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WTF: Is Voldemort Harry Potter’s tamest villain?

WTF: Is Voldemort Harry Potter’s tamest villain?

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is actually fairly tame
Nov 18, 2010

As the latest Harry Potter instalment hits Aussie cinemas today, I’ll keep this week’s WTF short and simple so y’all can rush out to see it. As you would imagine, we here at CPR enjoy talking about HP season profusely every time it comes around again, so check out or latest review and commentary.

With the series drawing nearer and nearer to a close, and with the ending already written in ink, turning deeper into the source material and the cinematic translations they have produced is the only way we fans – like junkies afraid of losing the high – can make the most out of knowing what is coming. Now despite the love, there are also many things from The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 which could be deemed WTF worthy: the lack of Snape, the cliff-hanger that wasn’t and geeky Rupert Grint’s  weirdly muscular man-shoulders.

But the one thing that really caught me off guard, and has provoked an great list from Mack Rawden over at Cinema Blend, is the startling realisation that LORD VOLDEMORT – yeah, I said his name; yelled it even – is not the scariest dude in the movie. Sure, he murdered Harry’s parents and stole his childhood, psychotically craves the power to rule the wizarding world and condemns all oblivious muggles to the next life, but Voldey is overshadowed by a number of other J.K Rowling creations. Looking back, this isn’t a phenomenon restricted to the latest release either…

So I ask: who from the HP movies gives you the biggest creeps?
Let us know in the comments section below.

I know for me I’d rather eat slugs and face a stinging charm while riding a giant beneath the Whomping Willow than spend a minute alone with that crazy lady in pink, Dolores Umbridge…

Category: Opinion
Date Published: November 18th, 2010
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