Harry Potter is one of the most beloved franchises of all time. Introducing an intricate world that any audience member could get lost in, this franchise worked for many reasons like the nostalgic feeling that the early films possess and the darker tones adapted by the latter films, help it feel as though the viewer is growing up with the characters that they see on screen. This, in reality, was the case for many, who became fans of the franchise as each film came out, growing up with the main three actors, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.
The success that this film series saw is truly spectacular, with almost all of the original eight films making close to a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Despite this success, it only only natural that some films do better than others, as is the case with any franchise. With it comes to this one in particular, the worst-rated film from this franchise is one of the fan favorites and surprisingly, isn’t the one that Radcliffe hates the most.
Which is the Worst Harry Potter Film?
The Harry Potter franchise’s second film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is one that occupies a special place in the hearts of fans for many reasons. It stands out from the other films in its own way, giving us the first actual introduction to the character of Tom Riddle, as well as increasing the intrigue into Harry’s connection with the Slytherin House and his personal connection with Voldemort. Unfortunately for fans of this film, despite these aspects of it, it is the lowest-rated film from the franchise.
Standing at a 7.4 rating on IMDb, the film holds the lowest rating according to critics on this site. On the other side of this spectrum is the highest-rated film, which is arguably the most loved by fans of the franchise. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part – 2, holds a rating of 8.1 on the side, being the most critically acclaimed film from the franchise.
Which Harry Potter film Does Daniel Radcliffe Hate The Most?
Despite the fact that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the most poorly rated film to come out of the franchise, it is not the one that Daniel Radcliffe dislikes the most. During an interview with Daily Mail, the actor talked about the fact that the film that he hated the most from this franchise was that of the 2009 film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
It’s hard to watch a film like ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ because I’m just not very good in it. I hate it,” Radcliffe told. “My acting is very one-note and I can see I got complacent and what I was trying to do just didn’t come across.”
He stated his reason for this, explaining that he did not like this film because he believed that his performance in it wasn’t his strongest compared to his other works. He explained that what he was trying to portray in this film, a smug sort of aura for his character, was something that he things did not come off well, making the character seem two-dimensional. He added that this was the reason why he found it difficult to watch this movie.