Friday, July 17, 2009

ETTM: "Harry Potter"

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice review Moviebob. (the audio portion at least)

Speaking from the point of view of a fan who only wants you to gain more fans, could you cut down the amount of video just to give some of the text more time.

It's clear that you're well read and due to your 4 consecutive Twilight reviews, someone approaching superhuman levels of reading speed. I consider myself peak human, or maybe even enhanced human on a good day ,but i still cannot assimilate 4 lines of text in the time equivalent of an average Michael Bay shot.

just FYI

Keep up the awesome work!

Dustin said...

You asked whether people who had read the books agreed with your assessment that the main conflict in the series is how the wizarding world should deal with muggle world. I do not. There are instances where the heroes take steps to protect normal humans, but this seems to be more of a tangent to the main conflict which is set primarily in the wizarding world. To me, Lord V. isn't really looking to wage war on humans Magneto style. He's more looking to just subjugate everyone in general, wizard and muggle alike. Also, the good guys aren't looking to peacefully co-exist either. In the books, wizards have their own governing bodies, laws, courts, currency etc. and prefer not to get mixed up in human affairs at all. The X-men seem a little more willing/eager to engage human society.

Dustin said...

Also, I'm a little surprised you haven't read the series. I guarantee you its better than Twilight. Who knows, to reference one of your overthinker episodes, Harry Potter could be a Kirby moment for you.

untravaersil said...

Yeah, it does strike me as a little odd that you've never read the books. The funny thing is, while they may be primarily geared towards young kids, books 5, 6 and 7 happen to be a commentary on the unique ideology of Fascism vs. Liberalism. You can mostly see the fascist side being Voldemort's intent to rid the world of muggles, which directly correlates to Hitlers intent to rid the world of Jews.

Bob said...

Dustin-

There's no doubt in my mind that I will enjoy reading this series, despite having read and disregarded as not "all that" the first book back before it all blew up huge.

The fact is, I decided after liking the first movie that since I "got into" the franchise as a movie first I'd rather finish it that way and do the books when I was done with the movies. I want to read them as their own thing, not as "prep" for the films.

catsclaw said...

I'd like to watch the review, but the Flash window is bugged and the button to close the gigantic ad blocking the text on the bottom of the video is being drawn off the edge of the window. Brilliant!

I love how the Internet is becoming just like TV, only the ads now are even more invasive and harder to avoid. At this rate, we'll soon see paramilitary groups hired to break into your house in the middle of the night and hit you with clubs while singing the Rice Krispies jingle.

yunafonfabre said...

I can't even get the Flash window to load at all -- I've never had this trouble before.

tyra menendez said...

the thing i found interesting about the books, was that they grew *with* the audience. as the character matures, so does the writing. the first book was a pre-pubecent children's story. the last book, where they're all around 17, goes into what it means to become an adult.