Continuing our series of Harry Potter reviews, we now reach The Goblet of Fire, also known as “The one where Ron is a terrible human being.”
The third installment in the Harry Potter franchise is less thematically poignant than the previous two films. But it’s also more technically accomplished and emotionally compelling.
The term best-selling franchise really is an understatement. Harry Potter is such a fandom, such a sensation, that Barnes and Noble stores were mobbed at midnight release days. Having spawned seven books, nine movies, and a nearly unnumerable amount of spin-off material, Harry Potter is a resounding success, as well as the definitive Young Adult franchise.
Book adaptations are funny things. They can either drive you to love the book and the story even more, or they can ruin the entire experience for you. They’ve also become much more popular in Hollywood in the past few years. Examples of this just in the past year or two include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Fault in Our Stars, The Moral Instruments: City of Bones, Divergent, The Hobbit, and The Giver, just to name a few. The quality of adaptations in the past few years has been varied and unpredictable, so here is a list of some our favorite, and not-so-favorite, book adaptations to come to the big screen.
Teen fads come and go almost as rapidly as your sister changes purses, but since the majority of them in the last couple decades have involved fantasy elements, it’s important to nail down what implications the genre has for the Christian worldview.
If you’re a Harry Potter freak (guilty here), then you might have a good kind of freak-out moment: J.K. Rowling has written a new Harry Potter story.