Imagine plopping down on your couch with a nice freshly popped bag of popcorn as the opening scene of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone comes up on the tv screen.
The owl on the Privet Drive street sign turns it’s head towards Dumbledore walking up the road. Dumbledore is on a very urgent mission and so are you: you’ve sworn to watch all the Harry Potter movies in a single day. Awesome!
Now imagine that you don’t get up from that couch for another 20 hours…
That’s how long it’d take to watch all the Harry Potter movies back to back, talk about hardcore. Yes I’m a huge Harry Potter fan but I definitely would not attempt this. However, I have done a version of it a while ago.
Back before all but the last Harry Potter movie was out Jennifer and I decided to do a Harry Potter movie watching marathon one weekend. We bought all the provisions we’d need for the weekend: popcorn, soda, frozen pizza, nachos, etc, and then popped in the first DVD.
How did it go? Well I’m happy to report that overall it was an awesome experience. Overall lol. Seeing the movies one after another gave us a perspective on the Harry Potter story that you can’t get otherwise. And we had a great time talking about the different scenes and enjoying seeing everything in a party sort of atmosphere.
By the very end though it did get kind of grueling and at the last movie we sat there staring blankly at the tv and not talking much. And that was over 2 days, so I can’t imagine what it would be like to cram all the movies into a 1 day period with no sleep.
That said, I definitely do want to do a Harry Potter movie marathon again now that all the movies are out. I wouldn’t do it in a single day though, forget that crazy talk lol.
But I’ll probably set one up for a 3 day weekend sometime and make it another fun Harry Potter movie marathon… minus the sleep deprivation.