MSN Asks “Has Harry Potter Lost the Magic?”

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Jun 23, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The MSN Mom & Pop Culture Blog for Family Entertainment has an
opinion piece today based on the question ” ‘Has Harry Potter Lost His
Magic?.’ ” The article starts by mentioning the huge interest and media
attention paid to the Twilight series, then discusses the delay of
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, wondering if this would cause
waning in the love of the series and films. The author notes that while
some had been planning a boycott when the movie opens next month, the magic remains strong and firm for
many of us, and mentions our own recent LeakyCon convention held last
month in Boston. Quotage:

But on the other hand, there is reality. Harry Potter still has passionate
fans. The Web site, TheLeakyCauldron.org reports more than 75,000
members in its online discussion community. These fans not only have no plans to
boycott Warner Bros. for delaying the movie, some of them also traveled to
Boston a couple of months ago for “LeakyCon,” a convention that raised money for
charities and featured the musical stylings of an astonishing number of Harry
Potter tribute bands.

The event, put on by TheLeakyCauldron.org, wasn’t just about bands, though.
Two major names in young adult literature, Cheryl Klein and John Green, gave a
keynote speech on the writing process. Klein was on the U.S. editing team for
Harry Potter, and Green is author of “Looking for Alaska” and “An Abundance of
Katherines” and “Paper Towns.”

The author then goes on to note a feeling that is shared by so many of us:

As impressive as this is, conventions aren’t proof that the boy wizard
retains his magic. That lies in the stories themselves, where the magic remains
in abundance…I picked up “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” again to get myself
ready for the movie, and loved it more this time than I did the first. Once you
know how the series ends, you can see the incredibly way Rowling structured the
story, weaving little bits into the tapestry that would have great meaning
later. All the while, she stayed true to her central theme: that a mother’s love
is the most powerful magic of all. And she keeps things refreshingly complex.
Many secondary characters are a mix of good and evil — sort of like how people
are in the real world.

These books are good enough that they should be considered classics. The
movies, for the most part, have been good, too. This is why I’ll be at the
theater the day “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” opens. For me, at
least, the magic is as strong as ever.

Hear Hear! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens July 15th.
Thanks Jenny and Samantha!





138 Responses to MSN Asks “Has Harry Potter Lost the Magic?”

Avatar ImageProfKnight says: HEAR, HEAR, Harry Potter's magic will never cease to amaze the hearts and minds of both young and old. This series is a true modern classic and has left its mark on the literary world that will stand the test of time.Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: TWILIGHT SUCKS!!! (no offense to twilight fans.. :D Its just my opinion) HP ROCKS!!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Well, i don't think they have anything to worry about. I think the anticipation for this film has only added to the magic! Avatar Imagemadeyed says: A little bit.... But it's all because all this delays. They must have made an extraordinary movie to win the fans again. Because there is only the movies left to be some amusement for the fans. There won't be more books and the films have big time space between each other so we'll see how long it will last.Avatar Imageravonja says: And I think that the point that the author mentioned, that jkr had everything in her head and added little details that will mean a lot and all that.... That's not in the Twilight series. Compare it :) The seven HP books all belong together while Twilight are four books for themselves. GO HP :) (no offense I like the twilight stuff :])Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Twilight and Harry can co-exist... the big big BIG difference...Harry potter attracts young, old, male, female whilst twilight attracts tween to teen girls...hmmm which one will last longer?? I tired reading Twilight and i jsut couldn't get past the first book...it was too dull..harry potter spoiled me i think haha Avatar ImageSorceress25 says: Harry Potter will always have its magic no matter how old it gets. Harry Potter has a bigger fan base to begin with. Twilight is geared more toward teenagers and 'moms'. Where as Harry Potter has touched the lives and souls everyone from elementary ages to grandparents. Twilight will never beat that. Harry Potter is just that good!Avatar Imagekira902k says: woot woot! well said. and twilight is totally not as big as HP. It'll die out Avatar Imagejonfrog says: i don't think that the magic has died nor will ever