Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Movie magic

Apparently the old "Harry Potter encourages interest in the occult" stuff is surfacing again in the wake of the new HP4 movie. It's funny how people confuse the use of a genre (magical world) with moral endorsement. I wonder if those people have the same worries about magic in Narnia (or indeed in Lord of the Rings) where the good guys have quite a lot of magical power.

Another point my wife made was that in HP, magic wasn't a moral choice - you either are or aren't magical. The moral issue is then how you use the power you have - just like it is in the real muggle world we live in.
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