Harry Potter: College-Age Frat Boy

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Harry Potter
Harry Potter
Another movie in the popular Harry Potter line, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is getting ready to be released in July. I ran across the following picture of Daniel Radcliff, the kid young man who plays Potter, online and I thought to myself, "Dang, that kid's getting old. How far are they going to go with this?"

After all, Radcliff is already 18-years-old, which I guess is technically the age limit for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But come on, the kid started as Potter when he was 12! Isn't the character in the books supposed to be a bit younger than college age? And I'm pretty sure Harry Potter isn't this ripped under all those robes (see second image; that's Radcliff in a recent play)...

Turns out that there are two more movies slated for the franchise, one in 2008 and one in 2009 or 2010, both staring Radcliff as Potter. Talk about milking a cash cow. Perhaps the next movies will feature Potter graduating from Hogwarts, moving into a university frat house, and binge drinking at magical all-night kegger parties.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, in case you didn't notice, Harry Potter also grows up during the series. He was 11 years old in the Sorcerer's stone and he is now turning 17 after the Half-Blood Prince.
I think Daniel fits pretty good (for now). May be in a few years, when he is 30, he won't fit, but I am hoping they will be done with the movies by then. :-)

5/03/2007 7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you hadn't noticed, there are a lot of actors/actresses that play characters that are much younger than their actual age. In Dan's case he will be playing Harry who would only be a few years younger. If he can do the job, I don't understand what the problem is.

5/03/2007 7:00 PM  

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