July 14, 2011

Harry Potter Then and Now

Posted by at 12:58 am in Harry Potter, Movies & TV | Permalink

HarryPotterMovie As you know, the final Harry Potter movie comes out on Friday, July 15. Of course, I am going to see it, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (rated PG-13) will be a bittersweet experience. As the day gets closer, I am thinking more and more over the last ten years of watching these movies, watching my favorite characters grow up and change.

Remember Daniel Radcliffe when he was so tiny?! Isn’t it so strange to see Hogwarts all demolished like that in the final movie?

How do you feel about the Harry Potter movies ending? Leave a Comment.

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  1. catgymnastics173

    (virtual tears flood whole room) WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I DON’T WANT TO MOVIES TO END OR HOGWARTS TO BE DEMOLISHED! Sorry for being so dramatic though, I’m just so sad! HARRY POTTE RIS THE BEST SERIES EVER!

  2. catgymnastics173

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I love the movies and the books, I don’t want them to end like that!But I can still re-read the books and watch the movies anytime. We still also have other updates on the series, and I saw chocolate frogs and every flavor beans at the store……

  3. Jaden

    I have allways liked the books more than the movies.But still I’am so exited for the all new Harry Potter movie coming out.

  4. Silvermoon24

    How do I feel? I feel miserable. Harry Potter is my life. I live and breathe Harry Potter. It really was a bittersweet experience, I actually got to watch it 2 days before the actual screening, so I suffered a very long heartbreak. But it makes me happy that even if Harry Potter has passed, he will stay, imprinted into our lives and hearts forever.

  5. fairyunicorn54

    oh i felt so bad. it felt like it was all over. it was such a good series that i felt that it should never stop. i felt real sad plus mad but proud that i could read the whole story. it was awesome! the movie.

  6. wizardred5

    Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh wish they make more.long live harry potter.p.s. want to go to londan and got a wand today.

  7. Mortimer

    I am sad that they are ending. I want them to go on forever, or at least the producers to re-release them because I only got to see 6, 7 part one, and 7 part two because I was too young. I never got to see them in the theater, and I think it would be like the best thing in the world if they did that. GO HARRY POTTER!

  8. haydenrocks10

    I saw that movie, and it is absoloutly tramendous!! I loved that movie, It was kinda hard to understand at times, but I just thought back to the book, and then, I got it!
    So, my point is, if you haven’t read the book, you might not fully understand the movie, but, you can try!

  9. pinkgymnastics35

    My friends and everybody i know call me world’s biggest harry potter fan! i LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!

  10. angelipod3

    I love the Harry Potter books! I read them all last year in like a month or two, got 7 of them for my B-day, and got the last one on the day it was released. I really enjoyed reading them. But at the end of the series some of my questions were answered and some of the ansewers remain a mystery.

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  12. estrella

    i am the biggest fan evar of harry potter i lov just love the last but i think yhr first one is the best

  13. Mo

    I soooooo hope JKR writes an eighth book!! I love the harry potter books, movies, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, EVERYTHING!! I wish it would NEVER END!! P.S. I loved the last movie!!

  14. aquabasilisk25

    I will really really REALLY miss Harry Potter. It’s my
    favorite series of books and
    movies ever!^U^

  15. musiciangoat1

    I LOVE Harry Potter and i was so sad to see it go. I have read all the books and seen all the movies. They are all great. I was excited to see the end but sad at the same time.

  16. Vampirethor7

    WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!The best series i know is coming to an end!!!!!
    The movie is the last thing we will ever see!!!!I just hope that nobody forgets about this series because i wont.

  17. Onyxfairy5

    I cant believe george dies!!! or was it fred? o well omg! its so sad! i cant balieve its actually over i mean its like the only movie that kept the wotld on the edges of thier seats for the next 2 come i think all the actors deserve the oscars and MORE!

  18. angrybear17

    i hate it that harry potter is ending!the move was auswome and i even went to the premiere in London,England!!!

  19. Elayna

    I think they should make a new series of harry potter but about his kids !!!!!!!!!!!! and the weasleys of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  20. Sophie

    I cried four times once when neville spoke once when fred died once when hermione was crying and once at the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i am soooooooooooo sad they are all over !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. K

    Im sad to its like when you read the books and watch the movies it just becomes a part of you, and when it ends its like that part of you dies and only recovers alittle when you read the books/watch the movies again… then it dies again :,( like whrilwindblue2 I also cried when Fred died… Dobby to.

