I don't understand Alan Moore's dislike of Harry Potter. In League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 2009, he seems to have alot of hatred for Harry Potter and seemingly the in his mind juvenile writing of JK Rowling as well.
He makes Harry Potter the anti-christ makes him a banal mass murderer high on pills who murdered his friends and teachers and blew up hogwarts and platform 9 and 3/4
refers to the harry potter world as "Artificial, as if it's been constructed out of reassuring imagery from the 1940s, a story-book place gone horrible wrong
Refers to the train as running on "sloppily defined magical principles"
"Maybe this magical landscape mirrors the real world. That's why it's so awful"-"Yes, and it was meant to be marvelous"
I don't get why he feels a need to criticize Harry Potter? It's written in the tradition of English boarding school literature from the past. It got a ton of kids to read, and it's not like they are bad books, they mature in writing with the main characters and actually have alot of decent themes that come through in the final book, such as loss of innocence and acceptance of death. Does he hate it simply because it's popular? Do you think he has read all of the harry potter books?
He seems to be saying that the literature and heroes of today, represented by harry potter, are pale, inferior copies of stories from the past, and nothing that is new or recent is worth anything.
Very strange. It seems like he's commentating against stories being turned into multi-media franchises, while at the same time just making fun of Harry Potter.
Does he not like it because it's extremely popular? Does he not like it because it doesn't follow his own alistair Crowley ripped off interpretation of magic? They are well written, set in an original world, based off an old english literary tradition, Moore should love these things. He just seems like a gigantic hypocrite.
He has been so publicly against other creators making use of his characters in ways they haven't been intended, and yet he's the one who has made a career of that, turning 3 beloved children's book characters into porno heroines, harry potter into a mass murdering anti-christ, and Alan Quartermaine into a drug addicted homeless bum. Don't forget about the rest of the league of extraordinary gentlemen. Nemo is the only one who really stays true to the original writer's character.
He turned happy go lucky Miracle Man into a tale full of rape and mass murder
Not to mention the characters in Watchmen are just loose reinterpretations of old Charlton Characters that he didn't invent.
Alan Moore's whole career is based off dramatically reinterpreting other people's characters. So why is he so angry about people doing it to his own?