I'm sick of this ridiculous discussion.
Twilight vs. Harry Potter: Entertainment blogs continue to discuss which is better Harry Potter or Twilight. Let’s put an end to it.
It all started when Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince got pushed from its original release date of FALL 2008 to SUMMER 2009, leaving the slot open for a movie based on a book called “Twilight” that would soon take over the female teens and tweens of the world. There have been a concerning amount of stories lately regarding Twilight and Harry Potter, saying that Twilight has overtaken Harry Potter in popularity. I love Harry Potter, with all my heart, I have read each book multiple times and I challenge you to stump me with a Potter trivia question. I have read the Twilight series, I found the books enjoyable for the most part, albeit ridiculous and corny, and they are definitely in the guilty pleasure category. The Harry Potter movies definitely lacked the spirit of the book and did not start capturing the essence of it until the third movie.
These are cute kids, they are actors, not sex symbols cast in the movie to make it sell. They are attractive, yes, but that is not their only purpose.
Twilight works much better as a movie, it improved upon the book, it took out unnecessarily painful proclamations of undying love – although some were still kept – and added an entertaining soundtrack and score. To top it off, Twilight has some rather delicious eye candy that makes it appealing to watch.
THESE people are sex symbols, the Twilight book does not play up, or even talk about Bella being hot, let alone a crazy sexy woman in the arms of her vampire. This picture is an advertising gimmick.
The popularity of Twilight is solely the product of simple psychology of what teen/tween girls like, good advertising, attractive actors/actresses, and the 5th grade level that the books are written in that makes them so easy to read.
Twilight is a ROMANCE series that happens to have vampires, it has no artistic merit, it’s written as if a seventeen year old actually wrote it. Harry Potter is a fantasy series with a rich plot, well developed characters, its own mythology (it’s a little borrowed, but so is everything really), and intelligently crafted prose. Harry Potter can be enjoyed by people – male and female – of all ages.