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Saturday, 6 August 2016

harry potter and the cursed child

Warnings!! Spoilers; I haven't seen the play this is based on the script; rambling.

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I honestly don't know how to express my feelings on this, because I feel so underwhelmed. And no, not because it's a script instead of a book, that drama is annoying me because we knew that. Imagine me rolling my eyes.

Now, I haven't seen the play, and it'll be short of a miracle if I ever do, so obviously I wanted to read the script. I actually didn't preorder it months ago like most people, just because I wanted to see the different prices; but then I saw I could get it on Amazon Prime the day after it came out, so I just did it (I know, I know, Amazon, but it's Harry Potter! It's different!).

And so I read half of it on Monday the 1st, and half on the 2nd. If I'm completely honest with you, I almost struggled. I don't think it was because it was a script, because I actually like reading scripts. I just didn't get invested in the plot, and it weren't for Scorpius (my love) I think I would've struggled more.

I hated how much of a joke Ron was. All through the original seven he was built up as a character beautifully, scene by scene, becoming such an amazing character. What happened? I was also really disappointed by this concept that Harry messed up because he had no father figure. Umm, Sirius, Lupin, Dumbledore?

The plot felt so jumpy and flawed. I struggled to keep up as to where we were, and I'm sure as a plot it works better on stages, which is why this whole review is pretty irrelevant and flawed in itself, but as a read it didn't work for me.

I was definitely disappointed with the lack of Rose Granger-Weasley. Anyone who knows me really well knows I'm a big Scorose shipper, and I've always wanted to see her flourish as a character, and I just didn't get that. I think I also just generally wanted this one to be a big more about the Hogwarts experience, I wanted to see who were the teachers now and how it'd changed. But hey, for a play, you can't really have such a chilled plot.

But with all of that, I wasn't unhappy with it. I know that it's just the script for something that is bought to life on a stage, and so I can't really complain - but the things with Ron and Rose etc aren't because it's a script, so I'm upset about those.