The Harry Potter series has finally come to a close, and it’s all the rage these days to write retrospectives. While others are contemplating which was the best film in the series, or whether or not the epilogue detracted from the final film, I’d prefer to approach it from a different angle. After eight movies, what have I learned from the Harry Potter movies?
Private school kids have it easy.
I went to public school. Instead of magical trains or ghost buses picking me up and taking me to class, I had a rickety yellow school bus driven by some guy named Lester. Instead of a fireplace, my school had several places where fires had once been started. The kids at Hogwarts dined in a palatial, candle-lit dining hall that was adorned with flags. I dined on rectangular pizza and pimento cheese sandwiches- placed on plastic trays- inside of a room that belonged in one of the Saw films. Private school kids apparently have it made. Continue reading