Thursday, February 12, 2015

Harry Potter MotW #77


Harry Potter Moment of the Week 

Harry Potter Moment of the week is a weekly meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share one favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!    For information on how to join up & for upcoming topics, click here.

Free Week

This week we get to pick our own topic and since I missed two pretty awesome topics during my Holiday hiatus, I decided to revisit one of them:

Favorite Death Eater

Now I'll be the first to admit that I don't hold much love for any of the Death Eaters.  In fact, in the books, I hated them right along with Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of the Order (Gryffindor Pride!) I did however grow to appreciate Bellatrix in the films, mostly because of my love for Helena Bonham Carter as an actress and the way she committed herself to portraying Bella with such reckless abandon. Other than her, there are only a couple other Death Eaters that deserve mention here:

Regulus Arcturus Black 

For being the first one to discover Riddle's secret, for going out of his way to get his hands on Riddle's stolen Slytherin locket, which was already a Horcrux, and for losing his life to the task. Clearly, the guy made some poor choices early on, but he had some of Sirius' bravery and smarts to him and he made the right choices in the end.  I just wish we could have gotten to know him a bit more...

Barty Crouch Jr.

Now, when I first read the books, I remember pitying this guy ^^  When he gets caught by his father, he pleads with him, begs him to give him the benefit of the doubt. I remember thinking Barty Senior was incredibly harsh, cold and calculating.  Of course, that was before he escaped from Azkaban, toyed with Harry all year and eventually set a trap to send Mr Potter directly to Voldemort.  After that, my sympathy pretty much went out the door....Until they cast my favorite actor to bring him to life. Uhm, yeah, this is a selfish pick on my end. I just wanted an excuse to look for gifs of this guy :D



4 comments:

  1. LOVE the David Tennant GIFs, obviously! ❤ It's funny because I was thinking of writing about my favorite bit of HP movie casting for this week's pick your own topic- which of course would be DT as Barty Crouch, Jr.! XD He's just so brilliant at every role he plays. ❤

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  2. I think I'd pick Regulus Black as well, he's probably just a result of bad family and pressure from everyone around him, and at least he did better in the end. :)
    And I can totally see why you picked Crouch... TEN IS GORGEOUS :D
    xx

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  3. RAB is a good choice :) I wish we had gotten to meet him at some point in the series.
    And I just finished watching David Tennant in Broadchurch!! Have you seen it yet?! SO good.

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  4. LOL What's funny is when we did the favorite Death Eater one, I didn't even THINK about RAB. I guess in my mind he had redeemed himself and wasn't a 'Death Eater' anymore. It perfectly fits though, and really he is a great choice here for turning things around and sacrificing himself in the end.

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