I have been a fan of the Harry Potter series since just before Order of the Phoenix came out (the book that is). I had heard of this "Harry Potter" phenomenon but thought it some tenny-bopper thing. My then girl-friend talked me into seeing Philosopher's Stone with her. I enjoyed it but still thought of it as a kid's film. Then when Chamber of Secrets came out I went with my girl-friend (now my fiancee) to see that as well. I couldn't really follow it, as I couldn't remember much of the first movie and the Basilisk freaked me out (I'm very afraid of snakes). When COS came out on DVD, we decided to watch them again so I could understand what was going on. The second time around I really enjoyed both movies. Then my fiancee (now my wife) reminded me that the movies were based on books, which I had forgotten. I decided to read them and I've been hooked on the series ever since!
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