he financed this shop.
Harry is like, “Wait, what about DEaN??” Where was all this
great acting and connection when it came time to film Seven and Eight?
Cormac ain’t a bad catch. He is very traditionally handsome.
Brown, I see your arse. You best sit down. This is not going
to end well for you.
Fred and George’s shop probably has been warded to the nines
from their good and yet to be introduced brother Bill.
You see one Fenrir Greyback poster in a dark alley. One: So,
the film makers are sure that we know who he is. Two: This is the level with
which the ministry has hunted for criminals compared to the nearly every square
surface and newspaper add ins that Harry’s face get plastered on in Deathly
Draco, even here seems to exhibit a lot of reluctance.
Draco is a smart guy. Like, I don’t think that can be
denied. He wouldn’t have been able to do what he does in this movie if it
wasn’t for some modicum of intelligence.
I like that movie Harry is really supportive of his friends.
Ginny and Luna BFF’s in the making.
Dean, I see your arse.
The one time ever that Harry James Potter was right about
Ron and Hermione should have known that Harry was up to
I have a feeling that more fuss from the others wasn’t made
about the darkness powder probably because since they boarded the train that
was about the fifth time they had seen some sort of Weasley product go off. And
though, this is a compartment full of Slytherins, the odds are that at least
some of them have their products in their bags as well.
Draco, however, is finally aware that stuff is really
kicking off, and he is rightfully suspicious.
I don’t know if this was an intentional choice, but Draco’s appearance
in this movie speaks volumes about his mental state. He looks thinner than he
has in the other films, and then also, the lightness of his hair adds to the
gauntness of his face.
He is sitting in chair 14.
Harry just had to get comfortable up there. Draco knows now
that he can’t trust anyone at Hogwarts. He knows that he can’t trust Snape like
he thought he could. He knows that Snape is really working for Voldemort, and
he now knows for a fact that nearly everyone around them aren’t as they have
pretended to be for so long. Draco is in a highly paranoid state because he
truly feels like he has no one that he can turn to or trust.
You can see Hagrid and Fang waiting to take the first years
up to the castle.
Draco looks very satisfied with himself after finally
I mean, that is a viscous thing to say to anyone, but Draco
is now immersed in this wizard AK wizard world. It’s a wonder that he didn’t
turn Harry over right then. Why not just grab Harry, apparate, and take him
immediately to Voldemort? Draco had a golden opportunity here, but wasted it
because in some part of his brain he still sees this as a school boy rivalry.
Or would Voldemort really put killing Dumbledore over killing Harry at this
point? Was he that scared of the man?
Luna is the real hero in this scene.
Movie!Harry makes me feel way happier than book!Harry
sometimes. Merely because of the way that movie!Harry treats Luna and Neville.
Yes, book Harry evolves in that way, but movie Harry seems to really value
these friends the way that I think he should.
The way that Draco looks at the walking stick makes me sad.
You know it was Lucius’, and though Lucius is a horrible prick, he is still
Draco’s father, and he needs this object to feel some sort of connection to his
Neville is watching Hermione beat Ron, not even blinking an
You do see here, and from the first that Dumbledore has
aurors now watching the school. We don’t get any interaction with them, but
they are a visual reminder about what’s going on security wise.
I can only hope to crush student’s dreams like McGonagall
This movie has so many like unexpected funny moments that
make it stand apart from the book in a way that the other films don’t.
So, we are saying in this film that Katie Bell is in the
same year as Harry, Ron, and Hermione? I don’t know why the filmmakers settled
on this. This is a Padma in Gryffindor situation again.
You really only noticed Hermoine’s bedraggled appearance
here, but several of them are looking worse for wear.
I always got the feeling that Dumbledore was trying to make
up for some lost time here. He largely ignored Harry in the last movie. And
Harry has lost those people in his life who would event think to question him
about his love life. Dumbledore is trying to make some connection with here. He
misses the mark trying to connection with him in this manner especially about
Hermione, but it is still very interesting.
Harry is just like, “Um, no.”
