This has been a great year for the Harry Potter Universe. While J.K Rowling has said she is “done” with the actual stories about Potter, she has delved in to the world of playwright and screenwriter to experiment in her wonderful world of witches and wizards. The hype surrounding Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been building for almost two years now. This story features Eddie Redmayne playing Newt Scamander, the famous author of the textbook by the same name as the title. Those of us true Harry Potter fans already read Rowling’s version of the text book when it came out in paperback way back when, but now there’s a whole story to surround the making of aid textbook. This week I dove back in to the Potterverse head first, and here’s my spoiler filled review of them movie.
“The scar had not pained Harry for 19 years. All was well.”
The last sentence of the final Harry Potter installment, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, has been such a source of confusion for many of us in the fandom for so long. Would Queen Joanne Rowling bestow us with some more wizard goodness? Or was she just J.K? (I’ve been working on that for weeks, don’t hate.) With the recent release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a theatrical production in London’s West End, came answers to so many of our burning Harry Potter questions, and allowed us to travel back to Hogwarts once more. Except, oh wait, I don’t have unlimited funds to fly to London, so the release of the script will have to do!
Although I didn’t do the midnight release, I did read ‘Cursed Child’ within a matter of hours, staying up all night to finish it. The fandom is almost divided on their opinions of the continuation of our beloved Harry Potter series. I don’t see many in between responses: many people loved it or hated it. I mean, like, REALLY hated it. I saw a gif on Tumblr of someone burning their copy. It’s insane. But, if you wanted my opinion on this, look no further! [Warning: I’m going to have a ton of spoilers. So if you haven’t read the book and are planning to do so, spoiler free, you should probably save this article for later.]
Hello again all you Pottermore Members, and happy Friday the 13th! Today I want to bring you a review of a movie starring none other than Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter. This movie was in the dark fantasy thriller genre, and was one of the first times we Rowling fans got to witness Potter as a muggle. I am sure you were just as curious as I was, just like when Radcliffe starred in that play as a crazy stable boy, right? Come on, admit it, we’re all curious to see whom we think of as The Boy Who Lived move on to a world beyond Hogwarts. Well await no more, continue onward for my spoiler filled review.
Let me say this first. I am not a violent man. Most of the time, I actually hate when things come to blows, unless it’s in a fictional universe where no one is actually getting hurt. That sort of violence gets my blood going. Real violence however, is not something I usually condone. Now, before you all get bent out of shape at me calling people out, this is a work of fiction, and the people who are involved are not real. So calm the fuck down already. You calm? Good.
When I get involved in something, I tend to get a bit overzealous sometimes. What I mean by that is that I fully commit to whatever I am into, to the point that sometimes I will even get something drawn onto my skin permanently from whatever universe I happen to be traversing (Runes? Is that what they’re called?) Needless to say, I get emotionally and sometimes physically involved in my passions. I don’t do half assed when it comes to things I like. You should all know that by now.
The reason I am telling you this is because sometimes, we all get seriously heated at certain things and people that are involved in our favorite pass times. I know a lot of you would love to punch a villain from your favorite series right in the face, and if given the golden ticket from Last Action Hero, you would all gladly jump into the screen and piss on their burned and beaten corpse. Luckily, being the goddamn sorcerer and lover of the dark arts that I am, I am in a prime position to facilitate that. I came up with a list of 4 motherfuckers that I harbored a deep hatred for, showed up on their home turf….and went to fucking war. Also, did you guys know the golden ticket works on books too? Makes things a lot easier for me.
Alrighty there geeks, get ready for an epic post from Lilith here, one where you are going to get to know Lilith more personally than you’ve ever encountered before on this blog. This post is one I have been thinking about writing since I joined the band of evil geeks. That’s right my diabolical followers, I am going to go all Arthur Harkness on your asses this post and expose some of my heart to you.
Let me give you a little background first: you all know I am passionate about everything science fiction and fantasy related, especially TV shows and novels. But there is another subset of this genre that motivates me almost every day. And that is the soundtrack counterpart to many of these shows and movies. I am a lover of music in general, and I also spend a lot of time running as my favorite outdoor activity, always accompanied by my trusty iPod sidekick. Running has become another way for me to travel to another world, as my iPod is full of theme songs from Game of Thrones, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fringe, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and The Walking Dead to name a few. So today I am going to bring you a top 5: Lilith’s Top 5 Musical Moments of the Movies. And with this new post, I am also going to challenge all of my geek brothers. Kang, Harkness, C-Mart, Biff, Big Evil, Greekimus: you have all been challenged. Take your time my geeky brethren, but I look forward to reading about your top 5 musical movie moments. And to all my geeky subjects out there, continue on for a sliver of a glimpse in to Lilith’s musical mind.
I bet you thought you were only getting one from me this week. Well guess again. Welcome you heathens to a round of me doing something I do not do regularly; admit that I was wrong. One of the hardest and most painful things to do is admit that you were wrong when you clearly thought you weren’t. Nobody likes to see that “Told you so” face, especially me. Usually I just tend to smash in the face of the one giving it to me, but sometimes I just can’t. So, in regards to me admitting I am wrong, it comes time to fess up and face what I was so wrong about. We all have to someday, and that tme is nigh for your boy, Arthur.
I tend to form opinions on certain things without giving it a proper shot. Less so today than in the past, but I still have my old habits occasionally. I have compiled a modest list of certain things that I had deemed complete bullshit a while ago but now have a certain, shall we say obsession with. I won’t bog you all down with each and every one, but I will give you some of the more major/popular ones. And once again, just so we are all aware, it pains me to admit that I have buried these works at one point in my life. Here we go.
- Harry Potter