A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale – A Dark, Edgy Fan-Fic That’s Good?

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If you were told that Disney’s Aladdin was getting a “dark, mature” remake, you’d probably burn me alive for even mentioning it, followed by looking for more details online just so you can become even more incomprehensibly angry over the fact that it exists. And rightly so. These “mature” remakes usually come out as cynical messes that have clearly been created by people with no understanding of the original source material and just wanted to make some easy cash.

Which is why, for now, I want you to refrain from tracking me down with pitchforks and torches when I say that this particular “dark, mature” remake is actually quite good. How good? Well, I read all 380 pages of it in a single night so that’s got to say something, right? Continue reading

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What I Didn’t Like About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series

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In case you missed it, I previously wrote an article all about the things I liked about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the long-awaited (?) continuation of the adventures of the world’s favourite British wizard. But, like I wrote in that article, while Cursed Child is not a bad story, it’s by no means a good one either and is plagued with problems of its own that just make it seem… unimpressive, if you get what I mean.

So, just to be a contrarian to myself (and because it’s fun), let’s go through the things I didn’t like about the eighth Harry Potter story. Continue reading

What I Liked About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series

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So how about that eighth Harry Potter book, eh? As someone who grew up reading the adventures of everyone’s favourite boy wizard, the announcement of another installment in the series left me feeling a number of various emotions – curiosity arguably being the biggest one. While I have since grown out of my Harry Potter phase, I couldn’t help but be somewhat interested in what exactly J.K. Rowling had in store for us now that Harry and friends were all grown up and had kids of their own, especially when it was confirmed that this new story would be a stage show. Continue reading