- Yaaas, we’ve made it to Half-Blood Prince!!
- I must have seen this movie three times in the theater—I remember it being the most fun of the “dark” Potter movies
- “I come by the stuffing naturally” is the new “more to love”
- We spend a great deal of the early movies watching Dumbledore turn on lights and microphone his voice, so it is great to see his magic pop off from the beginning
- The Harry-Ginny romance is convincing for exactly 0 seconds
- The moment Snape swish-and-flicks Wormtail out of his room is the moment we know this is really Snape’s movie and we’re all just watching it
- Each new cast member is worthy of an award: Helen McCroy is brilliantly tortured as Mrs. Malfoy, Jim Broadbent is superiorly silly as Slughorn, and Freddie Stroma is spot-on as the wizard jock boy
- I don’t understand why no one has bought me Luna’s groovy glasses?
- This is by a wide margin the most hilarious of the films, I could not stop chuckling throughout
- The hormones are RAGING at every turn
- I must give Fumbledore credit where it’s due, this is the best portrayal of Dumbles throughout the eight Potter movies
- I really identify with Hermione’s big Monica Geller energy when someone is doing better in class than her
- I will never deliver a line as exceptionally as Rickman delivers, “You just…know?”
- Luna’s casual lion hat is the future of fashion
- Professor Slughorn is every college English professor who cannot stop using students to fill their social calendar
- I’ve never understood why Sabretooth from X-Men shows up in this movie as a Death Eater
- The Draco v. Harry duel is thrilling and the accidental near-murder of Malfoy really shows off Harry’s powers
- Lucky Harry is the best version of Harry throughout
- The sheer amount of drugged and drunkenness in this movie is next level
- The horcrux situation will never cease to confuse me
- The clocktower sequence is one of the best in the entire franchise
The Final Potion
Harry Potter and the Horny, Hammered Warlocks is a high point for the series on a technical, narrative, tonal, and thematic level. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, thrilling and sweet, and gorgeous and gloomy, episode six is everything.