Pop quiz, PopWatchers: You live on the East Coast and you’ve got roughly nine hours to go until the midnight screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. You haven’t seen the first seven flicks (or, you have, and just want to watch them all over again), and you’d need roughly 14 hours in order to catch up. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?
Why, you watch this ever-so-helpful YouTube video created by the Fine Brothers, of course. In just seven minutes, the online sketch comedy team, decked out in Potter-inspired gear, catch everyone up to speed on the epic saga. (I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure this is the plot of Source Code?)
Benny and Rafi Fine, whose fast-talking skills rival the FedEx guy, impressively — and hilariously — give the gist of a very detailed decade-long story by explaining key terms (a Muggle is a “non-magic folk, duh!”), sharing common criticisms (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is “the [most] pointless movie in the series”) and bringing up some confusing twists (why did the evil Slytherin house even exist in the first place?!). We’re going to watch this vid a few more times as a helpful catch-up guide before the saga goes “Evanesco!” Watch the full clip below.
What do you think of the Fine Brothers seven minute retelling of the Harry Potter series, PopWatchers? Helpful or did they still miss too much? Post as fast as you can in the comments section below.