Tuesday, August 9, 2011

NJNM After Midnight: Ep. 4

Episode 4: The Cinematical World of Harry Potter
The ole NJNM crew pontificate with special guest Pat about Ben's decade-long experiment with the Harry Potter franchise. Check it out!

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Urk Clapton said...

I'm not convinced you fellas are willing to let it all hang out.

Anonymous said...

I grew up on the Harry Potter franchise and still to this day had no idea Richard Harris died. R.I.P.

You guys suck!

Comparing Harry Potter to that ancient bore Star Wars was so uncalled for.

So, I just noticed every movie you’ve mention on NJNM has appeared on TV. So can you mention the x-men series? Please.

Tyler, of NJNM fame, said...

"Ancient bore"? ANCIENT BORE!!!???

**held back by entourage**

That ancient bore defined cinema! That ancient bore made me the blogger I am today!!! That ancient bore will Force-choke you into submission, lest you speak poorly of it again, good Anon!!

PS: X-Men series on Netflix Instant. Send us your review!

Tyler, of NJNM fame, said...

Woops, thought you meant the old Marvel cartoon from the early 1990s, not the movie franchise.

But still send us your review of the cartoon series...

Anonymous said...

To Tyler, of NJNM

Star Wars is nothing more than poorly prolonged edited version of the Wizard of Oz.

Ben Pearson said...

I've gotta step in and interject here, Anonymous.

First of all, you should probably admit to your true identity.

Secondly, I'm not even close to the biggest Star Wars fan you'll come across on the internet, but your assessment of it as a "poorly prolonged edited version of the Wizard of Oz" makes absolutely zero sense. How can something be prolonged and edited at the same time? One implies that it's too long, the other implies it's too short. Paradox!

Star Wars pulled from a lot of things, but I don't think The Wizard of Oz was a primary influence.

But my main point is this: say what you will about Star Wars, but comparisons between that franchise and Harry Potter are anything but "uncalled for." In fact, they are absolutely called for. I'd go as far as to say that if you don't at least mention Lord of the Rings and Star Wars in a conversation about the Harry Potter franchise, you're missing out on a large point of discussion.

Also, I'm pretty sure that "every movie [we've] mention" on the podcast has, in reality, NOT appeared on TV as you claim. I doubt very seriously that you've seen Blind Fury on TV, or Trancers, Dollman, or Transformers: Dark of the Moon, since that one hasn't even come out on DVD yet. So nice try, but check your facts before you start spouting nonsense and insulting us in our own comment section.

Anonymous said...

@ Ben:
I meant edit as in revised.

I’m simply stating that Star Wars is dull and unoriginal from beginning to end. The characters and screenplay are all retrieved from other works of art. In other words Star wars is like the Clock where there’s an extended day (theme of Oz) composed of bits of pieces drawn from movies and photographs(characters).

On the contrary I will acknowledge that Harry Potter and Star Wars were influenced by the Lord of the Rings which translates to Shakespeare who sourced ideas from others.

I meant every as in every time I tuned in to the podcast. Like say you mention Green Lantern the movie and the original one would be on TV.

I sense you took you guys suck as an offense, but I didn’t mean you guys suck. I meant you guys suck for telling me Richard Harris died.

Well I don’t think I’ll be listening to this podcast anymore.

Ben Pearson said...

I stand behind everything I said.

Just a suggestion, but in the future you may want to be a bit more clear with your language if you don't want people to take offense to things.

And even though you provide reasons why you don't like Star Wars (or at least why you think it's "dull and unoriginal"), that still doesn't mean that a comparison to the Harry Potter franchise is unwarranted.

If this little back and forth is enough to get you to stop listening, Anonymous, then I guess you've gotta do what you've gotta do. I'm not going to beg you to keep listening. I think if you go back and read everything we've said here, you'll find I'm justified in what I wrote.

Anonymous said...

Sie sind unverschämt!

The Real Alan Trehern said...

Man, just listened to the Harry Potter overture, and damn it if that thing doesn't bring back the kind of love and child-like wonderment I had when the first movie came out.

It's either Williams, or the material, but very few movies can do that. Other examples include Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and of course, TRANCERS 2.