  22. butterflypurple129

    OMG!! This was the best movie ever!! I am so sad that it all has to end. I was a little disapointed about the ending though, it was different than in the books. The actors did a great job!

  23. fairybeliver8

    HARRY POTTER!!!!!!! its the best movie EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

  24. baseballbeak10

    i dont want them to end ive been waching them since i was a little kid :( harry potter ROCKS!!!!!!!!

  25. dragonflyaqua12

    I LOVED the movie but I don’t want the movies to end. They were all so good but now there won’t be anymore Harry, Ron, and Hermoine on T.V or in theaters.

  26. Katie

    OMG!!! The movie was amazing! It was so sad to see it finally end though. All of the actors did a magnificent job!! I love Harry Potter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Lauren

    OMG i LUV HARRY POTTER MOVIES!!!!!!!!!! i saw the movie and im going 2 c it again!that was the BEST movie made. i wish the series would keep going.:(

  28. indigocreative2

    harry potter… is such an amazing series of books/ movies. Who Agrees? Everyone should have the chance 2 read it.I just watched the second on 4 fun.

  29. confidentcrest3

    every time i watch a sieris i always get this imponded feeling….yea i watched it yesterday i will still get that feeling when i am reminded of the movie/book….and i still need to finish the books im only in the begning of year 4….so i’ll have that feeling for a loooonnnng time and then when im done i’ll probly have it weeks after

  30. confidentcrest3

    i watched it yesterday and i DID cry when i found out fred professer lupin and his wife die…..i didn’t know that they had a son….his name is Remuse the ending was kind wierd but i loved it all the same

  31. Ginevra101

    I really want 2 see it. I’ve been awaiting it since the first part of Deathly Hallows.

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  33. awesomemonkey5

    I wasn’t much interested into the books, but the movies were always entertaining. If i’m looking for a good movie, Harry potter is the first on my list!

  34. IsisDark1

    Like you said it’s bittersweet BUT as soon as the new one is on dvd I’m getting the special edition of every one. And a boxed set of the books

  35. hihihhihhihiihhiiiii

    haha i lov the one when the little boy was spitting up slugs gross but entertainging haha not really but no offece it was just gross :P P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. to cool for no one

    i saw all of the awsome series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Kait

    OMG I cannot believe it I’m sooooooo gonna cry when Fred dies I think he’s really funny… He always makes me laugh… I like Harry too well no duh:) I have stuck with Harry till the very end. Have all the HP books and seen all movies xcept p.2 of deathly hallows I haven’t seen it but I’m xcited for wen it comes out in DVD:D:D:D

  38. lightningwizard

    i think that all of the harry potter movies are really cool and has a lot of adventure also cool fantasy dragons invisibility and also wands this is AWESOME.

  39. bluepanda55

    its sooooooooooooooooooooooo sad that it had to end i mean harry potter is awesome

  40. magentadolphin21

    I can’t believe Harry Potter is over! All my life, I’ve been able to look forward to another movie coming out.

  41. Jester

    i love harry potter so much i cant believe its finished…….when i finished watching the deathly hallow part 2, i was going to cry……its sooooo sad cause i grew up watching it………..

  42. crazywizard10

    i am really sad . i think that j.k rowling should write about harry as an adult . like if he got the job as an auror. that would be awesome!

  43. Pigmagenta1

    I’m the ultimate HP freak. I vow to remain ever faithful to JKR until the hour of my death.

  44. celebratingglad1

    I am really sad that the Harry Potter books and movies no more are coming out

  45. Robbie

    I feel sad because we can’t see this magical movie more. I wish this series continuous….

  46. PoseidonEagle1

    I already miss the harry potter series. It will be the best series ever.I saw it on July 15

  47. tealpanda10

    Why does Harry Potter have to end??????? Can’t they make a movie out of all the books in animation form or something??? Can’t wait to see the movie! (part 2!)

  48. wandmagic

    j.k rowling i think yo are a star with all that imagination that has kept fans like me fasinated for years all the stars are amazing and i am sooo going to miss it i am going to see the last film and will probably cry just seen the chamber of secrets on the tele tonight and wanted more will miss yo good luck for te future maybe have more ideas for another book as magical as yor work on harry potter xxxxxxx

  49. wizard

    looking forward to the last of the films crying while i right this well done to all actors you have been excellent all these years more hp on the tele pleaseeeeeeee. love you loads

  50. alisonc

    i am so sad its ending to it has been a big part of all of us i am sure we will all agree but cant wait to see the last one i have the dvds to keep watching so i surpose it wont be the end just yet

  51. blueblack234

    i love this movie..
    but it can get scary sometimes.
    but dont think that i am a baby.

