So here’s my final review on the Harry Potter films. Someone told me they get increasingly better. If totally agree. In sfx and in tone. That first one isn’t Phantom Menace bad, but it wasn’t great. I did find myself looking them more and more and as the “danger” got bigger and more serious. In the end, it was very Star Wars. The kids were padawans. There were good wizards and bad ones. There was corruption in the order. Luke (Harry) was the main hero while Han (Ron) and Leia (Hermione) got together when they first hated each other. The old teacher (Ben) is killed by a master who wears black. All in all they were fun and I enjoyed the ending when you saw them older. I wish they would have shown the school 19 years later, but that’s nit picky.
Reading through the top reviewed Harry Potter fanfictions .. and found something with 11,000+ reviews… A majority of the reviews are expressions of distaste. And reading the summary… I can see why… Someone tried to take Harry Potter, and turn it into a story of Christianity… whilst also bashing other religions. I think it’s satire… I really hope it’s satire… The title of the fic is called “Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles.” Now… I’m not religious… and there is nothing wrong with religion… but no… just no… Here’s the summary: “Do you want your little ones to read books; and they want to read the Harry Potter Books; but you do not want them to turn into witches? Well-this is the story for you! This story has all the adventure of JKR’s books; but will not lead your children astray. For concerned mommies everywhere! Blessings! Grace Ann”