I've been watching all the buzz surrounding "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" and found myself envious of the sheer excitement all the fans are feeling. Since I love fantasy series like Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and the Disney fairytales, I expected to love Harry Potter as well. I tried reading the first book but it wasn't very well written and borrowed too many random things from other sources.
After that, I stuck to the movies, faithfully seeing each one in the theatre. But after a point, the story got sooo complicated, it was hard to really know what was going on. Everything in the Potter universe is so random, eccentric and odd. Voldemort turned out to be some weirdo with no nose, and Harry himself never became the incredible wizard we were promised. After finding the last movie disappointing, I finally admitted to myself that I was nothing more than a casual fan, despite my best efforts. While I agree that the CONCEPT of Harry Potter is fantastic, the story got kind of boring and confusing.
I just scored tickets to a special screening of Fantastic Beasts before the film opens, but I'm not even that excited for it. What's wrong with me, what am I missing? I just want to be like everyone else. This is a worldwide phenomenon and I feel so left out. :( How can I increase my devotion to Harry Potter as these people have:
- Expecto Patronum! (Show Results)Vote A
- You have a point. It IS overrated!Vote B
- It's way odd to not like Harry Potter much but you're not aloneVote C
- Sorry, any muggle who doesn't appreciate Harry Potter has something seriously wrong with them!Vote D
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You're not alone. I tried to read the first book when it was just becoming popular and it was unbearably shit. I barely finished the first chapter. Terrible writing and risible attempts at Roald Dahl-style "nonsense" words. I think I cringed so hard I dropped the book.1