Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

To be fair I wasn’t going to move this over from my other blog because frankly I wanted to review things which weren’t really well known, but then again I thought it would be a waste not to move i over and frankly as you guys probably have notice I have a huge obsession with Harry Potter so I felt like this needs to be on here wheather it is popular or not.

As you know or you don’t, Harry Potter it was the first book series I wanted to read, you see I suffer from dyslexia and I also have his thing that I should try anything that I know I am going to fail at, enter this thing called reading. When I first got into the Harry Potter series my mum use to read them to me, she did this up to the fifth book. I also had the audio books and I use to follow the words. It takes me about thirty minutes to read the first Harry Potter because of the audio books having in away brainwashed me over the years and I can simply scan the books without really looking and I know the words.

The reason I am saying all this is because my dream is to be a film producer (the ones who cast and get all the funding for the film. My parents are both accountants and they always joke about how even though I am determined not to follow there route I still what a job where I have to deal with budgets) I didn’t watch the first or the seven film in the cinema no idea why I just know I didn’t. Harry Potter made me interested in the making of a film, the behind the scenes aspects. I’ve probably watched the special features as many times as the films them selves so to say the least I was really excited for an eighth Harry Potter book.

The good thing about this, is for people like me who struggle with reading having it in play format is perfect it makes it easier to read each word rather than having a blurry mess of words which the other Harry Potter books have caused. I have studied Drama in the past so I am use to this sort of format, my brother no so much. It annoyed him a little he is far more academic than I am, he actually enjoys reading and although he has done a bit of acting in the past, but he is not use to this format. I do agree this story lacked the detail that it needed, the reason Shakespeare works so well is because it is beautifully written and has plenty of detail. This script lacked it and due to a thin story it doesn’t come across as well. Then again I shouldn’t really compared one of the greatest writers to Harry Potter but then I can be a drama snob. Well I can be a snob full stop.

The next bit contains spoilers. There are parts of this story really well planned out, the friendship between Albus, and Scorpio is probably a better friendship than the original trio. Although I understand Ron and Hermione fighting all the time, that does tend to happen to people who are trying to remain friends but clearly like each other. Most of the time it was over being jealous of someone. That being said Harry and Ron’s friendship annoys me at two points, the first being Ron spends weeks hating Harry for thinking that he put his name in the goblet of fire, yet he believe Harry at once for Voldemort return and he walks away from Harry and Hermione in the last book. He also believes Harry is not the heir of Slytherin. Those three things I think are all related and well Ron does one, then he does the opposite, then he goes back again. If they were really best friends then I doubt it would be so all over the place. It might have been jealously though. See that was the redeeming quality of this book the bad points are long.

The whole concept of the time thing just seemed really pointless and also broke rules which JK Rowling had already set out. The Time Turner doesn’t change time because after all it has already happened. If that makes sense Harry even says that in the third book. So these two boys go back and change the past which has broken one of the main rules that were already set out. It’s really annoyed me and thus made the whole book more like a bad fan fiction. The whole Voldemort having a daughter just seemed cliché as fuck.

There were nice moments sure, but you have that even in the pile of crap of Fifty shades of grey (which let’s be honest is a book about stalking) the plot was weak and almost needed the detail which the books have, maybe just maybe it would have been decent then rather than wtf is happening. Anyway it’s poor in harry potter terms but better than some of the crap theses days so gets a 3/5

I originally gave this a two but I think that was just the incail shock about how bad it was frankly it is not bad, it is simply average in my opinon.

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PC is Bullshite

Before someone corrects me on the spelling of bullshite, I am British and this is how I have lernt to spell it because I think shite sounds nicer than shit.

I am girl power all the way, I don’t however believe in the wage gape (95% of the gap can be explained by such things as the company you work for, the experinance you have and wheather you have taken any time off, the last five percent is simply that men ask for more money.) I am a from a family where my mother gradurated a year after my dad. she works for a smaller firm and she took nine months off because of an illness but she didnt take much time off when she had me and my brother. Three years ago she had he same positions as my dad yet she was earning more because she made herself more in demand and than that of my father. Since those three years have past she has reached the top of her career path.

I didn’t want to talk about that I wanted to talk about Politic Correctness and the fact that people theses days seem to be turning white characters in to black characters, black characters in to white characters, males into females and females into males. They seem to want to shove a gay couple into everything and they want to promote transgender rather over the top.

Now those who read my posts will know they have have no issue about who you are as long as you treat me with respect. I have also explained that although I am not completly against transgender people I do have a hard time understanding why you even need to change your gender when the line of the sexes have become so blurred.

This whole idea came around when articles surrounding Doctor Who came around about turning him into a woman. Now I can’t say I have watched many episodes of Doctore Who before 2005. I am of the new generation of the Doctor Who, rather tha from the orginal one and I openly admit that. If in 2005 The Doctor came back as a woman I would be fine with that. From episodes Timelords have switched genders but my issue with changing the Doctor from male to female is just to please a certain group of people it is not needed. He has been a man for two thousand years what would be the point of changing that now. I would be okay with a slightly more feminent Doctor if that would please people. I would also be okay with a Black Doctor, an Asian one an mixed one and any other race but I don’t feel like changing the character to a woman would be a good way to go and this is all just my opinon.

Another thing which this leads into is James Bond, or as some people are trying to change Jane Bond. Now James Bond is loosly based on the writer who is a white British male so although the character is fictional he is based on a white British male. I however I could get use to a black bond if the actor out did everyone else who auditioned as long as they didn’t go out of their way to cast a black actors for a role, same with any of race. I could deal with an American or any other country as long as the accent was British. That being said turning James Bond to Jane Bond just seems stupid.

Moving on to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I have no issue Hermione being black. What I am annoyed about is the fact that J.K Rowling then said she had never said what race she was and in fact backtracked and she did drawings showing it she was white. Look if she was the best actress then fine but don’t then you never said what race she was that really irritates me.

I hate the fact they are turning male roles into female and I don’t think it is needed. Come up its your on story with female characters. I don’t like the fact that white characters are being cast as black ones or black as white just to please peole.