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SodaHead Fun 2012/09/10 01:15:25
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Nostalgic for some Harry Potter but don’t want to sit down and read all seven books or watch all eight movies? Then look no further than this thirteen-minute retrospective video that’s been making the rounds on the Internet.

User Kees van Dijkhuizen jr. uploaded the video, entitled “Mischief Managed: the Harry Potter Retrospective” to YouTube last week. It begins with scenes of Harry as a baby and works it’s way to the end of the wizarding series by pulling together the greatest moments of all eight films. The video is expertly crafted, fitting scenes together in a new and interesting way, and meshes perfectly with original music from the films.

As Collider’s Adam Chitwood points out, “It’s a great watch for Harry Potter fans, but it’s also interesting to see the different directors’ visions back-to-back. The story gets dark quite fast, but it’s neat to see it progress from the colorful, faithful touch of Chris Columbus on the first two films, to Alfonso Cuaron’s inventive and playful twist on Azkaban, to the bombastic Britishness of Mike Newell’s Goblet of Fire, and finally David Yates’ grounded yet haunting stamp on the final four films.”


Interestingly, the YouTube video coincided with the September 7 release of the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection, a 31-disk Blu-ray and DVD box set.


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  • Amy Lamond 2012/09/18 22:31:14
    Magical
    Amy Lamond
    Magical. It's like they're friends that I grew up with.
  • robert.goldsmith.14 2012/09/18 15:17:44
  • El Prez 2012/09/12 18:19:27
    Magical
    El Prez
    +1
    Bring it on!!!
  • Magical
    (●̮̮̃•̃)(͡๏̯͡๏)(•̪●)Winchester™♠
    +1
    I'll be HP fan till i die, so hell yeah, it's magical! (and makes me sad, because i want another parts, i can't get that it's really over! )=)
  • MissJo 2012/09/12 04:10:25
    Magical
    MissJo
    +1
    Ahh, the magic will never really die<3
  • Jim 2012/09/12 02:11:16
    Magical
    Jim
    +1
    Nicely done.
  • venus 2012/09/11 21:27:24
    Magical
    venus
    +1
    awesome
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/09/11 18:52:12
    Meh
    Margaret Jacobson
    +1
    never got into it all !!
  • Nika 2012/09/11 18:05:45
    Magical
    Nika
    +1
    This made me realize a few things:

    1. Far too many good characters die.

    2. I should reread or rewatch the 4th and 5th books/movies. Those two are my least favorite so I always think I don't like them at all. This reminded me I do.

    and 3. The the 6th and 7th book really became all action in the movie forms. The 6th had only a few Tom Riddle flashbacks (which made the book so good) and I don't think they even tell you about horcruxes in that movie. The 7th does give you more story though since it was spit into two movies but it still left out a lot of Dumbledore and Snape flashbacks.
  • plainasitcomes 2012/09/11 11:24:26
    Magical
    plainasitcomes
    +1
    i always had a thing for draco ;)
  • Pam 2012/09/11 03:35:49
    Magical
    Pam
    +1
    Why don't you run along and play with your chemistry set?
  • Jacker The Capper 2012/09/11 03:03:24
  • Merry☆ 2012/09/11 02:43:30
    Magical
    Merry☆
    +1
    Wonderful, just wonderful. I love Harry Potter! :')

