Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? What's your pick?
By Shine Mathew
September 9, 2015 12:49pm CST
You can say that this comparison is unfair, but still just for the sake of argument let's do it. Harry Potter, the boy who lived, is a house hold name today. We grew up with the characters of Harry Potter. The novel progressively gets darker with each new book, i.e , the series gradually moved from Children's novel to Adult Literature. Even today I am awaiting my letter from Hogwarts. It is not only the highest selling book series but also the highest grossing movie series too. And they are awesome. On the other hand, J.R.R.Tolkien's masterpiece "The Lord of the Rings" has already become a classic. I agree that it is perhaps a bit slow in the beginning and is a little too serious. But once you are introduced to the Middle Earth lore, it will hold you tightly in its grip for days. The characters, the massive battles and the epic journey all blend together to form a milestone in literature. I favour LOTR a bit more than Harry Potter. In movies, personally, The Lord of the Rings movies are better than Harry Potter movies. But that's just my personal opinion. What do you guys think?
9 Sep 15
I am too am more inclined towards liking the Tolkien saga more because it is far more epic, philosophical and deeper . Though I find even Harry Potter a splendid read with amazing characters and a great fictional universe. But when it comes to movies Harry Potter series doesn't stand a chance against the Lord of the Rings. Even Oscars agree with this fact.
• Kolkata, India
4 Oct 15
you are right LOTR and HP are completely different, its hard to compare.. but the HP film series isn't that good but LOTR trilogy is just awesome especially the war sequence. it was intense while in HP the only was at the last part of deathly hallows. i didn't like it at all..