Romance: There is some slight romantic appeal that applies to most characters.
Horror: It has a horror edge to it.
Fantasy: Wizards. Nuff' said.
Where as Twilight contains mostly romance. It also isn't that well written. Stephanie Myers uses large words that no one else does in a casual conversation just to hide the fact that she has an underdeveloped style of writing.
Also, the problem with Twilight is, many of the characters are underdeveloped. I mean, people like Jasper or Victoria could be awesome characters, but Stephanie is too busy focousing on one character. Edward. And even he is underdeveloped.
I also thing that because all the guys are fawning over Bella, it doesn't seem relatable. At least the characters in Harry Potter have flaws, making them madami realistic. It also has a solid back story, and isn't as scattered. I feel like the events in twilight are a jumbled mess.
there are 5 main reasons: #1 the HP films have gained much better critic reception than the twilight films, seriously, based on metacritic (which is a well recognized sites where is gives an pangkalahatang score of film considering all possible critic scores) HP average scores: 74% Twilight: 51%
SCores sa pamamagitan ng Rotten Tomatoes (another site which gather up scores but calculates in a different way) HP average: 85% twilight average:39%
#2 HP books are way better in literary terms, JKR has won quite a few prestigious book awards while steph meyer has only gain some titles from places such as entertainment weekly for may-akda of the year, (take note, when her book gain madami popularity, JKR published majority of the HP novels already). to back up my story more, this is a quote from Stephen king (who in case you dont know, is an extremely well noted may-akda in the literary world): "the real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer, and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good.people are attracted sa pamamagitan ng the stories, sa pamamagitan ng the pace and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it's very clear that she's Pagsulat to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a ligtas joining of pag-ibig and sex in those books. It's exciting and it's thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because it's not overtly sexual. A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like, the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that’s a shorthand for all the feelings that they’re not ready to deal with yet."
#3 That quote sa pamamagitan ng stephen king leds to my third point, speaking as a female of this generation ( not to be feminist or anything), i find that the entire story of twilight to be very demeaning, it makes it sound like all girls can do is not help to fall in pag-ibig with a guy and if the guy were to leave her, her whole world will fall apart.
#4 to be honest, i dont see much plot in the movies, it madami of people screaming over the fact that taylor lautner has nice abs, and robert patterson is sparkly??? In HP, there is an actually story you can follow while twilight plot just seems to be predictable.
#5 lets just be honest here, most of us here would rather watch a good battle between good and evil ( Harry Vs Voldy) while watch a girl named bella, fall for some guy and well the rest is history.
Apart from having a better plot, and better characters, and things like that, there are madami mundane reasons- I will focus on these and try to be unbiased.
One of these is who they are both targetted for. Twilight (mostly) only appeals to teenage girls. Harry Potter, on the other hand, can be read sa pamamagitan ng anyone in any age group, from a 6-year-old to a 90-year-old, and sa pamamagitan ng any gender.
I think Harry Potter also stands out more. As a madami unique story, it does not blend into all the other vampire romances as Twilight does. Harry Potter, as I see it, is quite unique in its genre. Not only this, it is more than one genre, with a hint of romance, and mystery, and horror added to the fantasy- this just aids it in its intrigue. While Twilight, I think, is pure romance.
Harry Potter is also madami distinguished, with JK Rowling having earned madami awards and madami prestigious awards in literacy. This actually does help in people's choosing of a book.
I'll make this short and sweet. Harry Potter unlike Twilight actually had a plot, and well developed characters and ideas that actually make sense unlike Bampira that light up like a pasko puno when they go out into the sun! Also Twilight is really Cliche.
