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.
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.
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.
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.