Saturday, July 23, 2011


I must write a post about this....

All I really gotta say is this: If you have read all the books or seen all the movies, you need to see this one. It's a masterpiece, a crowning achievement that lived up to its hype, and a glorious final act in the Harry Potter saga. Well done, Harry. Well done.

On a similar note, I'd like to tip my hat to J.K. Rowling, for she has successfully changed the world through these books. Harry Potter is a social phenomenon. What American child doesn't know who Harry Potter is? Who doesn't recognize the iconic round glasses or the lightning bolt scar? Even if you haven't read the books or seen the movies, you know who Harry Potter is! You recognize the characters, the spells, the costumes, the magic!

Harry Potter will never be last year's fad. I'm sure generations to come will read the books and watch the movies and regard them as classics. But they are not going to remember the series as a great technical achievement or as a great example of cinematic or literary prowess. People will continue to read this series because the story is such an important chapter in pop culture history. People will remember it as the series that swept all of the Western masses off its feet into a new world of whimsy. Harry Potter has become an eternal part of our culture. And the magic will never die.


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