Harry Potter Thread: Dobby lives!

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  1. Majic44

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    Seeing the movie tonight, pretty excited about this, listened to the Binge Mode on the first movie earlier this week.

    As many have mentioned in here, the Binge Mode Harry Potter editions have been absolutely fantastic.

    I was listening to the most recent Deathly Hallows episode and had to quickly turn it off. They started throwing in The Crimes of Grindelwald reveals in and almost spoiled bits of the movie.
     
  2. Fargin' Icehole

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    I loved it. Definitely dark. Maybe some cheating involved but I thought it was great. Grindelwald was a bad dude.
     
  3. PeterGriffin

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    Lol I was on my run and they started in on that and I whipped my headphones out, waited a minute and resumed listening. Gonna have to watch CoG asap.
     
  4. JeremyLambsFace

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    First impression: it deeply saddens me to say that movie was terrible
     
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  5. Name P. Redacted

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    Movie was ok. Feels weird to shoehorn fantastic beasts in with Grindelwald. Whatever.
     
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    I thought the movie was kind of a muddled mess, but I still love the world and the story they're telling so I still left happy. I'm hoping it'll be better on repeat viewings now that I know how the movie goes, but that's not the mark of a well made movie. Wish they'd get Yates out of control.
     
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  7. JeremyLambsFace

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    The movie lacked necessary exposition. It jumped around wildly and incoherently. The lack of clear explanation of who some characters were and what their motivations were made the movie confusing at some points.

    I will continue to watch but hopefully when this series is over we look back at this movie as an unfortunately bad set up for better movies later in the series.
     
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  8. Nelson

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    This is what makes me sad. There was a movie and a story here, it’s just so badly made.
     
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  9. Thoros of Beer

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    How many non book readers didn't know who Nicolas flamel was?
     
  10. Gallant Knight

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    Girlfriend claims she read the books and had no clue
     
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  11. Thoros of Beer

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    The sorcerer's stone was in the movie...
     
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    And one of the major parts of the movie was finding out who he was.
     
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  13. Thoros of Beer

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    I actually enjoyed the movie more than other David Yates HPs
     
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  14. prerecordedlive

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    That’s hilarious. As soon as they said alchemist, it was dead obvious. And I’m not the biggest HP guy.
     
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  15. bigpig

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    Then she didnt read the books.
     
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  16. Hank Scorpio

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    Didn't or couldn't?
    :dubioustrump:
     
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  17. bigpig

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    No one has an excuse...

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  18. Nelson

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    The arbitrary finding of Things For HP Characters To Do is some fan fictiony crap. Nagini, Flamel, retconning Credence’s identity. It’s embarrassing to watch Rowling do this to such a beloved work
     
  19. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    I enjoyed it, was definitely a set up for the next movie though. Fans bitching about it like Nelson are the worst. Be more like a Star Wars nerd.
     
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  20. JeremyLambsFace

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    I don’t mind Flamel. That makes sense that he would be in this world at that time.

    But inventing a new half-brother that muddies Percival Dumbledore’s timeline in the 7th timeline and retconning Nagini seems weird.

    Also the weird (what I assume is) fan service of including characters named Lestrange, Travers, and McLaggen throughout the movie
     
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  21. Nelson

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    The idea that DD would’ve never told HP about Credence or he would never find out some other way strains all plausibility. Plus what you mention about Percival.

    The romance/vow elements between DD and Grundledork work, nothing else does.
     
  22. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    Considering how small the wizarding world is it’s not surprising you would hear similar last names in the ministry and at Hogwarts. The Dumbledore thing I agree I don’t like but I’m interested to see if that ends up being real.
     
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  23. Leeds Raider

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    Exactly my thoughts as well. Hearing similar names should've been expected, especially Lestrange. That's a famous wizarding family, it would've been weird had there not been at least one. I also don't think the Credence is a Dumbledore reveal is going to turn out being true, so I am going to hold judgement on that until the next movie. If he really is just Albus' younger brother, that's dumb and makes no sense.
     
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    I kind of like this theory.

     
  25. lazy bum

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    the entire original Harry Potter series is one long sequence of Dumbledore not telling Harry anything Harry doesn't begin to find out for himself. He keeps highly important shit secret from Harry all the time. He could absolutely have not discussed Credence.

    That said, I kinda agree with the preliminary theory that he's not really a Dumbledore.
     
