Monday, July 23, 2007

Potter Update Again (Spoilers)

Update: Slate agrees. "Did we really go through all this just to see Harry, Ron, and Hermione take up residence on a cul-de-sac?"

Worst epilogue EVER.

Obviously written for 6 year olds.

So... you go through what you go through and 19 years later, you're reduced to being a BORING ADULT.

That's it.

Get married.
Move to the suburbs.
Have babies (according to the math starting at 23 or 24 years old)

No mention of world travels.
Not a peep about career.
Professional athletics?
Scientific advances?
Insights into psychology of evil?

Nope, he's a dad - and from the lack of additional information, it appears he's just a dad.

I mean its fine to be a dad, who here would be here without a dad, but I just think there should be a little more to the characters at that point.
At least some nod to the legitimacy of life outside the whole marriage/suburbs/babies choices for a main character.

I get the whole "the boy without a family wants a family" thing, but it's such a horribly 2D version of family that it just seems jarring in comparison to the rest of the tale. It's like happily ever after in a fairy tale - believe in such simplicity and you're doomed to a life of disappointment.

Where's the fullness, the color, the adultness and complexity of our now adult characters?

Boring adults.

They've been reduced to stereotypically BORING ADULTS.


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