Twilight vs. Harry Potter

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Difference between Twilight and Harry Potter

We all love watching movies and it's easy to say who doesn't? Some movies are more popular and interesting than others. Once in a while, some movies become an instant hit. Recently, two movies that have managed to capture the audience's attention are the Harry Potter franchise and the Twilight franchise. These movies have a unique appeal that made them popular with audiences; In addition, these two movies have similar genres, but appeal to an audience of a different age bracket. Nevertheless, these movies are equal and similar in popularity.

Harry Potter

Audience Appeal

When Twilight came out on theaters, it attracted a lot of teens. Almost instantly the movie became a hit with teenagers, especially teenage girls, who seem to love the romantic theme in the movie. On the other hand, Harry Potter attracted a lot of kids and preteens, since the movie's theme revolves around a school that teaches how to use magic to children. This movie stirred up a Harry Potter mania around the world, especially in the United States.

Movie Genre

Since Harry Potter is based on magic, dragons, witches, and wizards it would be classified as fantasy. While Twilight was based on vampires, and romance it can be classified as fantasy and romance. Both movies seem to have a similar genre, and yet appeal to a different audience age category.

Movie Story

Twilight is based on a teenage boy vampire named Edward, who lives with his other vampire family members in a joint family. He attends a high school and meets a human girl named Bella, and ends up falling in love with her. However, often times when he gets close to her, he is tempted to suck her blood, but his love for this human girl has overpowered his urges to feed.  Edward introduces Bella to his family, and his family accepts Bella with open arms. However, Bella becomes a target for some nomadic vampires and the climax of the movies starts when Edward tries to save Bella from these vampires.

Harry Potter is based on a boy who had been neglected by his aunt and uncle. Harry's aunt and uncle often made him work like a slave. However, Harry's uncle and aunt soon discover that Harry is a wizard, and soon Harry is recruited to attend a magic school of Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. The climax of the movie begins when Harry discovers that performing witchcraft and wizardry is full of hazards.

Similarities and Differences

  • Harry Potter and Twilight are one of the many high grossing popular movies in history. Each movie has grossed several million dollars in profit.
  • Harry Potter is based on a children's book and naturally attracted young children, due to its theme. While Twilight is based on romance and teens, therefore it naturally attracted a lot of teenage girls (due to its romantic nature)
  • Harry Potter is based on a fantasy genre, while Twilight is based on fantasy romance genre
  • Harry Potter is based on a boy who struggles to become a wizard, while Twilight is based on a vampire falling in love with a human.

The Student Debate of Harry Potter and Twilight


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  • Andy . 3+ yrs. ago

Twilight is basically...... not good (politely speaking). Why you may ask me, well because you cannot compare it to Harry Potter, at least to me, for these following reasons:

1- J.K spent more than 15 years on her plot, which turned out to be fantastic. While Stephanie just dreamed about it and started writing, she didn't plan her plot, and mark my words this affected her plot severely.

2- J.K's writing is very captivating, it grips you like a hook and makes you read obsessively. While Stephanie's style of writing though some may find it good, is very weak, she uses the words too often and she writes three chapters each time she wants to describe how good looking Edward is.

  • Kiersten . 3+ yrs. ago

I can agree with you, Andy. JKR spent a lot of time working on her plot for one thing. Well, it actually came to her on a train, and she wrote the whole thing down on a ton of napkins in a local cafe, but that took a long time and she developed it even more afterwards. Meyer, however, just took it from a dream she had (apparently. I wouldn't believe it because I've never heard of a dream being quite as sane, if you think I could call it that). As for Meyer's use of wording, I read only a few pages and found it worse than something that I could write. And I'm not even in high school yet! JKR uses very elaborate words, whereas Meyer seems to use the word 'beautiful' for Edward. AND one last thing I'm going to say (I'm not going to keep going on, this will definately bore people to death if I say everything that I have to say) is that JKR's characters grow. At 11 years old, they are age-appropriate- tame and well-mannered. But they grow- they have stronger feelings, they become more awkward, they use stronger language. Meyer's characters don't change or grow at all! They stay the same, their one-demensional, gloomy selves. OVERALL, JKR BEATS STEPHANIE MEYER ANY DAY!!!

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  • amirasupermodel . 3+ yrs. ago

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  • amirasupermodel . 3+ yrs. ago

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  • amirasupermodel . 3+ yrs. ago

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  • Prabhu . 3+ yrs. ago

Though, your ideas on the concerned authors seem to be pretty matured, you actually are correct when you say that you could be quite boring. *yawn*

  • amirasupermodel . 3+ yrs. ago

i agree with u a 100%

  • harrypotteriswaybetterthan twilight . 3+ yrs. ago

i agree with andy!

  • harrypotteriswaybetterthan twilight . 3+ yrs. ago

yes i agree with andy

  • harrypotteriswaybetterthan twilight . 3+ yrs. ago

HARRY POTTER... i used to hate harry potter but my mum told me tht this was an AMAZING MOVIE and so did my best frnds in the end i watched it but... i wasn't convinced.. so i read the books now i am a HARRY POTTER FAN! belive me! I LUV IT and Harry potter beats twilight anyday!

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