I think this interaction makes Harry feel better though. It
makes him feel like he isn’t just being trained as a weapon, but that
Dumbledore is actually interested in all aspects of his life. I can’t decide if
this is underhanded of Dumbledore or not.
Okay, Wool’s Orphanage in the forties looks to be one of
those horrible places. It looks like it is in the city, and away from anything
green. The walls look like they are made of ceramic tile. Voldemort’s room
literally looks out onto a brick wall. It rains all of the time in England. I
mean, come on, this was the environment to raise a serial killer in. The room
is bleak, only a bed, chair, and desk. Hardly any personal belongings.
I like Dumbledore’s look here. He is in the Muggle world,
but that doesn’t mean that he needs to give up any flair.
Dumbledore read Tom Riddle’s mind. Is it legal to read the
minds of young children because that’s what Dumbledore did here. How else would
he have known that Riddle had those things in his wardrobe?
I don’t think Dumbledore would have done anything about it.
I don’t think that even if Dumbledore would have known what
Voldemort would become I don’t think Dumbledore would have been capable of
killing a child. I just don’t.
This sounds like Harry is about to be pimped out, which in a
manner of speaking he is.
Most Quidditch scenes I could go without, but Ginny and
Harry tag teaming tryouts. Ginny speaking up for slightly quieter Harry.
Hermione in the stands. The people behind Ron fighting over the best brooms. It
is just amazing.
You literally live in the same dorm as Hermione, Cormac, I
mean, dang, and you have lived with her for years and years. Why couldn’t you
have talked to her yourself?
Just like, what a situation to get yourself in. Hanging from
the end of your broom.
Lavender is all fake concern and joy, over exerting her dang
self, but Hermione is actually doing something to make sure that her man gets
That couple behind the trios head are having an intense
study-flirt session, and I approve.
Neville is dosing in that chair while he sits next to a
I always thought that the Gryffindor common room looked a
lot like a fairytale. The walls are covered in tapestries, everything looks
warm and inviting.
Ginny was raised with many, many older brothers. She knows
how to get toys out of reluctant hands.
That’s Neville and Seamus going off to Hogsmeade in front of
Dean is laying it on thick!!! He is a slick git.
Ron is like, “That thought never crossed my…..oh… wait, yes,
Poor Hermione, her feelings are about to pop out all over
I always thought this scene was super cool, no offense to
Katie. This just shows what kind of dark arts are currently being practiced in
the Malfoy household
It looks to be a distinctive sort of necklace. If wizards
thought for one second like Muggles they would have had people tracing the
origins of that necklace. Straight up, old fashioned detective or journalistic
work would have solved that question.
I love that Snape’s wand is black and sort of ordinary
looking. It looks harsh almost in its plainness, almost like the man himself.
Harry is right.
“She’s got nice skin.”
I would want professor Merrythought’s office too. It looks
Blaise is silently judging everyone this whole time, and I
am living for it.
Ginny has shown up really late for this shindig. She only
shows up in time for dessert. Most people would just be like, “Okay, I think
Harry, your heart eyes are showing.
Slughorn really wants to justify himself, and I don’t blame
him. It’s hard to admit your mistakes. It’s even harder to admit your mistakes
when said mistake produced a mass murderer.
Ron, please get your head out of your ass. I feel bad.
Hermione, like most women, build up romantic encounters in our head long before
they even come due. She has done the same thing here, thinking that Slughorn’s
party will be the place that she and Ron grow closer together, maybe even kiss
under some mistletoe. She thinks that it will be the perfect place to launch a
new beginning. That’s why what happens right after this scene with Lavender
makes her so sad, because she then has to say goodbye to all of those dreams
It looks like a lot of the Quidditch team are sitting
together in a show of house solidarity.
Ron’s like, “Thanks, Luna.”
Ginny normally sits next to Hermione in these scenes, but
being with Dean, enables her to share the seat next to Harry. It probably is
good for strategy talks as well. That Ginny Weasley knows whats up.
Neville is astonished at this turn of events during the
match. Pleased, but astonished.
