So I just finished rereading (or in my case, relistening because the Audio Books are great) the series, and I gotta say, I'd forgotten how good it was. It really is one of those series where you just want to keep reading and reading and reading and not put it down.
I feel like ranking the books would be a disservice to them, as I only had a handful of problems throughout them. I will say that I disliked how Book 7 handled it's ending. It's just enough information to peak interest, but not enough to satisfy. I also felt that Hufflepuff was a bit underrepresented throughout the series. Sure, you've got characters like Hannah Abbot and Ernie Macmillon, but both are more background characters. In Ravenclaw, you've got Luna and Cho. In Slytherin, you've got Malfoy and co. Gryffindor is duh. IDK, I just feel like I didn't learn as much about Hufflepuff and their members as the other houses.
I mentioned this in the Modcast episode we did on HP, but I feel that Harry Potter's strong suit, much like Bionicle, is its worldbuilding. Beginning with GoF, we see how wizards interact in the world outside of the British Isles, and shows the possibilities the series has. Literally every area of the planet has its own wizards, and to me, that's really cool.
I haven't rewatched the movies yet, but from what I remember of them (especially the latter ones), they don't give an especially fantastic portrayal of their sources. One such instance is in the last movie, where Harry and Voldemort, instead of dueling amidst a crowd of people, shoot their fancy lasers alone in a courtyard somewhere.
also harry doesnt repair his wand so he literally has no wand at the end of the movie
Overall, the books are great, the movies are alright, and this isn't news to anyone because literally no one says they're not amazing.
that's all i got
gryffindors for life i guess