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A Quick and Dirty Primer To Watch Before Seeing ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’

I spent at least half an hour yesterday in my kitchen trying to explain the smaller details of the Harry Potter movie universe to my wife, and I found myself forgetting a lot. Names, dates, why things happened the way they did, how to cure a case of the Mudbloods.

Fortunately, Warners has put out this video. Will it fill in all the details? No. But it will provide a decent enough refresher by showing moments from the previous films.

It’s effectively a long-form trailer for all the movies, delivered in a brisk 5 minutes, but it will probably have you slapping your forehead a few times when you remember one of the millions of details you temporarily forgot. Or, it might just be a great bit of instant nostalgia. Either way, it’s a pretty sweet video.

You’re dressing up, aren’t you?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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