Luna is right by them in the stands. Cheering on her
Weasley is our king. Weasley is our king… right until he
kisses Lavender Brown, and makes Hermione cry because Hermione is our QUEEN!
Hermione refuses to chant her own future last name.
I mean, Lavender did shoot her shot. But you can see the
just devastated look on Hermione’s face and even the “oh shit” one on Ginny’s.
Hermione found comfort here in something that she can do
well. Magic. She’s reminding herself what she is the most thankful for here as
Hermione knows everything.
Hermione who knows everything just can’t believe that Ron is
this dense. She thinks, at least subconsciously, that Ron is doing some of this
Are we thinking that Lavender is Ron’s first kiss? I mean,
first kisses are heady things, and he wouldn’t want to give it up no matter
what until those endorphins start to fade, and then he quickly gets over it.
This is a great filing system in the library. And another
subtle but amazing display of magic.
Hermione, girl, its hard when you get our feelings involved.
Boys make us all do stupid things.
Romilda Vane is beautiful. She doesn’t need a love potion.
We all love Luna’s dress.
Draco, lounging in the corner.
Drapple pt. 2
If I didn’t get into a teacher’s club then I for sure would
not be catering their event.
“Slippery little minx. “
This is more of that unexpected humor.
Cormac is like, “Please God, help me.”
Ginny looking fine in this outfit.
Draco, again, has lost all faith in those around him. And
where good old uncle Sev might have seemed like another softer alternative to
his father, now, he is no better than the rest of them. I have a post about
this on my blog, if you want to read more of my thoughts on their change of
This is the most awkward thing I have ever witnessed.
Ron looks constipated. He is just like, “Please, let this be
over. Please.” He looks pained.
Harry is so uncomfortable he can barely stand himself.
Hermione doesn’t even have the perspective at this point to
know that Ron is now suffering under Lavender’s attentions. She is just so
pissed she can’t see straight.
A penguin dancing on a cake!
The twins have been pulling those for a while, look at all
the old ones on the table.
Is that Hedwig sitting on the edge of the couch?
Remus feels so guilty over everything that he and the others
put Snape through in school that he feels less inclined than anyone to believe
that Snape is up to something nefarious.
Mr. Weasley knows when he is not welcome. Ron does not.
Tonk’s hair here upsets me to the extreme. Why did they
intend to make this badass look like a soccer mom?
Some people are really irritated by this scene where Ginny
ties Harry’s shoe, but I don’t mind it. I thought that it was very intimate.
Harry, more than anything craves someone who is going to take care of him.
Harry is someone who feels as if the whole world is looking to me. He also
feels like he has no one that he can really lean on for support. He feels that
support in any way makes him weak. Ginny doing these little things for him is
something that he can accept. It makes them closer. She understands what he
needs, and gives it to him. Plain and simple.
You can actually see rage here in Remus’ face. Don’t y’all
tell me Wolfstar ain’t a thing.
Ginny doesn’t even think before jumping into the flames.
Harry and Ginny at this point are battle tested veterans, and they have each others
backs no matter what.
Greyback thinks that he is going to get an easy meal with
Ginny, but Ginny isn’t a light snack hun.
Harry holding Ginny’s hand and pulling her close.
This was perfectly done by the death eaters. Draw the people
outside, and then strike to destroy one of the only strongholds that the Order
Yes, I think Draco looks different.
Pineapple, nod to the books.
Harry unknowingly echoed Voldemort when he stayed behind
after the first party.
This seems to be a very weird way to go about getting
Slughorn to talk. Throughout this film, Harry tries to mimic Voldemort in the
things that he said and the things that he did, but the way to get Slughorn to
talk, I think, wouldn’t be to remind Slughorn about his failings through Tom,
but to be the opposite of Tom Riddle, which eventually he ends up doing.
“The map is never wrong.” Like Godfather like godson.
Harry really is the dim one. He figures out Ron’s little
dilemma way too slowly.
Love makes Ron cuddly. I like it.
Slughorn is a quick liar. No wonder he was in Slytherin.
Why is Slughorn just standing there? Why isn’t he reacting?