die. Harry potter has its place in history as a story that not only inspired people to read but also to do great things. before harry potter came there were no books that people were willing to wait in line to get and these days every body has either herd or read the series or at least seen some of the movies. this series is readable for both young and old, men and women where the twilight series (and i don't mean to sound like a twilight hater, even if i don't like the books) seems to have more attention by younger girls and this is why i could never compete with any of the harry potter books.Avatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: There is no comparison btwn Twilight and HP. Though I read Twilight,and rather enjoyed it for the most part, It doesnt attract the broad spectrum of readers like HP does and never could. I turned my boyfriend into a huge HP fan and I dont think he'd make it through the first chapter of Twilight. Its definitely geared towards the female population and there is nothing wrong with that. But Harry Potter, anyone any age can open those books and be taken to that magical place!!!!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: This report is nothing less than a provocative article designed to gain hits than to actually contribute anything to a cultural dialogue; of course, other fandoms and cultural items have surfaced that have distracted people, but at the end of the day their passion for all things Potter remains stable and unwavering. Harry Potter possesses a magic that will attract people for decades to come, and I agree with the author that these books are fated to become classics.Avatar ImageSwansurf2099 says: What effing crap, seriously! Twilight can NEVER match up with it, as strong as the media attention is towards the Twilight "Saga" these days, it'll fade even faster, Whereas Harry Potter, like The Lord of the Rings, will hold the same position in the fans' hearts forever. There we go :D <3Avatar Imagekonfusion says: My love is definitely not going down, if anything it's going up. I know many other people who are the same way. Avatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: The magic will never die! Harry Potter fans are a loyal bunch, we love the books and deal with the movies, and HP is a classic, Jo's character's grew up with me,they'll never leave my heart.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Nothing compares to Harry potter. I mean it has been around for a decad. nothing can replaces EVER!! I have just finshed reading all the books for the 20th time and each time they get better and better. Belive it or not some people still havent read the books and i am making it my life misson to spread harry potter. LONG LIVE HARRY POTTER!!!! Avatar Imagehufflepuff_86 says: Hear, Hear! Everytime I pick up a Potter book, it's just magic. My family laughs at me! "haven't you read those enough times?" I laugh back, and say "NEVER!"Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: The magic of Harry Potter is that the theme of love of transcends race, culture, and socio-economic differences. At LeakyCon there were young people and senior citizens all celebrating this wonderful modern myth. The Harry Potter saga has the ability to change peoples lives, create community, and inspire public service. It has done all that and more for me.Avatar ImageLloyd says: I think that 20+ years from now there will still be a strong fanbase for Harry Potter, the same as there is for LOTR. Twilight however I am not so sure about. I think Twilight is interesting, but Harry Potter is epic. Avatar ImageLucilla says: the media loves to twist and turn all the hype...twilight & hp are two completely different series, the only thing they have in common is the label 'young adult'. HP's magic is still going strong!Avatar ImageLupinAscending says: I was upset by the delay, of course, but only because I wanted to see it so badly. I still want to see it badly. I can't believe that people would boycott the film - if they're true fans - because punishing WB isn't as important as one's own pleasure on seeing the film. Plus, I think this film is going to be the best yet. I don't think the delay will hurt the money-making prospects of the film, so financially the repercussions of the delay won't be a factor. Artistically, the magic will *never* die. We've all invested so much time, money, and energy into the phenomenon (let's not call it 'the property', for heaven's sake!) that we couldn't just stop now! Impossible!Avatar ImageHydrus says: Oh, yeah, and comparing Twilight againt Harry Potter? Let's just compare the numbers of books sold. No contest.Avatar Imageiamnotworriedharry says: I have read the first two Twilight books and really enjoyed the movie, but it in no way compares to HP. HP is on a level that is rare to achieve. It is probably not going to be equaled any time soon. Avatar Imagescarlett3984 says: Oops, that should have been "HP Magic will not die" not day.Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: it has NOT lost its magic! its people who have lost their minds. Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I think HP will be much more enduring than Twilight, which is only a FAD!Avatar Imageadreinparker says: I love Harry and Twilight the same. For me, they are both good reads and I can't wait for either films to come out. But I do think that Harry will be more of a classic, in the sense of Roald Dahl and J.R.R. Tolkien.Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: Harry will never dire...He'll be 4 ever in our hearts... <3Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: ha HP FTW!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I think the books will be read long after the films are forgotten... Avatar Imagejanspach says: yea! I contributed something useful! :-) I wish they wouldn't title these pieces like that... I know they are supposed to grab your attention, but why all the negativity?Avatar Imagepansy parkinson says: The person who wrote this obviously doesn't mean it and just wants to print an attention-getting headline! She says in the end "no" it hasn't lost the magic. How stupid.Avatar Imagehericus says: I've just read HBP again i didnt realise that trelawny was right about 'the lightning struck tower' and she kept warning dumbledore... just prooves she isnt as much as a fraud as I first thought. Avatar ImageErinM says: There is no match to Harry Potter! Dying magic? Whatever!!! :)Avatar Imagemakandcheese says: SIRIUSLY?!??!?! twilight is a fad, and fads fade. (i think that was in Frindle...) lol anyway, Harry Potter has spanned a whole decade. while it might not be at the height of its glory anymore, its still popular, and it has in NO WAY lost its magic. twilight will be out soon. Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I will always be a HUGE Harry Potter fan no matter what!! Remember, Harry Potter came out before Twilight... and besides, Twilight does SUCK!! OMG, its sparkley vampires... oh please! lolAvatar Imageeasouza says: When I was young, I loved the OZ books by Frank L. Baum, reading the series many times. When the Harry Potter books first came out, I was happy that this generation could experience the magic I had with my OZ books. My granddaughter finally talked me into reading the HP books after the second movie. I was hooked forever. My husband started reading them after the third movie. We have both read them several times. I tried re-reading my OZ books and decided they were for children. My granddaughter, who is currently reading the Twilight series, got me to try the first book in this series but I could not finish it. JKR has produced something extraordinary and unique, a story with true universal appeal. Avatar ImagePadfootLover4ever says: Harry Potter is the best and there is no way it has lost its magic in any way! Bought my tickets for the midnight showing :] Twilight sucks and will never be HP!Avatar Imagekamidee says: ROAR! TWILIGHT?! Again?! the comparison aggravates me so much! There is NO comparison! Avatar ImageMaraudersgirl says: "Take my hand and we will soar. These words will never fade." (Remus Lupins)Avatar ImageNecrotoxin says: Harry Potter for life! If I ever have kids I will read it to them :) Avatar Imagewatchmen_roadkiller says: NOOOOO! As a fan of both series, i can definitively say that harry potter is WAY better (written and directed) than Twilight. Sorry, but all Twilight has is an intriguing plot. Harry Potter, on the other hand, has plot, creativity, suspense, for pity sake, Rowling made up a whole entire new world out of scratch and elbow grease!Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: Yes, the magic is still there plain and simple. Avatar Imageice_dreamz4eva says: Really . Harry Potter will live 4 ever but the twilight series ? Just a few years.Avatar ImageLooie says: I don't think the magic will ever go away, even after all the movies are done and over with! Avatar Imagecghambright says: Nope. It's hasn't lost it's magic! I can't wait to see Half Blood Prince and I'm almost finished re-reading the books! I'm not surprised an article like this has popped up, but it's completely useless. The HP fans, whether hardcore or not, will still be there to watch the movies when they come out and they will be there to support the theme park when it opens and they will also read ANYTHING that JKR decides to publish in the future AND there's no doubt that Harry Potter will remain a classic for years and years to come. Avatar Imagemegan_702 says: whooo! the magic will always be strong!!! Go harry potter!Avatar Imagedec_1892 says: I just finished reading Harry Potter for the First time. I can't imagine people saying its "lost its magic"!Avatar ImageRod says: Twilight will never replace Potter, neither the movie nor the books are good, they're just over rated and full hype. Twilight has a simple, typical, cliche story full of Mary-sues, and what people call a "handsome" guy. Potter is the exact opposite. Once the hype for Twilight dies it'll disappear just like the Jonas