    love harry potter
  • Susanne the Doodle 2012/09/11 00:15:14
    Magical
    Susanne the Doodle
    +1
    makes me want to see the last 3 movies...
  • teamboobooseth 2012/09/10 23:09:02
    Meh
    teamboobooseth
    +1
    I can tell people what happens in Romeo and Juliet in less then 13 minutes.
  • Alex 2012/09/10 22:11:16
    Magical
    Alex
    +1
    The 7 greatest movies put together.. How can this not be Magical?!.
  • MissJo Alex 2012/09/12 04:11:17
    MissJo
    8 movies, not 7.
    7 books, though.
  • Alex MissJo 2012/09/13 21:28:17
    Alex
    I counted Part 1 and 2 as one movie. Sorry.
  • Sarah 2012/09/10 21:46:06
    Meh
    Sarah
    +3
    harry potter sucks
  • PDenoli 2012/09/10 21:24:12
    Meh
    PDenoli
    +2
    It exists.
  • Illjwamh 2012/09/10 20:32:25
    Magical
    Illjwamh
    That was pretty cool, even if they did show a few things out of order.
  • India 2012/09/10 20:17:33
    Magical
    India
    +1
    words can't describe what i'm feeling right now !!!
  • Mrs.Lautner <3 2012/09/10 19:39:54 (edited)
    Magical
    Mrs.Lautner <3
    +2
    The most g-ist video i have ever seen in my life....it almost made me cry and that's saying something....best video ever.....love Harry Potter.

    Harry Potter
  • SoD 2012/09/10 19:29:24
    Magical
    SoD
    +2
    Well hell, that sure would have saved me lots of time over the last decade.
  • addie 2012/09/10 18:50:40
    Magical
    addie
    +1
    Anything not have to sit through the whole thing.
  • Alexander T Steward 2012/09/10 16:47:19
  • angel face 2012/09/10 16:46:52
    Meh
    angel face
    +2
    The books aren't great and the movies aren't great to me. It sucks. And yes, I've tried to read the books but it seriously feels like brain cells are dying in my head. I'm the type of person when I watch a movie based on a sequel book, I have to watch to the end. But it got to a point where I couldn't force myself to go anymore. Sucked too much
  • 001 2012/09/10 15:31:07
    Magical
    001
    +1
    It's really good, but it's more like a trailer than a summary. It doesn't give away too many important details. That is, after seeing this you'll have a good idea about the story but it's still worth watching every minute of the movies.
  • Mrs.Lau... 001 2012/09/10 19:42:43
    Mrs.Lautner <3
    +1
    But watching the movies is also amazing as well :}
  • ajracestables1 2012/09/10 15:26:58
    Magical
    ajracestables1
    +2
    Harry Potter is a huge moneymaker.
  • Jiorgia 2012/09/10 15:14:19
    Magical
    Jiorgia
    +1
    i liked it although, it made me realise that i haven't seen the final movie...
    must do that now it seems, at quarter past 1 in the morning.
  • sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~ 2012/09/10 13:05:55
  • DizziNY 2012/09/10 10:45:41 (edited)
    Meh
    DizziNY
    +2
    This retrospective is great, but I love watching the movies.Movies and book are meant to let you escape into another reality and that's why I like them. I like movies the best though usually. I especially like the first Harry Potter movie.
  • AvK 2012/09/10 10:45:09
    Meh
    AvK
    +2
    I'm not a big Harry Potter fan, but the books were pretty rad when I was a wee kid.
  • JJ 2012/09/10 10:11:07
    Magical
    JJ
    +4
    They did a good job. Of course I watch the movies over and over again...that's how much I love harry Potter.
  • Mrs.Lau... JJ 2012/09/10 19:43:21
    Mrs.Lautner <3
    +1
    Same here :}
  • JJ Mrs.Lau... 2012/09/10 20:01:37
    JJ
    +1
    Its nice to know someone loves them as much as I do...my family laughs [ in a nice way ] at me, Lol.
  • Mrs.Lau... JJ 2012/09/10 20:06:13
    Mrs.Lautner <3
    +1
    Lolz my family used to tease me because i thought daniel radcliff was hot......now i embrace it and say we're going to bet married :P
  • JJ Mrs.Lau... 2012/09/10 20:16:15
    JJ
    +2
    Lol. You know, I'm so much older than you, lol, by many, many years, but you sound like a great teenager who has a family that loves her and you love back. Who ever you end up marrying, I have no doubt you'll pick the right one. Good luck always.
  • Mrs.Lau... JJ 2012/09/10 20:21:27
    Mrs.Lautner <3
    +1
    Thanks for that. That means a lot. :}

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