Why isn’t he calling for help? I never understood his reluctance here. It makes
me think that something like this must have happened in the past, and he was
having some major flashbacks.
Hermione is about to throw bones in front of all these
“You daft dimbo.” Classic.
All of the teachers are listening just as intently as anyone
else in the room. They love gossip too.
Harry just casually stalking Draco.
Draco feels so along during this whole experience, and I
hate it for him. He’s just a kid.
“He was quickly becoming obsessed with Draco Malfoy.”
Why on Earth is Lavender, a Gyrffindor, sitting at a
different table? And Dean? Free sitting on the weekends?
The look on Draco’s face when he sees Katie. He is glad sure
that she is still alive, but he feels scared. He knows that Harry must have
some suspicions, and he is terrified of getting found out. He knows that
Voldemort will not be kind.
Draco goes from crying to defensive. Emotions are running
high for him, and he just can’t handle them all. He is not thinking rationally.
The book here, almost seems to act like more of a horcrux,
nefarious source then actual horcruxes do. It turns Harry into someone that he
Ginny you coy bitch. Love it.
I just imagine that the way Harry acts in this scene is
Daniel Radcliffe’s personality at all times.
Hermione should one day write a paper about the effects of
Liquid Luck on people.
The story about the flower and the fish that Slughorn tells
about Lily is one of the best add ons that the movie included that wasn’t
present in the books.
Using that chosen one status right.
Lily was one of Slughorn’s favorites. She was in that middle
picture on the shelf. She was front and center beside him in the photo.
Dumbledore is like, “Not now, I need to think.”
Dumbledore says that the objects to make a horcrux can be
anything, but I disagree. I think that the objects have to be somehow linked to
the wizard, some personal connection.
“I’ll be okay, I’ll be with Dumbledore.”
This is a startaling setting. One of the best ones in the
films. We don’t go far from Hogwarts generally, but when we do it’s hardly to
wild, nature ruled places like this.
I wish that we would have seen that memory from the Gaunt
house. It would have been interesting to see Tom’s grandparent and uncle, his
dad. It would have seemed essential to me to show Merope in this film. To see
where Voldemort came from. I wish we would have gotten that.
And while we are listing some things I wanted from this
movie, but never got: A classroom scene with Snape finally teaching DADA. We
never even saw a hint of this or an illusion of this after the initial telling.
Dumbledore is hugging his knees, he is bunched up, and
This is the only time that inferi are seen throughout the
series. You would have thought that Voldemort would have had more use for them
in the final battle.
The choir scene here is particularly interesting. We have in
our consciousness scenes from the previous two films using lighthearted music
etc., and now they are singing this ominous song.
Snape is standing, looking out over Hogwarts like he does in
seven pt. 2. This place is Snape’s home, and has been for years, and now, he unwillingly
has to say goodbye to it.
It says something that Bellatrix doesn’t wear a mask while the
rest of them do. It makes sense that Greyback wouldn’t wear a mask because he
is recognizable as a werewolf, and he likes the fear that it inspires, but
Bellatrix refuses to wear a mask because she is proud of her status as a death
eater. She is unashamed of her place in the world.
If Dumbledore knows everything, why does he never act?
That boy that Dumbledore is talking about isn’t Voldemort,
Harry has been hearing this whole movie that he is wrong
about Draco and wrong about Snape, and then comes time for him to trust or turn
against Snape, and he trusts him.
The look on Snape’s face after he kills Dumbledore is so
Bellatrix just loves causing chaos and mayhem. There is a
certain kind of sick satisfaction that some people have when they destroy
things that they used to be associated with. Her destroying Hogwarts is one of
those things. For Draco, it Is just adding to that sick feeling in his gut.
All the lights from the wands of all of these people lifting
into the sky and eating away the dark mark is one of the best moments of this
When I read that the locket was fake I was infuriated. I
don’t think I’m alone.
Harry and his hero complex. He thinks he has to do
everything on his own, but this proves that he doesn’t have to. He goes off
together, with his friends, and even the friends that he leaves behind helps to
keep everything going while the world waits on Harry Potter to save them all.