For the first time ever I’m going to try to poll my readers. This could be terribly embarrassing when I only get three votes… if that…
Those of you who read April’s update will know that I’m halfway through a re-watch of the Harry Potter series. My fresh reviews of the first four films are already online, not to mention my original-viewing thoughts on the final four; and I’ll also contribute new thoughts on the entire David Yates-directed run in the next three or four weeks.
So until that time, I have a question for you: which is your favourite Harry Potter film? Or, if you’d rather, which is the empirical best? Or, if you hate them but have for some reason seen them all anyway, the least-worst?
Do you prefer the uncovering of magic in Philosopher’s Stone? The mystery of the Chamber of Secrets? The fresh direction brought by Prisoner of Azkaban? The action-packed excitement of Goblet of Fire? The resistance thriller that’s emphasised in Order of the Phoenix? The encroaching darkness of Half-Blood Prince? The tension-mounting ‘urban’ thriller hiding in Deathly Hallows Part 1? Or the cathartic, explosive final act of Deathly Hallows Part 2?
Vote now — there can be only one! (Wait, no, wrong long-running fantasy franchise…)