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  26. football501

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    It’s not just Percival’s timeline but Kendra’s too imo. The wife and I were talking about what it would take for Creedence to be a sibling because this movie is set in 1927. Albus was born in 1881, Aberforth in 83 or 84 and Ariana in 85. It puts Kendra’s death in 1899 which means Creedecne has to be at minimum 27 years old and maybe a half brother because Percival went to Azkaban 5+ years prior to Kendra’s death.

    Also McGonagall’s listed birthday is in 1935 but the movie has us believe she’s 20+ and teaching in 1927...whoops
     
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  27. bigpig

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    My theory: Ariana obscurus latched onto Credence. He's not dumbledore's brother, but he's connected to Ariana in that way. I think GG is just lying about a Dumbledore brother so as not to tip off Credence of what he's carrying.

    I think that's JKRs big twist and as a novel-seeies twist it's perfect. It's not translating well to screen though but maybe it will by movie 3 or 4.
     
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  28. SugarShaun

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    Binge mode broke down the timeline and it can work. Credence is older than I (and the hosts) first realized.

    McGonagall though was sooooo bad. Also, Dumbledore was teaching DAtDA but McGonagall had said in the books that he was her Transfiguration teacher when she went to Hogwarts.
     
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  29. JeremyLambsFace

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    Could also be her mother

    Also wasn’t Dumbledore the Transfiguration Professor prior to Headmaster in the books
     
  30. SugarShaun

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    Binge Mode broke that down too. Not her mother, in fact there wasn’t a relative that was also named Minerva and they were saying she was called that in the movie

    Edit: Looked it up, the screenplay confirms it is Minerva McGonnagal. Her mother was named Isobel and her father was a muggle so not one of her relatives on his side.

    Pottermore says Dumbledore was her transfiguration teacher when she went to Hogwarts.
     
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    These podcasts yall are talking about... best way to listen on the road? I don't do podcasts so if you could explain it to me like i'm 5 that would be great. I have an android if that matters.
     
  32. Fargin' Icehole

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    Just got back from seeing the Cursed Child

    Highly recommended if you get a chance
     
  34. lazy bum

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    not canon
     
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  36. Truman

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    Just as Binge Mode is winding down. Good timing.
     
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  37. Truman

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    I listened to the first episode. I think I like this dude. The way he shits on Hermione is pretty funny actually.

    However, he knows that Snape is a good guy so that will take away a lot of suspense. I spent the entire second half of the series stressing out about it and flipping back and forth.
     
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    I was convinced that Snape was bad. Binge mode has done nothing but dunk on me for how dumb I was for not seeing the clues.
     
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  39. AlternativeFactsRule

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    He was a typical red herring.

    Then he killed Dumbledore.
     
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  40. Truman

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    They made good points about how JK really set it up to go either way which speaks to her brilliance.

    Also, I'll be glad when Binge Mode is over so I dont have to hear the following phrases awkwardly uttered by people who are trying to sound cool.

    -Dunked on
    - That was a strong flex
    - making everything into an innuendo.
    - There are more that I cant think of right now
     
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  41. Fargin' Icehole

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    "...my guy..."
     
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  42. Truman

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    Bad look for my guy
     
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  43. CF3234

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    Harry's good friend Tom
     
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    So. Much. Cringe.
     
  45. bigpig

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    I didn't first read the series until I was older so I assumed Snape was just as he appeared in Philosopher's Stone (seemingly bad but in hindsight good). When he killed Dumbledore I conceded that I'd been duped and that he really was evil, but even then I couldn't shake the possibility that I was being played. When I read he'd been named headmaster and that he was sitting there casually while the Muggle Studies teacher was killed, that's when I was finally convinced he was bad. I held on to that assumption until Harry saw his memory.

    Rowling played me like a fiddle.
     
  46. PeterGriffin

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    These two make me laugh. Call me childish, I like em. And I will get ever so slightly forlorn once Binge Mode has moved on.
     
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    I’m immature and still laugh at Vic “The Dick” Krum references
     
  48. NCHusker88

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    Yeah that was such a masterstroke. I was like 99% sure he was good until then. My reaction to the unbreakable vow at the beginning of Prince was, "Hm wonder how Snape gets out of this one." Then he killed Dumbledore and I was at a loss
     
  49. NCHusker88

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    Mallory is one of the biggest geeks I've ever encountered but I still like her.

    I think Jason is pretty hilarious
     
  50. Truman

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    This podcast started in 2016 and it’s still going and only at the end of Half Blood Prince. No way I’d be able to pace myself like that.
     
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