Watch a Harry Potter look-alike try to get to Hogwarts from Penn Station
Improv Everywhere staged a re-creation of the Harry Potter flicks as part of its Movies in Real Life series—and it's pretty adorable
Tue Nov 19 2013
Screen shot via Improv Everywhere
Even the biggest hater of whimsical pranks (um, not that we're talking about anyone in particular) will likely be charmed by the latest installment of Improv Everywhere's Movies in Real Life series. This week in Penn Station, the group staged a reenactment (of sorts) of the first Harry Potter movie: A dark-haired kid in glasses (with a lightning-shaped scar, of course) wandered through the train depot asking for directions to Platform 9 3/4, all while schlepping a cart with a caged owl (Hedwig!) and a trunk.
The concept itself is cute, but we love the reactions of bystanders even more, especially the woman who told the Daniel Radcliffe look-alike that he needs to "run really hard at the pillar—you'll get there." New Yorkers, you're the best sometimes.
Check out the video below, and keep an eye on IE's YouTube page to see what movie they take on next. New episodes go up every Tuesday.
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