Dredging this thread up. I spent most of yesterday and today watching all 8 Potter films. I've been reading through the series again, just started Half Blood Prince, but had sort of planned the marathon a while ago.
When we went to Celebration VI this year, I went to Universal again to see the HP attraction and on th way out picked up a couple bottles of Pumpkin Juice and a chocolate frog and figured a marathon was a good time to for them. It takes about 20 hours to watch everything so I watched the first 4 movies yesterday and finished the rest off today. It was a really lazy way to spend the holiday but it was fun.
With the books fresh in my mind, I've seen the movies more, it surprised me how much GoF, OotP and HBP were changed. The first time I'd read the novels it had been a while since I'd seen a couple of the films and vice versa next time I saw the movies. The first three films (w/ some variances in Prisoner) are pretty accurate so I guess I forgot how different the next three are. I still love the movies, but I think I'm a little less impressed with their interpretations than I have been in the past.
And I'm still not at all happy with the end of Deathly Hallows 2 when Harry doesn't fix his busted wand.
Still have to finish off reading HBP and then read the DH, though.