Six movies down in the wildly popular seven-book saga of Harry Potter, the film franchise’s latest installment “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is a certified hit.
Still playing in theatres worldwide, Half-Blood Prince is widely regarded as the best adaptation out of the Harry Potter films. Not only does this one renewed the interest of the millions of people who found themselves captivated by Harry’s quest to find himself and fulfill his destiny, it also bodes an exciting end.
Reports have it that the last book will be divided into two movies, which makes for great news. It only means that there will be more memorable Harry moments. So far, here is the Top 5 most memorable Harry Potter moments.
5. Anything with Professor Snapes and/or Dolores Umbridge in it.
Admit it: Harry Potter would not be half as entertaining without the superb support cast. It just happen that Alan Rickman and Imelda Staunton both plays Professor Snapes and Dolores Umbridge respectively to the hilt. It is easy to sympathize with Harry when these two unleashes their very apparent dislike for the young Potter. Rickman and Staunton seem to personally take glee in tormenting our hero.
4. Hermione Punches Malfoy in the Prizoner of Azkaban.
Everybody I know hates Draco Malfoy. From the time he first appeared as a bully, even up to when the directors, producers and writers added some complicated dimensions to his character. If you are a big Harry Potter fan, you will hate Malfoy. So just imagine Hermione (of all characters!) doing a Manny Pacquiao on him while screaming “foul, loathsome, evil little cockroach!”
Think there was something really satisfying in that scene. Somehow your inner child cheered for Hermione.
3. Before Robert Pattinson became Twilight’s primary hottie, he portrayed Cedric Gregory in the Goblet of Fire.
One of the best and heart-wrenching moments in all Potter history, ironically, was his death. Again, the scene is made more poignant by an unexpected burst of human emotion: Amos Diggory’s wail and anguish combo when he saw his dead son.
2. Voldemort Returns.
It is rare that a film’s main villain should share the same footing as the protagonist but Voldemort is in many ways like Harry. Think that they are the two sides of the same coin, Harry’s Dr. Jekyll. Ralph Fienes does a very sinister Lord Voldemort, marked by superb performances and incredible moments that it is difficult to single one particular moment out. His battle with Dumbledore? Rising fully formed from being formless? His return? Fienes’ fine acting clinches the Voldemort we read about. It was eerie in the book, but it was really cool to see it fleshed out on screen.
1. Sirius Dies.
Heartwrenching and angering is what best describes the best Harry moment. When Bellatrix Lestrange releases the Avada Kedavra on Sirius after Harry realizes that Sirius might hold the answers to his questions about his parents, it was all so quick that most people would have probably missed it. Just like that, Harry’s hopes were dashed. Pretty much like how our own hopes are dashed. Harry could only watch as his apparent last link to his parents die.