I don’t like Harry Potter.
I haven’t read the books, not due to laziness but rather due to a sense that if everyone’s reading and liking something, chances are it actually sucks. Besides, when you know The Worst Witch has existed since the 80’s, the words “rip” and “off” spring to mind. Let me refresh your memory:
That’s the series btw. But yeah, see! The school for witches, the horrendous acting and the witch teachers are all there and were already there for ages before those HP kids even existed.
I’m not here to bitch about the dull, poorly executed, lazy Harry Potter franchise though (woops), rather to talk about something which came to my attention when reading reviews for the latest (and final) instalment. After the snoozefest that was Half-Blood Prince, I decided not to witness whatever came next so I only have reviews and on-set photos to back me up but perhaps, just perhaps…that might be sufficient.
Basically, in the books (SPOILERS) I hear that all three kids live happily ever after, get married and have kids (yawn!). I also hear that we get to see old Harry, old Ron, old Hermione and old that-blonde-kid at the end of Deathly Hallows Part 2. So here we go:
Remember the last time Daniel Radcliffe tried to look old?
So if you look back at the old Harry pics above, one thing you’ll find that pops into your head (besides shame) is Back To The Future 2. Yes. The film that made ageing young actors hip. Old Harry IS…
Old Marty McFly.
It’s uncanny. Now lets look at the rest of the gang.
Ron needs more bling. That’s all I gotta say.
Can I just take a moment and direct your attention to the fact that this is all real and IN THE MOVIE? Ok. Moving on.
Anyway, by all means go check out the latest HP flick but just remember WHAT you’re watching.