What a weekend it was for nerds. A weekend full of drama, excitement and taking sides. Nerds across America were forced to decide which fake world they would rather believe in. Would it be Narnia
, or would it be where ever the hell Harry Potter
is from. In an epic battle that included wizardry, talking animals, magical dressers, and a bunch of ugly child actors; it was Narnia
which claimed the spot in the hearts of Gen-X'ers still living in the sixth grade.
Raking in well over 60 million, Narnia
proved that a little boy with extremely thick eyebrows was no match for a lion, a witch, and a wardrobe. Based on the C.S. Lewis book I was forced to read in the sixth grade, Narnia
follows three youngsters through a magical world where they must help the people overcome a fierce dictator and restore the poor people of the land to power. Think the Iraq War, but with mind of a child leading the battle, forgive me, just think the Iraq War.
While I was at the movies to watch Rent for the 13th time, I decided to ask those from both sides why their choice was better.
" Harry Potter
is way better. He lives in a mystical world where kids have power and use innocence to overcome the corrupted minds of older villains. Narnia
is completely fake, that stuff couldn't really happen; but Harry's magic. That is real my friend," said Scott Thompson, 32, of Lake Grove California, who happened to be wearing a black cloak, round glasses, and Harry Potter
Underoos over his jeans.
Sucks. He should go suck Argus Filch and all the other gay characters. I can't believe I actually used to believe in that Potter
crap. Talking animals and a magical portal in an armoire, that's why Narnia
is so great and believable. Narnia
is a great, mystical world where kids have power and use innocence to overcome the corrupted minds of older villains, " explained Sarah Bloomquist, 27, also of Lake Grove, California.
Based on the looks of the filmgoers and there long drawn out synopsises? ...synopsi? ..synopsiseses? ...descriptions! of the two movies, I believe them to be the same movie. I however have grown up and no longer live in the past. I would rather just watch a good comedy like Starsky and Hutch
or The Dukes of Hazard