20 years have passed since the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first film of it popular franchise inspired by the JK Rowling book series. To celebrate this anniversary, HBO has prepared a meeting with the cast’s lead cast. From this it was released on HBO Max, Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts. This special consists of a few behind the scenes and interviews, new and old, the actors and directors of the films.
Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts got off to a perfect start. Invitations, arrival on Platform 9 3/4 and the trip to the Hogwarts Express Transport everyone who likes the franchise into this magical world. The entrance to a ballroom beautifully shows what it was like to start a year at Hogwarts. These scenes also follow Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), the most charismatic of the three main characters.
Unfortunately nothing of this magic can be seen afterwards. The special is far from the meeting to focus on the interviews, most of the time You are not in a group, but individually. The person who has been on the screen with the invitees the longest is Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter). We understand he’s the protagonist, but Dan doesn’t convey as much emotion as Emma and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) – the ones who offer the funniest moments in Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts-.
The narration of this special is simple, but it is the ideal one. It is marked by chronological form, that is, start talking about The Philosopher’s Stone and close with The Deathly Hallows. It has four “chapters” marked, one for every two films. With this chronological count you can see the Saga evolution and it is reflected how this development of the Life of actors. In addition, it is shown by way of example that, although in a Fantasy world, marked “everyday” events of the audience to whom it was addressed.
Dan, Emma and Rupert aren’t the only actors at the event. As they appeared in the films or their characters began to grow in importance, the special feature interviews with Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Wesley) and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley .)). As I said, there are few moments when the actors are seen together as they mostly appear in one-on-one interviews.
As expected from this kind of special, Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts reveals some details that occurred during the recording. Perhaps some of the secrets that surprise some are known to most of the followers of the saga. Still, no matter what they knew and didn’t know about the saga, these “revealed secrets” manage to make a smile.
As mentioned earlier, the magic of the encounter will be lost in the course of this special. I do not know gets boring but becomes a compilation of interviews and of the franchise without the beauty it presented in the beginning. Even without this “magic” the last few minutes are emotional and focus on them sentimental value it has Harry Potter and what it means to some of the people who made it possible to see this universe on the big screen. the Tribute to those who are not, appears at a time when of. is spoken Death as a theme in the saga and it is accompanied by the words of the people who are in particular.
It’s not a secret to anyone that Wizarding World he’s not at his best. In recent years, the follower community has been divided by the positions on “unsubscribing” the author of the books or by the decisions made when the next installment of the books is included Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Even so, the magical world has not stopped influencing the hearts of people who grew up with the illusion that one day they would receive this letter that would begin a life full of magic.
This encounter may not be what a return to Hogwarts should be – an experience that is best portrayed in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Houses Tournament– but it will bring moments of nostalgia for those of us who grew up watching these films and we believe that no matter how much time passes, magic will be a part of our lives forever.