Let’s look at the protagonists of “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter” and the many ways that their characters and story lines are reflective of each other. From their origins to the conclusion of the series, Luke and Harry follow much the same path.
Since the beginning of time (and by time, I mean “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”), I’ve always thought of Dumbledore as not only wise beyond his many, many… many… years, but as someone who was in a sense “ethically and morally superior”. He was the Wizard who could do no wrong; he was a role model, in particular to Harry, and as Headmaster of Hogwarts I had assumed a certain level of credibility attached to his name, at least to some degree. But as we continued to read on through the books and as the final pieces of the story fell into their rightful place, I found myself feeling a bit unsure of exactly where Dumbledore stood in my lineup of favorites. I mean, who was Dumbledore, really?
Books have always been a huge focal point in the Harry Potter series, and this is something that I both love and attribute to J.K. Rowling’s love of them herself. Throughout the series, we’re introduced to a number of different types of books and constantly reminded of their importance; from the book that almost ate Neville (think Prisoner of Azkaban, Care of Magical Creatures class) to Tom Riddle’s Diary to Severus’ copy of Advanced Potion-Making (Half-blood Prince) to even the Tale of Three Brothers, we are truly shown the importance of books and the information they hold. That being said, there’s one set of books that I think has been purposefully left a mystery; and that is the Restricted Section.
We’ve all been there. The moment when you realize your day might not be panning out the way you had planned while brushing your teeth that morning. Wherever you are in life, no one is safe from these instances of “Oh… oh no”. And in these moments, many a time I try to think about what Harry Potter would do.
When I found out that they were finally adapting one of my favorite books of all time into a movie – I will admit, I was really excited. Then I found out that Leonardo, then Tobey, then Carey, was to be in the film, and my heart skipped a beat. 2 1/2 of my favorite actors ever (Tobey is the half). Then it got delayed. Several times, if I recall. But finally, finally, a trailer came out.