As the eighth and final Harry Potter movie hits theaters, Slate V offers a rapid-fire recap of the first seven.
Also in Slate, Dana Stevens reviews Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Dan Kois explains how one director saved the whole film franchise. Two Slate editors and their kids discuss Deathly Hallows the book. Plus: Two " Potter virgins" go see the final film without having seen any of the previous movies or read any of the books.