brothers and the Hanson brothersAvatar ImageDolemite says: Of course it is.Avatar ImageRJLupin375 says: LIke she said, the "magic" of reading Harry Potter is seeing so many different things every time you read a book again, and seeing a world parallel to our own in one filled iwth magic. Avatar Imageliv-wa says: Twilight will eventually die out. It might take a while, but I just can't see it lasting as long as Harry Potter has. There just isn't that much to do with it.Avatar Imageravonja says: I think nothing and nobody can destroy that magic :)Avatar ImageOldMrToad says: I'd like to think that the Harry Potter series has a broader appeal than Twilight. The idea that HP should be considered a 'classic' is not far from the mark. I expect that in time it will achieve that place. Time will tell. For now HP is still magic... OMTAvatar Imageselene21 says: I think that last year we were ready to see the movie, but now I don't even feel excited to see it, at least not yet. IAvatar Imagefinniguffle651 says: Harry Potter will never lose it's magic. No matter how many sparkly undead guys and ditsy girls run in trying to steal the spotlight.Avatar ImageHP form 1995 and on says: the magic will NEVER EVER leave any true Harry Potter fans. the magic will always be here! no matter how many SUCKY twilight books come out mo matter how many movies i will NEVER be the same not even SLIGHTLY the same as what comes of the Harry Potter movies and books!!!!! I have and am still reading the Harry Potter books! (over 100 times EACH!) and i will never EVER even look at one of the "super cool twilight" books! NEVER! i will fight for Harry Potter!!!!!!!!!! i am now starting to read the books to my little sister (she can not read yet) AND SHE LOVES THEM!!!! and if every Harry Potter fan would do that with there little sisters and brothers there would be even MORE magic! the magic is not about who is the #1 movie at the box (even if Harry Potter will be and twilight will NOT be) it is in YOU and ME and now my little sister! as long as YOU love Harry Potter there is still magic!!!!!!! long live the magic!!!! HARRY POTTER 4 EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageTrashr says: I think that magic in Harry Potter will stay as strong as it was at the beginning of the saga. Harry Potter will become a reference later for our children. From France!Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: The size of the "fan base" is not a factor.....in any way shape or form! I agree with the writer, of this piece, that the 'Harry Potter Series' will "live" on and will be a classic! There are many "fantasy classics" that could be named, here, but I would not diminish the power of JKRowling's work by comparing it to ANY other.....'Harry Potter' stands on it's own merits. And the fantastic writing of one amazing author! Avatar ImageLiderc says: I would imagine the delay has killed a little bit of the hype for this movie, but honestly, I'm sort of glad it was delayed now. I've realized the best part of these movies coming out, is the anticipation of them coming out, because once their out, you see them a few times and then that excitement is gone for a while. Until the dvd comes out and you watch it at the house for a couple weeks. I think more than our love for the movies/books is that we all love the idea, that we get to go to the midnight show and be with tons of other people that have been thinking the same thing for the last year and a half, "I cannot wait until this movie comes out."Avatar Imagemolly43 says: The movie "Twilight" was very good, but it does not compare to the Harry Potter books in any way. I feel, though, that the Harry Potter movies are taking on too much of a physically dark (depressing) hue to it and would prefer they remained more like the book and take on a more brightness (physically) more like a "James Bond" movie where he fights against evil. I think I'm the only one who feels this way because I haven't heard anyone else say anything about the movie's dull color.Avatar ImageCourtneyPotter says: Yes I loved this. I hate it when people say that Harry was old adn that Twlight replaced it. I don't think Harry Potter will ever lose its magic! even though all the book are done cmming out we still have the movies, and we can still re-read the books! like she said,"I picked up "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" again to get myself ready for the movie, and loved it more this time than I did the first." I think thats how we all fell, now that we know the end of the story we can enjoy it on a whole new level. LONG LIVE HARRY POTTER! :DDAvatar ImageMushMania says: "Harry Potter tribute bands"? hehe they really don't get it do theyAvatar Imagesunlitdays says: what a great article! *applause* cuz the atuthor expressises a common question "is harry potter's rein over" and they rightfully firmly squashed that idea. VIVE HP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageLisee_Lu says: The magic will never die out for me :P I re-read the series at least twice a year and still find myself highly anticipating the next page every time. I don't think this will ever change. Anyways, I don't think twilight would be as well received if it didn't have Robert Pattinson playing Edward to begin with. (And guess where he started out......)Avatar ImagePetra says: I think magic will never go away... At least not for real Harry Potter fans. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and I can't wait for HPB to come, and I'm 100% sure that I will love Harry Potter books until the day I die. There is no words to describe how wonderfull this books and movies are... Real Harry Potter fans will never forget happiness that those books could bring you and there's no way to compare Harry Potter and Twilight... As J.K.Rowling wrote in her dedication in Deathly Hallows : "And to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end." LONG LIVE HARRY POTTER!!!Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: I'm sorry but I could never see twilight getting an exhibit at a prestigeious museum like the the Science of Industry in Chicago. Though I have read the Twilight books and will see the New Moon, I know I will never been as excited as when a new Harry Potter movie and book comes out.Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: While I think that Twilight will have some fans for a little bit, it will never measure up to Harry Potter. My love for the series will never fade!Avatar ImageKristin1994 says: I think twilight will die out way before Harry Potter even slows down. Twilight sucks ass and Harry Potter rocks. They can co-exist tho!Avatar ImageKristin1994 says: I think twilight will die out way before Harry Potter even slows down. Twilight sucks ass and Harry Potter rocks. They can co-exist tho!Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: As long as there are fans of the books out there, the magic will never die. The hype and drama surrounding the movies may also keep fandom going, but the people who will always love the HP world are those who first fell in love with the books. I don't know about anyone else, but HP is the FIRST book (or series I should say) that I have ever read multiple times. I am usually a one-hitter quitter when it comes to books, but not HP. I could read it over and over.Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: This is just one of those stupid Twitard-influenced articles. Just ignore it, everybody.Avatar ImageMatea says: lost the magic!? please...because of Twilight? pleaseeeeeeee...I'm a fan of both, but separately, and there is nothing out there like HP. Do you think any Tw movie will earn as much money as any HP movie? I don't think sooo...so for me,that means HP's got the magic.Avatar ImageHydrus says: I liked Twilight ok - the more action parts - not the girly endless hand wringing parts that I skipped over. But it was never as well organised or thought out as the Potter. I'm not really knocking it, it's just that how can a normal writer hope to stand up against perfection? Harry will live forever.Avatar ImageMatea says: and one more thing..they're always putting Twilight in the same cauldron with HP. please,please...I'm a fan of both,thats the only thing that unites them.Avatar Imagescarlett3984 says: HP Magic will not day for a long, long time (if ever!). I'm 24 and my friends and I are having a HP party on 7-11-09 in celebration of the HBP. HP rocks!Avatar Imagescarlett3984 says: That should be die, not day.Avatar Imageanne1 says: Well I've just tried to book at the London Imax for the opening weekend and found it all pretty much fully booked already, with only odd seats free, so I had to make my booking for just three people for the weekend after, which was also almost booked up. So if that's repeated in other cinemas I don't think it's making a difference!Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: Anne I'm going crazy since I haven't been able to buy my tickets yet. None of the theaters I want to go to have went on sale yet.Avatar Imageteam ron says: I did like the twilight books but they will NEVER replace HP. As many of you said HP spreads out for the type of people that read it, while twilight reaches only to younger girls. It can also be immature to a younger audience people that have read it should know what im talking about!!!!!!!Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: Harry will never dire...He'll be 4 ever in our hearts... <3Avatar ImageQuestyourdreams says: Oh my goodness! No, Harry Potter has not lost it's magic! And it is so much more amazing then Twilight! I hate Twilight! >.< Though I was upset that they changed the date of "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince", I would never boycott Warner Brothers because of that! I have to see this movie! Avatar Imagebengtson_98 says: Harry Potter will live on forever!! It will be reread and passed on, it will be watched over and over agian each time bringing more Laughs than before! Nothing will ever take it's magic away! WE LOVE HARRY POTTER!!