Ok, ok, after we’ve all managed to catch our breath after the collective ARRGGHHHing, whether of excitement or despair, caused by the news that JK Rowling’s writing a new wizard thing, and after certain editors have got their rocks sufficiently off by blasting her for having the audacity to further explore her own intellectual property, let’s look at the situation with a little perspective, a phrase which here means “let’s give the girl some credit.” Here are the top ten reasons some of us are, let’s say “cautiously optimistic” about the Newt Scamander Saga.
Following the much anticipated opening of the new Harry Potter Studio Tour, we thought it was only fair that that we create a wipe-clean, drunk-friendly list of reasons you as human Muggles should part with your cash to essentially spend a few hours not being in the Harry Potter films. Presenting, the top 10 most pressing incentives to go and experience the magic of the films’ creation for yourself, as a handy acrostic poem (Dumbledore bloody LOVES this kind of stuff).
Whiskey and Britishness, hurrah!
Except this whole story rests on a false dichotomy. Doesn’t it, The Internet?
It’s that time of the week again where we try and think of something to bicker about late this Friday afternoon. What is it this week? Well, you have to accept it though you might not believe it – Harry Potter! It appears that SOME people don’t think it’s worth the time of day, while others (ok, most) think it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Ready, steady, DUEL!
Well, there are 8 movies, and two of them have been in 3D, so…yeah.
JK Rowling is currently ordering a solid platinum iPad to run Pottermore off. And laughing.
As the Harry Potter novels devoured increasing chunks of woodland in its pursuit of pages, the film series somehow managed to rein itself in despite the books’ increasingly labyrinthine plot arcs. In an attempt to highlight the best scenes lost in translation (that is, not even filmed as DVD extras), here is a (potentially spoilerific) list of moments you might have missed.