If last weekend’s box office receipts are any indication, the kids do seem to really like this new Harry Potter flick. I haven’t seen the movie, and have no idea how it adds to the Harry Potter Universe, but they seem to get a big kick out of it.
It seems like teenage angst + some kind of magic creature = box office gold. And the formula continues in this newest installtment of the Harry Potter franchise. Acclaimed scribe JJ Rollins has hit another homerun with this movie about ogres/leprechauns/hunchbacks of Notre Dame, or whatever the main characters are in this fantasy film that dorks everywhere will cherish.
Apparently, this movie has a pretty compelling love story. Again, I’m not familiar with anything about it and I haven’t seen the movie, but I’d guess that Harry and his old pal Ron are up to their old tricks. Doing spells. Battling ghosts. Hollering at bitches. The usual. But from what I hear, there’s a love triangle involved in this one. Could it be for the heart of Princess Leia? Who knows? I always thought she’d end up with Ron, but time will tell.
Now, no fantasy epic can survive on straight romance alone, so there has to be some kind of captivating story in place to really grab your attention. Based on what people have told me about the books, I’d guess that in this one Ron and Harry need to throw a magic ring into a volcano in order to avoid the wrath of their archnemisis, The Evil Eye. From what I’ve heard, it’s not an easy task. I’m almost certain I heard that on their path they battle more than their fair share of Gremlins.
But of course, no adventure such as this is complete without a wise mentor to guide the way. I’m positive that this film will include Ron and Harry’s learned headmaster, Lord Dumbledore. Hopefully they will continue to use the same actor that’s filled the role in previous installments: a talking lion that sounds like Liam Neeson. Of course, all of this is merely window dressing for the final battle between Harry and Darth Voldemort.
Harry Potter and the Twilight New Moon has already taken the world by storm, and I for one cannot wait to see how this adaptation plays out. It will not only be interesting to see how they characterize Harry, but also the story’s supporting characters who aid Harry in his quest. Characters such as Ron, Hagrid, R2-D2, Batman, Abe Sapien, Aunt May, Sir Didimus, the Predator, Grimace, the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee, and Lieutenant Riggs. It will be interesting to see how they portray all those guys who I’m assuming are in this new Twilight movie based on shit I halfheartedly read on the Internet.
Gangly teens have been lining the streets outside the cinema to catch this one, and I for one hope they are not disappointed. After all, if George Lucas can’t get it right by now, that guy should just pack it up and retire.