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: HEAR, HEAR! LONG LIVE HARRY POTTER! The magic is still as strong as ever and I can't see it ever dying or fading just slightly for me. And Twilight -- well that doesn't even come into the equation! Can't wait for HBP! Yay!Avatar Imageiampadfoot says: Twilight aint got nothing on Harry Potter! Viva la HARRY POTTER!!!!Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Yeah right. Probably not even one person has read one of the books and actually knows that the fandom is just growing and will keep growing!Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: My love for the series has done nothing but increased since I started reading the series.Avatar Imageevannaa says: Really nice article..except the comparing..it's kinda getting old to be honest.. Anyway, the Harry Potter fandom will never die! :)Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: I don't see what so special about twilight and Harry potter shall and has never "lost his magic". Nothing compares to harry potter series oringality.Avatar ImageDunedainsith says: I have been looking for a Harry Potter poster that has the trio all together and I never found one. In fact, I can't find anything Harry Potter anymore. Since Twilight came out (Yes, i was one of those that read the books one and two and I could never get past the first chapter in 3) Harry has been pushed to the back burner. My friend tells me once the movie comes out then everyone will be on the Harry Potter craze. People are just passing time for the new movie. I used to like the Twilight books, but then I read Harry and I realized that Twilight does not have character development and it was poorly written (to me anyway, no offense) wheras the characters grow and learn new things every book in Harry. There are more funny things (anything happening to Malfoy, a dwarf in cupid clothes sitting on Harry to read a note from Lockhart) and everything is tied somehow in the most complicated storyline I ever read. This rivals my favorite series, Dragonlance.Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Actually now, I think this guy understands, but the people who compared it to Twilight, come on, this is getting old!! Seriously, Twilight and Harry Potter have nothing in common except being a popular series. So, just get over it. It was pretty cool for Leaky to get mentioned in this article!!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: What the HELL are they talking about?? This is a little odd, because I know that the fans, myself included, think that the magic will never die. This person is damn right when they say the magic is strong as ever!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: That's it!!! How they say it??? Twilight isn't good!!! and this is another reason for me to hate it! Some people really want me to read Twilight but I WONT! I never like it! from the very beginning! Harry Potter (Movies and Books) will never be replaced by Twilight! And I don't care what people say! No offense to twilight fans! but! that is what I thing! what we all thing I'm sure!!!Avatar Imagemaxteach says: Of course, the magic is never going to be as strong as it was when we, as a world community of readers, pored through each book for the first time. Then again, what sets this series apart is that it retains its magic with each re-reading. I'm reading the series for the fourth time, and I'm just as engrossed as ever.Avatar ImageR-for-H says: HARRY POTTER LOST IT@S MAGIC???!! ARE THEY INSANE??????? (sorry for the caps!! xD)Avatar ImageCamillebananapeel says: Nothing will ever compare to Harry Potter. Many of us turned to Twilight in our PPD, but He will live in our hearts forever. Avatar ImageLovelySlytherinWitch19 says: Harry Potter will never cease to amaze me. It's an incredible saga, all the books are wonderful, and it has an awesome FANDOM, which will NEVER forget about it.Avatar Imagebiggestharrypotterfan says: VIVA LA POTTER!!! <3Avatar Imageapril_showers says: I love this! Really great article, very true. Thanks for posting. I loved Half-Blood Prince more this time than I have previously too. Avatar Imagececmal says: Of course you can like other things and films too, that doesn't mean that you love everything about Harry Potter any less. And that love won't go away after the last movie! Harry will live on forever, no matter what, and if someone says that the magic is dissappearing, they haven't even read the books!Avatar Imagegriffindor4life says: Harry Potter will never get old!!! screw twilight (sorry twilight fanns)Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: I don't agree with him about "Harry Potter loosing his magic"!! I mean, that's total rubbish!!! It looks like he didn't browse the Internet a bit and saw all those HP fan sites visited everyday by us, fans!! Maybe we can't be seen a lot but that's only because the movie isn't out yet!! When it comes out, a mass hysteria will become and everyone will see that Harry Potter is THE BEST!!!! On the other hand, I feel the same way he does about the books. You really can see all those little details by reading books few times, especially now when all books are out, you don't worry so much about what will happen in the next book! :)Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: Harry Potter has not Lost It's Magic and Never Will with Fans like Us who Love Everything Harry Potter. PLEASE!!!!!Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: Harry Potter's love and magic will NEVER be destoryed as long as there are fans like us. And there will be fans for ever ever and ever.Avatar Imagebeewell says: I don't know about the rest of you but the magic will never be gone for me! I have read the Potter books more than 30 times and plan on reading them over and over. Each time just gets better even though I know what happens. Harry Potter will always have a place on my bookshelf and in my heart. JK Rowling is a marvelous writer and her world is awesome!Avatar ImageWitch Princess says: I read the Twilight series and it was good but Harry Potter is so much different. I enjoyed Twilight but I like Harry Potter better. It is so much more complex and to me much more believeable. I can totally relate to HP so much than I can to Twilight. I believe HP will popular and loved way longer than Twilight. I enjoyed the Twilight series but I LOVE HARRY POTTER and I will always consider HP to be so much more amazing. Avatar Imagedanaskeeter says: Real fans, who have read the books, love the Harry Potter series. The magic will always be there for us!Avatar Imagesessionka says: No surprises here :-)Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: How dare they think Harry Potter is loosing it's magic :O it's unspeakable- it's outragous, it's- stuuupid. The Harry Potter fans will never cease to exist just as those who remain are loyal to it (haha, see what i did there ;) no matter what other series comes along. I am a Twilight fan too but I will never love it like i love harry potter. I grew up with Harry Potter, and nothing with change how I feel about it. Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Of course the magic of HP will NEVER die. I think we are the most loyal fans there are. You don't have that special thing with Twilight.Avatar Imagedrhawks says: awesome :) What a lovely article. HP forever! Avatar ImageCellar Door says: No matter what they say, the Harry Potter fanbase is still larger than the Twilight one. The Twihards, mostly teen girls, are just more vocal in the Internet. That's why now it seems that Twilight is bigger.Avatar Imagedjr-fan says: The Harry Potter series will definitely be considered classics. The storyline is timeless, and they are so well-written with very many intricate details and stories within stories. I know my grandchildren will be reading them one day, and the story will be just as fresh and exciting for them as it was for my kids and me. As for the Twilight series, I did read them, but there really is no comparing the two series. Twilight and its sequels were enjoyable enough, but there is nowhere near the depth of writing in that series as there is in Harry Potter. The characters of Twilight are not nearly as well-developed as those of Harry Potter nor nearly as complex. I believe that the Twilight series will be remembered as more of a fad than anything, while Harry Potter will have a place in classical literature for many years to come.Avatar Imagelilyjames says: Ok i no people who dont even really like harry potter but they are still gunna see it these people hard core fans tho but im just saying there are a hole lot of people who will watch and enjoy these movies even if they arent hard core fans lolAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: the magic that is Harry Potter and JK Rowling will never die.Avatar Imagealegria35 says: To borrow Prof. Dumbledore's words "Harry Potter will always be here as long as there are people who remains loyal to it". I guess, as long as there are people talking about it, discussing it... there will always be magic... it will not be forgotten. Avatar ImageMimblewimble13 says: I have read A LOT in my life, and I have never been compelled to re-read a book like I have with the HP series. I've read LOTR two or three times, with LONG gaps in between. But with HP, I have read the series six times and it is always just as good upon re-reading. That is how I know HP is a classic, because I have never been compelled to re-read like this, and I have read a lot of books.