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Old 24-08-2013, 21:15
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I never understood the popularity of Harry Potter.
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:17
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Whenever they show the films on TV I usually leave the room. My partner tends to watch them though so it can be annoying.
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:18
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You could say the same about kind of franchise, doctor who, starwars, there all a franchise
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:19
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Harry Potter is the best, I love it, I can sit in my bedroom for hours watching them over and over again
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:19
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I've never seen them. Well i watched half of the first one, then realised it wasn't my thing.
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:20
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it's a bit like Marmite, You either love it or Hate it.
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:20
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I'm not a fan but it will always annoy me that the theme park wasn't built here in the UK
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:20
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Not sure why but I watch them when they are being shown on TV even though I have the Bluray set.
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:22
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I love Harry Potter. The books are great for encouraging children to read and the films are suitable for the whole family to watch together - no bad language and very moderate violence. The stories are great for a bit of escapism... they're not meant to be classic works of literature!

I'm off to do the Harry Potter film studio tour next weekend - can't wait!!
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:23
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I've never seen any of the movies, but I'm not against them in any way.
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:30
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I don't mind them but I think they are overrated, each to their own though.
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:46
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I never understood the popularity of Harry Potter.
Do you actually hate it, or just not like it much?
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:48
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I don't think I've ever watched any of them from start to finish. Not sure I ever will.
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:48
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I still favour Jill Murphy's "The Worst Witch" books myself.

I also still reckon JK stole her basic idea.
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:49
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It's get kids reading. which is good
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:51
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The films always felt more style over substance but i've never sat down to properly watch one.

I read a few of the books but stopped around 3 or 4. They got quite repetitive, but I do appreciate this whole Hogwarts world JKR created. We all need some escapism from time to time!
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Old 24-08-2013, 21:55
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I like them. The books were good and the films were enjoyable (the final film was particularly good), but I wouldn't Harry Potter is my favourite franchise.
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Old 24-08-2013, 22:01
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I love Harry Potter. The books are great for encouraging children to read and the films are suitable for the whole family to watch together - no bad language and very moderate violence. The stories are great for a bit of escapism... they're not meant to be classic works of literature!

I'm off to do the Harry Potter film studio tour next weekend - can't wait!!
Ooh I went a few weeks ago, you'll love it, it was brilliant, also the shop was BREATHTAKING, they had things I wouldn't even have thought of making available to buy.
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Old 24-08-2013, 22:17
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I don't hate it as such, but I never really got into it or got the whole appeal of it. I have read the books (bar the last one which is when I kinda got bored and went off reading!) and I have seen the movies (again bar the last one because I want to read the book first, if I ever get around to it) and I just don't really get it. And I usually really like stuff of that kind of genre!
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Old 24-08-2013, 22:17
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It doesn't appeal to my demographic.

I am a fan of films like The Godfather, Goodfellas, Get Carter, Taxi Driver, etc etc. What would be the point in hating silly children's films?
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Old 24-08-2013, 22:30
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I dislike the Harry Potter franchise. I've got loads of friends around the same age (and older) who are really obsessed about Harry Potter and considering they would have been nearing 20 when the books took off and don't have kids, I can only label them as saddos.

I had to sit through some of a Harry Potter film when my cousins visited. Needless to say I made my excuses and went out.
I can sort of understand the appeal of Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit (don't like it myself) and Narnia but I do think Harry Potter is overrated and I don't give it the time of day.

Each to their own.

It has made for some good spoofs though. One of my favourites was the Nigel Planter character in Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
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Old 24-08-2013, 22:45
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Someone who would sympathise with the thread premise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARa2eQ4Rqk0
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Old 24-08-2013, 23:20
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I don't hate them, but probably due to age, never got into them.
I must admit to being a bit envious of those who managed to entwine their childhood and growing up with the books and films. It must have been quite special if your were a fan.
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Old 24-08-2013, 23:33
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It doesn't appeal to my demographic.

I am a fan of films like The Godfather, Goodfellas, Get Carter, Taxi Driver, etc etc. What would be the point in hating silly children's films?
I do not think that word means what you think it means.

(Cookie for the first one to name the film that quote comes from)
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Old 24-08-2013, 23:35
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I enjoyed the books. I've not seen any of the films.

I'm glad I read the books first, as it meant I used my own imagination on the text, rather than just reproducing images from the films.

From what I've heard of the films, they've left a lot of good stuffs from the books out, and pared down the stories. It's put me off wanting to see the films, as I'm thinking it could spoil my good memories of the stories,
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