  52. aquadolphin311

    I seen allllllllllllllllll the moives except this one and i like harrry potter he is cute

  53. pinklynx3

    i cant believe that series just ended I’m going to miss the movies so much . I’m very sad

  54. MANIAC12345

    i saw it on sunday. it’s amazing how fast it all went by. i was not alive to see it all, but i will never forget the thrill of a new movie coming out, a thrill i will never again get to enjoy. but, there is a tiny bit of hope. Rowling, according to some magazines, might think about writing a new book!!!!

  55. Elayna

    It’s also very special to my big sister, because every year a book came out she was the same age as harry so she grew up reading them ,and watching them

  56. Elayna

    i’m so sad but happy at the same time i’m either going to see it with my sister or my friend, i’m a huge fan

  57. Valentine

    I saw it it totally rocked! I’m really sad everything. Ended so fast I still remember when the first time I read H arry Potter I was so Fascinated by the book and now it’s already the end. :(

  58. SmileMonkey

    The whole cast is sooooo talented, not to mention the even more awesome job of JK Rowling! I loved these books so much it will be sad to see them go! I hope every child in the world is able to read this series!

  59. darkangel43

    i have read the whole series twice. emma watson has short hair now ! there really should be a book about hp’s kids.

  60. periwinklecandy6

    I’m going to start reading the series! My aunt liked all of them!! yayayay HARRY POTTER!!: )

  61. screamingdomogirl

    I was supposed to see it with my friend today, but she had to cancel. Maybe another time!

  62. ArchiGirl

    I feel sad/ cheerful.
    I wish there was another series called:
    It has the rest of the Potters and Weaslys though.
    I am sooooooooo sad.

  63. happydinosaur3

    harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2 was amazing!!!!midnight premiere was awesome!!! so sad to see it all end.

  64. leiaorgana56

    yes… so exicted, i’m gonna go see the movie tonight. i’m sad it’s ending, but i think i heard that they’d make more harry potter movies. nothing that really has to do with the books though.

  65. Lunagal

    I saw it yesturday, and it was amazing! I can’t believe how little they showed of Tonks, one of my favorite characters, though. I mean, you could’ve blinked and missed her! I cried at the 19 years later part. It’s all over now, but it still doesn’t feel real that it has.

  66. cyclopszeus1

    Im gonna say what everyone else was saying im sad its over but it had to happen eventually(im sad to say)but the movie was fantastic it had to end though imagine a never ending series(think about it hard) it wont work anyway i love yhis series books movies and more goodbye rupert danny and emma

  67. Lily

    I’m so sad, cuz that mean’s there will be no more good moives about wizards to come out…well, at least we still have books. *tear*

  68. S8910

    Harry Potter, you rock the whole Universe!
    I hope J.K. Rowling makes another few books about Harry as an adult.Moovies too, OF COURSE!

  69. raven

    That’s so lame when it’s ending so quick.I actually met harry potter and I LUV ALL OF THE MOVIES.

  70. no1chocolategateau

    I hope J.K Rowling writes more. I’m going today to watch it. I don’t want the series to end!

  71. autumnapplebelly

    I saw HP7 part 2 at midnight with two of my friends. It was an amazing movie, but there were a few things that were different from the book. It’s weird because I was waiting for the movie to come out all summer, and now it’s over. Right now I feel a bit sad.
    Harry Potter is amazing, and he will never be forgotten.

  72. Shanna

    i LOVE Harry Potter The last movie ever coming out feels like the end of my life! PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER BOOK J.K. Rowling!!!!!!!!!

  73. justaprincess

    Harry Potter is a legacy… he, along with Ron, Hermione, Voldemort and all the rest will live on for eternity…

  74. High_tide

    It is not the end!Sure it is the last movie but why should it be the end for Harry Potter?

  75. miniartemis

    I live in Switzerland and HP has already come out in french on Wednesday!! Plus it’s pg-12 here (don’t ask me why!)so I can go and watch it!!
    Unfortunately, I didn’t know that so I didn’t go to the premiere!! Awwww! But anyway, I’ll be going next week!! For all of those who are going to the world premiere, Have Fun!!

  76. Becka

    This is the end of an era. I’ll cry at the end credits. I probably won’t be the only one, either.