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: I must agree with the poster above me, Twilight was good actually, but nothing like the hype and not even comparable to Harry Potter! I hate when people say "It's the new H.P!" or how it's stealing from Harry Potter. I know tons of people who have read both series (including myself) and they all agree Harry Potter is better!Avatar ImageKay says: Cant really see any other conclusion to that article other than the fact that Harry is as magical as ever. No point at all even considering whether Twilight has affected it in anyway cos it really hasn't got the same pull, I dont think Twilight has made a single Harry Potter fan stop liking harry in preference for Twilight. Still wondering though, whether to read HBP before the movie comes out...Avatar Imageele0206 says: THE MAGIC IS STILL HERE!!!! And, in my opinion, it's even stronger and a bit different now that the series have ended. Add me to talk about this ;)Avatar Imageele0206 says: THE MAGIC IS STILL HERE!!!! And, in my opinion, it's even stronger and a bit different now that the series have ended. Add me to talk about this ;)Avatar ImageScarStruck says: no no no noooooooo, it will never lose its magic NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if the magic was gone would we all be counting down until the movie or dieing for a new book? no nooooo it has not LOST ITS MAGIC!NOO NOO NOO WE ARE LOYALAvatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: you really cant compare twilight and harry potter....they are both great series but they are nothing alike....why cant people like both of them???? but i think hp has more passsionate fans that twilight doesAvatar Imagesachem says: What on earth is Twilight?Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: This article was ridiculous. Newspapers so often look for the negative. Avatar ImageErin Lovegood says: I have read both the Potter series and the Twilight series and personally I can't see what the comparison is. Harry Potter is an epic tale of growing up and finding who one is. It has strong character development and fantastic imagination. Harry Potter will be forever along side such greats as Frodo Baggins and Aslan. After reading Twilight I came to the conclusion that it really didn't live up to the hype. ( I only saw the movie because of the Rob's connection with the Potter series.) The story line was weak, there was hardly any imagination, and Bella's damsel-in-distress routine was more than annoying. (Hermione, Ginny, and Luna could all kick her a** with hands behind their backs and without wands!) I have long since been bewildered at the link of these two series and can't wait for history will show whose books are still on the shelf and which series has been sold at garage sales. P.S. (My daughter wanted me to say "Twilight Sucks". ) Avatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: They are actually compairing HP with Twilight???????????????????????? OMG WHAT HAS THE WORLD TURNED INTO?????????????????????? HARRY POTTER 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!!! Avatar ImageFresh Prince says: I DEFENTLY DONT THINK IT HAS LOST ITS MAGIC I KNOW HARRY POTTER IS JUST A BOOK BUT TO SOME OF US IT MEANS MORE THAN THAT. FOR SOME OF US WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THE BOOKS AND FEEL LIKE WE ARE REALLY APART OF IT. HARRY POTTER FOR ME HAS DONE WONDERS. IT HAS CHANGED ME A LOT. I NEVER WAS THE TYPE TO READ BOOKS I WAS ALWAYS IN TROUBLE IN SCHOOL AND IN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. MY TEACHER STARTED READING IT FOR US ONE DAY IN IVE CHANGED EVER SINCE THEN. IDK HOW LOL BUT IT HAS. I LOVE HARRY POTTER IS ALL IM SAYING. IVE READ THE BOOKS IDK HOW MANY TIMES AND FOR A 19 YEAR OLD YOUNG BLACK MALE THATS SAYING ALOT BECAUSE NOT TO MANY BLACK PPL I KNW WOULD EVEN LOOK AT A HARRY POTTER BOOK. THEY DO WONDERS FOR US HP FANS Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Magic lives!!!Avatar Image1pottyfan says: rubish.. who wrote that artical any way reeter skeeterAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Woo-hoo ... can I get a Heck Yeah? Jo is awesome. Harry Potter is Desirable #1 !!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: who ever wrote this is an imbecile. if this person had half a brain then they would know that Harry Potter is bigger than ever!!!!!!!!! HP fans are amazing and i *luv* u!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagejords says: Has MSN lost its ability to write logical stories? This entire article made no sense...it's making conclusions with no logical facts to back it up. Basically it said that the American consumer will only pay to attend one blockbuster film a year? And that Twilight and Harry Potter cannot exist in the same universe? Not only is it ridiculous, it's pandering. I'd like the five minutes of my life I spent reading this article back now please, thanks MSN!Avatar Imageravensmith says: It most certainly has not lost the magic, I have been in love with potter for 6 yrs, and its a love that has only grown over time!Avatar Imageeagleblue says: It most definitely has not!Avatar Imageblind_pilot says: Harry Potter won't die, silly doubters. <_< Nice shout-out, by the way, haha! :DAvatar ImageLillylove says: Lost the magic??? HA! The magic lives on in each of us, and I dare say we will pass it on to those who follow behind us! (The media just likes stirring stuff up!).Avatar ImageScarStruck says: a good story never dies!!Avatar ImageJ.E.T. says: HARRY

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