Why is Harry Potter such an icon of children’s literature? Because the characters, at least at the beginning, are such fun! Who wouldn’t want to discover there is a secret underlying all reality and that you are a famous part of it? Now that all the movies are available to stream on HBOmax, there is no reason not to binge watch them again. And whether it’s your first or your hundredth viewing, I guarantee you will find something new to amaze you after reading the Binge Watcher’s Guide to the Harry Potter Films.
Each movie has its own section. Within the sections are casting notes, what to look for, Easter eggs, moviemaking magic, things in the books that were not in the movie, and a plot recap. Both of the last two are major spoilers so don’t read those before watching the movies.
I, personally, like the first two films the best. They are clearly meant as movies for children but their innocence is part of their attraction. However, the Binge Watcher’s Guide to the Harry Potter Films definitely increased my enjoyment of the later movies.
You can’t go wrong gifting this book to the Harry Potter fan in your life. It would also be fun to read as a family while bingeing the movies. 5 stars!
Thanks to Riverdale Avenue Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.