  77. S8910

    Im sooooooo sad. I read all the books and watched all the movies besides this one. I will cry when I watch this one cuz there are alot of people who die in this one.
    Harry Potter Rocks

  78. Dolpin.Castle.

    Gosh,i cant wait to see Harryp.and the deathly hollows Part 2,! if i enoyedpart 1, i have to enjoy part2!!!


    MORE THAN QUADRUPLE TRIPLEY AWESOMELY QUINTOPLY EXCITED FOR THE MOVIE!!!!!!! I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE IT!!!! But I am also tragically sad about ****SPOILER****!!!!!!!!! F7467ED7 minus the numbers.
    And I am also really really sad about the series ending. Again. Nothing so exciting to look forward to. :`(

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  81. heatwavecyclops1

    I am sooooo sad!they were the best books in the world.but now there in a nother side coming out!!!!!

  82. GNOletsgo1

    It’s so awesome, because when we’re all old we can tell our kids (who naturally have been forced to read Harry Potter, duh) that we lived when these books were released and the last, epic movie was released! :D

  83. Cheyanne

    I love Harry Potter’s books and the movie.It is going to be so sad when they choose thier seperate parts of their life maybe even away from each other.They might be sad too, because they might not see each other anymore. They probably aren’t going to work together anymore but one day if they do work together the movie or show would great because they make a great team.They are three of the worlds greatest British actors.

  84. cat

    why does harry potter have to stop it’s just soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sad!

  85. cat

    Nooooo why do they have to stop the books and movies. This is the best series ever. I will never forget harry potter.

  86. BubblyAthena3

    This is just………amazing. I mean 10 years and it all ends. I’m so excited yet so sad. P.S I’m gonna see the midnight premiere of it in Imax 3D

  87. stonefairy

    I’m happy but sad. It’ll be awesome though. I’m going at midnight tonight!!! Can’t wait but I’m sorry this is the last movie.

  88. bluemuffins

    its gonna be sad that harry potter is gonna be over but at least voldemort is defeated once and for all.anyway, i can’t wait to see the movie and i love Harry Potter!!!!!!!!!!

  89. percy and harry fan

    I’m dying to see the movie!! 1 day left!!! EVERYONE WATCH LARRY KING LIVE FRIDAY AT 8 for exclusive Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 scenes! I’m not advertising! LOL
    I’m sad the movies and books are officially ending :(

  90. Lunagal

    I have such mixed emotions about it. It’s been a part of my own life for more than half of it, so it’s rather quite sad. But I am happy to see how it ends– on the screen this time. Thank you to everyone from Harry Potter– I will truly truly miss you, and of course, to J.K.Rowling. I’m going to cry so badly…

  91. iloveharrypotter009

    I’m also going to be pretty sad about it all ending. But I’m still excited to see the movie!! :)

  92. StarMagic

    I am a big big fan of Harry Potter, have almost all of the books except one and watched all the movies except Deathly Hallows. I wish there could be more. I can read and watch it over and over again. : )

  93. beastlybasilisk4

    I totally love Harry Potter and am anxious to watch this epic movie.
    I even got a Deathly Hallows shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. Megan

    I just can’t beilieve the movies are ending so soon, it feels like we just met Harry and the story had just started to unfold:(

  95. mermaidprincess2

    We are very lucky people, ya know why? ‘Cause…WE ARE LIVING IN THE TIME OF HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. ladysquecky13

    I’m so excited. I get to see the midnight showing with my best friend tonight

  97. thalia grace

    i have the movies the lego game a lego set and wand glasses and clock i would have asked my mom if i could c it at midnight but she has work but im seeding a cout down clock 2 my friends and watching all the movies

  98. athenaangel64

    i cant believe the series is ending. im soooo excited but i know ill be crushed. GO HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by the way thanks for the london premeire vidio

  99. trixie m

    i cant wait!!no seriously!!wow!!!wow!!emma watson is looking wierd!! and if any of the HP stars are reading this,well i just wanna say,u guys did a great job!!im not a big fan but honestly,i like the harry potter theme!!

  100. coolchicken3

    It’s sad .Those were my my favourite books! I wish there were more movies/books. There should one called The Potter family.

  101. baseballdragon9

    Harry Potter Rocks!!! I read all the books when I was 8 and have all the movies. I’m really exited to see the new movie but it kinda stinks its the last one.

  102. Ronniekins

    I’m sooo sad!!! But also happy at the same time! CANNOT wait to see the movie!!!!!!!!!!

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