My Evaluation of the “Harry Potter” Books and Movies

I understand why most people prefer the “Harry Potter” books over the movies. They have more details, characters, character development, and much more. Examples include: Backstories of different characters, especially the marauders (Sirius, James, Lupin, and Pettigrew) SPEW (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare) Peeves the poltergeist  Sometimes, the events in the films couldContinue reading “My Evaluation of the “Harry Potter” Books and Movies”

“Harry Potter” Mystery: Why Does Dumbledore Get a Say in Where Harry Lives?

For anyone who enjoys and knows a lot about “Harry Potter,” it’s probably common knowledge that Dumbledore has a say in where Harry lives. He orders Hagrid to take Harry to his aunt and uncle after Sirius requested to take him in back in 1981. He demands that Harry live there and calls it homeContinue reading ““Harry Potter” Mystery: Why Does Dumbledore Get a Say in Where Harry Lives?”

“Harry Potter” Mystery: Do Wizards’ Brains Work Differently Than Muggles’?

Whether you’re a die-hard “Harry Potter” fan or just know a little bit about the series, like if you’re just starting to read the books or watch the films, you might notice how different wizards and witches are from muggles (non-magical people). This could be due to the International Statue of Secrecy, where magicians must hide their magic and facts about the wizarding world to muggles.

Unpopular “Harry Potter” Opinion: Harry Was Not Really Safe with the Dursleys

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this may sound odd to you. And you might disagree with me. But unlike other fans, I don’t think Harry was exactly the safest with his blood relatives, especially due to how horribly they treated him. Yes, he had to live there because of the protection that would keepContinue reading “Unpopular “Harry Potter” Opinion: Harry Was Not Really Safe with the Dursleys”

“Harry Potter” Mystery: Does J.K. Rowling Really Know What 20-Somethings Look Like?

I bet you are not surprised by my question. A lot of the adults in the “Harry Potter” universe are portrayed as much older – at least by 10 years, if not, more. The most obvious ones are Harry’s parents, Lily and James. If you have read or watched either seventh installment (part 1 inContinue reading ““Harry Potter” Mystery: Does J.K. Rowling Really Know What 20-Somethings Look Like?”

“Harry Potter” Mystery: Do Wizards Care About Cleanliness or Sanitation?

While many “Harry Potter” fans point out how wizards don’t always care about safety, despite the characters claiming so, few have noticed the seemingly little care involved with cleanliness and sanitation too.

“Harry Potter” Mystery: The “Missing Month” in “The Sorcerer’s Stone” Film (2001)

Many discuss the “missing day” in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” between the night Lily and James died and the next evening when Hagrid delivers Baby Harry to his aunt and uncle. But fewer talk about the “missing month” in the film.

Alohomora! Review for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016)

The first installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” film series began in 2016. It’s a spinoff and continuation of the “Harry Potter” universe, but is set 70 years before the “Harry Potter” series is set (1991-1998). The second movie will come out this November 2018. There will be five films.

“Harry Potter” Mystery: What Would Happen if Students Put Other Phrases in the Goblet of Fire?

For all you Potterheads, or even casual fans, the goblet of fire is an enchanted object where students from three different European magic schools (including Hogwarts) submit their names for Tri-Wizard Tournament participation. If their names are selected, then they are to compete in the tournament, featuring 3 extremely perilous tasks. Because of that, a student must be at least 17 years old to join.

Harry Potter Mystery: Why Don’t We Hear About Wizards with Disabilities?

Disabilities are never mentioned in “Harry Potter”, except for a blind wizard that didn’t make it to the books and the possibility of Professor McGonagall being in a wheelchair temporarily. But we never hear about wizards and witches who are deaf, mute, or have other physical or neurological disabilities. There have been no clues to special ed at Hogwarts or handicapped pathways or restrooms in the wizarding world.