As highly as I think of the Harry Potter movies, they are still far from perfect. While sitting in the theater or enjoying these movies from home, I'm usually so lost in the story that I don't notice of the small mistakes here and there. And quite frankly, those small mistakes never really bug me. I'm usually more concerned with how true they stay to the source material!
Thanks to the lovely people over at Moviemistakes.com, I'm finally able to see some of the goofs that are usually masked by crafty editing. The visible props, crew, and various continuity errors that I would have never noticed have been spotted and documented by this team of eagle-eyed fans.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
*sings* Stunt doubles seen, and candles with strings, these are a few of my favorite things!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Professor Snape! Watch out for that older gentleman posing among the students and filming your wizardry before he spreads the word to the rest of the Muggles!
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
It would appear that the Dursley's home was remodeled between takes. It looks they hired Harry and Hermione for the job given their new hunchbacks.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
I can almost guarantee that Neville would be the person casually adjusting his shoes around his neck trying to make sure that he looks aloof enough.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Apparently Seamus Finnigan suffers a similar affliction as Primrose Everdeen. Maybe we should start calling him "little duck" as well.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Bonus points to Moviemistakes for catching Harry's derp face.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2
It looks like these movies could have alternately been titled Harry Potter and the Case of the Moving Miscellaneous Objects or Harry Potter and the Inexplicable Architectural Changes.Of course, we make fun of it because we love it. None of these small mistakes really take away from the magic of Harry Potter, especially because I wouldn't have even noticed most of them if they hadn't been pointed out to me. If anything, it's a nice reminder that a lot of time and effort went into making these movies. Shoutout to hardworking crew members who snuck in a quick - but accidental - bit of camera time!
To see even more movie mistakes from the Harry Potter series and pretty much any other movie, head over to Moviemistakes.com!