It’s been a wild couple of weeks for movie fans. On one hand, we’ve had the much-anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. On the other, we’ve had the final season of House of Cards. If you’re finding yourself needing a distraction from the daily chaos of life, why not consider one of the most famous movie stars of our time? That’s what this article is about.
The Harry Potter Franchise
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ll know that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books and movies are among the best-selling series of all time. The films are often cited as some of the most influential movies of all time. When fans think of Harry Potter, they generally think of movies first, and then of the books. One of the main reasons for this is the Harry Potter franchise. The books are full of exciting adventures, and the movies did an excellent job of bringing those adventures to life. In other words, the combination of book and movie made Harry Potter a truly memorable character. That’s worth celebrating!
If you’ve seen any of the Harry Potter films, you’ll know that the stories are connected by a common theme. Specifically, the saga ends with Harry Potter facing his greatest threat ever. After spending the whole series teaching Harry to be strong, his schoolmates reveal that wizards are back in business, and that they are after Harry specifically because he’s the Chosen One. This is a terrifying prospect, and it raises a lot of interesting questions. What if Harry Potter didn’t finish the last book? What if he had died in one of the Harry Potter movies? What would have happened to the entire series then?
Obviously, these questions can’t be answered. However, it’s not entirely unthinkable that Rowling might have continued the series. After all, she did write a novel that takes place a few years after the end of the Harry Potter series. In fact, it’s possible that she wrote a whole series of novels that take place several years after the end of the Harry Potter series. In any case, when it comes to the Harry Potter series, everything is possible.
Robert Pattinson: An Ode to the Twilight Saga
In terms of movie stars, it’s hard to think of a contemporary character that’s received more media coverage in recent months than Robert Pattinson. The British actor has seemingly been in every major magazine and newspaper in the world, whether it’s for his outrageous behavior or his increasingly odd social media posts. The bottom line is that people are really talking about Robert Pattinson, and that’s probably due, in part, to his appearance in Twilight Saga. It’s not just the film that made him famous; it’s the entire saga. If you haven’t seen any of the Twilight films, where have you been hiding?
Twilight is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans live in fear of being bitten by vampires. Although the films were mostly panned by critics, who called them boring and childish, Twilight became a cultural phenomenon. Its popularity prompted the creation of imitations, parodies and critiques. It also sparked a resurgence of interest in vampires, a figure class that’d been considered a bit passé beforehand. Even now, more than a decade later, people are still talking about Twilight, and it continues to influence pop culture in a major way. For older readers, this is somewhat nostalgic, as it was during the height of the Twilight craze that they first became interested in vampires. For younger readers, this is undoubtedly formative.
If you’ve seen any of the Twilight films, you’ll know that the mood is generally dark and serious. Set in an England heavily influenced by Gothic literature, the films frequently feature gloomy cityscapes, cloudy skies and rain that patters on the pavement. The acting is solid as well, with excellent performances from the likes of Nicholas Hoult, Michael Welch and Rupert Price. These are not the films of a Hollywood superstar; they’re the work of regular guys who just so happen to be working within the Hollywood system. That’s likely due, in part, to the fact that they didn’t have a lot of money and couldn’t afford big names. The only real exception is Rob Pattinson. As a lead actor in Twilight, he could have demanded a significant pay increase but chose instead to be humble about his work and take a small pay cut. It’s that selflessness that makes him so admirable, especially given that his work has continued to be praised even now that the Twilight franchise has ended.
Whether you agree or disagree with his choice, it’s hard to deny that it’s worked out well for Rob. Aside from earning him a place in Hollywood history, Twilight has also propped up his otherwise modestly paid acting career. After appearing in four films with the Twilight franchise, he was given his own show, Wuthering Heights, on the small British television channel, Quibi. It’s there that he’ll be playing the titular character, a role that’s been compared to Heathcliff in Emily Brontë’s masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. This is a far cry from the teen vampire drama that made his name, and it shows that even when he’s not actively involved in a project, his name will be brought up. It’s almost as if he can’t avoid it. Maybe it’s time for Rob to finally cash in on all that praise and demand the big bucks he’s surely due?
From Twilight to the Stage
Although he may not have intended it, Robert Pattinson’s trajectory from Twilight to the stage has been rather remarkable. After appearing in four films with the Twilight franchise, he was given his own show, Wuthering Heights, on the small British television channel, Quibi. In 2020, he’ll be starring as Heathcliff in a production of Wuthering Heights in London’s West End. It was during this time that he began to gain popularity as a stage actor, leading to further major acting roles in works by William Shakespeare. While some may still see him as the ‘sexy vampire’ from the Twilight films, he’s slowly but surely establishing himself as a major stage presence, deserving of more than just a cameo appearance in the next big superhero epic. It’s often a matter of when, not if, as they say.