Warning! Fangirling ahead (what with the last ever Harry Potter film coming up - it was only a matter of time really! It's the 'movie event of a generation' don't you know?!) Oh, and I feel I should say SPOILER WARNING, but can anyone really not know what happens by now?!
So, iTV are running a 'vote for the top 50 Potter movie moments' on their facebook page - click here to have your say. Of course I voted, but I was disappointed not to see a few of my own favourite moments featured. To remedy this, I thought I'd share them here. I've been working on this post for a while (I'm pretty indecisive when it comes to my favourite parts!) and trying hard to not to make it a Severus Snape Hall of Fame*… Three guesses who my favourite character is?! ;)
Nearly all of these can be preceded with "Well, it was better in the book…" but we shall ignore that!
In no particular order:
Prisoner of Azkaban: Snape standing between Harry, Ron and Hermione, and Werewolf-Lupin. This stayed with me for hours after I first saw it, all those years ago! It was the first time I really thought, 'Perhaps he's not as bad as everyone thinks'.
Half Blood Prince: The moment when Severus comes up behind Harry, who's watching helplessly as Dumbledore's surrounded by Death Eaters, and puts his finger to his lips. I can't really explain why I like this so much, but I thought it was truly moving.
Deathly Hallows pt. 1: Hermione wiping her parents memories. I thought this illustrated the enormous personal sacrifices that were being made throughout the wizarding world, utterly brilliantly. It was the only moment that made me cry upon first watch. Nope, I didn't cry for Dobby, not first time around.
Deathly Hallows pt. 1: Snape striding through the gates of Malfoy Manor.
This is a pretty shallow one. By now my crush on Severus Snape should be obvious ;) - this was one of my favourite parts of the movie. So, so brave! Swoon.
All images via the Leaky Galleries - Fangirl heaven.
I'm expecting to love so many parts of Hallows pt. 2, if the trailer is anything to go by, that I shall probably have to do another Top Moments post, especially for it! Cannot wait.
* a Severus Snape Hall of Fame is a pretty good idea actually… Keep your eyes peeled for it ;)