The REAL Magic!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 | Author: Kim

With the opening of the final chapter of the Harry Potter movie saga this weekend, there really is no way to escape Potter fever.  Everyone has jumped on board.  Those most loyal, of course, have been awaiting this moment for years.  We’ve been sitting on the edge of our seats, going crazy with anticipation.  We’ve debated, analyzed, done everything we could to soak in every moment leading up to the final moments.

With this being the end of the incredible saga, lists are sprouting up everywhere. From the greatest moments in Potter to the best one-liners to your favorite magical creatures. Time Magazine recently released their list of the Top 10 magic spells in the series.  I must say, I don’t agree with most of the list.

Of course, in terms of magical spells, Expecto Patronum has played the most important part.  It has been the most powerful spell for the viewer.  The second Harry utters those words, chills run through our spines and the tiny hairs on the back of our necks prick up.  Those two small words hold so much power and so much meaning.  They’ve saved Harry and his crew more times than we can count.  And so I completely agree that this would be the top of the top in terms of magical spells.

Coming in scond on Time’s list is a flyig charm. Here, I disagree.  Yes, a flying charm is amazing.  And has played an important role in the series.  We all remember Ron and Harry hijacking a Ford Anglia in their second year.  And Hagrid’s flying motorcycle has an important place that goes under the radar in the series. But to say that it is one of the best spells? I disagree.

Have we forgotten the second year, when Ron was jinxed to barf slugs?  Anyone that has played the Lego Harry Potter game can attest to that spell being quite useful as well as humorous.  And what about the ever important Expelliarmus? Has one spell ever really helped Harry more? Personally, I am a fan of Petrificus Totalus. It has proved useful in so many ways, to both good and evil forces.

Never seen in the films themselves, I find that Muffliato would be incredibly useful and cool.  I’ve been a student, I’ve wanted to have secret conversations with friends.  Nothing would be more useful than a spell to muffle someone’s hearing.

What do you think? If you had to pick a favorite spell, what would yours be?

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  1. Katherine says:

    I have to agree with you, those were not my favourite spells either. But they were “coolest” spells.

    Expecto Patronum is an amazing spell, because of what it means, for us and for Jo. It is that ray of hope against all darkness and depression.

    I also love expelliarmus, because it is a way to fight back, without becoming as bad as the one you are fighting.

    Finally episkey, because it helps others, and cant be used for ill.