As a new “Harry Potter” movie opens next week, the bespectacled wizard faces a new challenge: how to compete for the attention of a young audience that has been growing up—and is starting to prefer the angsty teen romances and cooler, edgier characters of the “Twilight” books and movies.
The film moves directly into territory where “Twilight” now rules. The sixth “Potter” movie, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” has a distinctly more grown-up tone than its predecessors and features a strong romantic plotline.
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Now that I’ve read both series I can have a opinion(I always could but now I can have a fully informed one). I love Twilight, from the moment I read the first page I new that this was something different. But I also loved Harry Potter. I can honestly say that that I think Twilight is never going to hurt the Harry Potter franchise. There’s just no way.
I’m not saying I like HP better but Twilight is always going to have the stigma of being a ‘girls’ book or a love story. HP is for everyone. Girls, boys, adults of any age.
When I worked in a restaurant a couple of years ago there was a 60 + year old man that would come in everyday and read Harry. That’s never going to happen with Twilight.
I want to tell the people of Harry Potter that I think you’re safe. Vampires can’t touch you! What do you think?