I havent read any of the Twilight books cause I don't want to be bashed sa pamamagitan ng everyone at my school and the fact that I have heard too many bad things, but I watched one of the movies, and my analysis was: It went absolutely no where. There wasn't much action, and as far as romance went, I have been madami touched sa pamamagitan ng episodes of the Simpsons. So I guess cant really bash Twilight too much cause I dont know a great deal about it, but I guess at the end of the day, Harry Potter was madami appealing. It appealed to me,and I pag-ibig it. I find it dramatic, intense, and simply, well, EPIC. The plot is so rich and it progresses smoothly, and also I think Twilight appeals madami to those who ...well, saying less sophisticated would be cruel, but then again, the majority of the fans I have met only rave on about how hot the guys are. Like really. Thats it? Hot guys? Psh.
But thats probably the pangkalahatang reason, it mostly appeals to horny girls, to put it bluntly and Harry Potter appeals to EVERYONE. Like seriously, anyone can read it.
why i think it is: well people can relate better to the characters in harry potter. i mean most people will read stories/ watch pelikula based on how relatable/likeable the characters are. i mean true some people will watch pelikula like twilight and wish they had hot guys like edward and jacob fighting over them, but most people will like to see other people going through their difficult situations and problems. Anyway the point is that "It does not do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live." --Albus Dumbledore. See twilight is not relatable. harry potter is. people like pelikula that are relatable.
people are most likely to read books that help them get through things. they like to know (like i sinabi above) that other people went through their problems and got through them. no person has the problem of Bampira and mga asong lobo fighting over them. and this DOES have to do with the question... it is why madami people read/like harry potter and it is madami succesful.
harry potter is madami successful than twilight madami multiple reasons. 1. rowling gave depth to many characters which included flaws and tht made them madami relatable, she didnt focus just on 1 or 2 people. 2. there was multiple angles to evry storyline...the pros and cons were included and it made ta reader really think wat was gonna happen. 3. it had madami than 1 subject: there was love, vengence,friendship,fights within friendship and ta feeling of having a family. 4. it realted to madami people...twilight is mostly for teenage girls where HP is loved my all ages male or female. basically pangkalahatang HP connects with people on multiple levels and just has a better storyline.
twilight has no plot all it is bout is the fact that kampanilya an 18 yr old girl falls in pag-ibig with edward who is 108 yr old vamp and who has never fallen in pag-ibig in all his yrs which is pretty stupid and that bella is so helpless all she can do is screan "EDWARD!" when he is getting thrashed sa pamamagitan ng the volturi and when he's away she wants to kill herself. i mean like seriously girl get a life. Hp on the other hand had love, adventure, good and bad cool dangerous dementors and death eaters and it had Lord Voldemort who is the most formidable wizard. And on IMDb which is a well known critics site twilight breaking dawn part 1 had scored 4.8 out 10 and hp 7 part 2 has scored 8.5 out of 10 and Hp also beat batman dark knight which is like a very good film. So i think enough is said
wow, so many big answer. I'll try to answer it from different pov: the fans/fandom
- some of you sinabi that it's because HP has been around longer. it doesn't always happen that way though. Most of popular movies/books, became popular thanks for the fan. (i.e. sa pamamagitan ng the amount of fanfic, doujinshi, fanart, graphic ETC) I've seen people already create a lot of fanart and fanfic for a movie that's just out this taon (ex; thor, X-men first class) because they are just THAT good.
- if people loved one movie. you can be sure that the fandom will grow. and the amount of fanfic/art/doujinshi will sky rocketing. for this to happen, the fans need a movie that not only they can enjoy while they watching it in cinema. but also have a hidden subplot/subtext that they can bring to the fandom as a plot/subplot.
-considering HP has madami mystery, and always have unexpected surprise every time the new books came. no wonder if the fans have a field araw palying with the plot. oh, the possibility you can make in J.K.Rowling books are almost limitless... and you wonder why people never tired of harry potter?
------------------------------------------------------------ well, you might not understand half the thing I sinabi up there... but my point is. Base on the fandom (what I see)
HarryPotter= -fanfiction; HP have about 500,000 in ff.net alone not to mention other site like LJ, HexFiles,RestrictedSection, dreamwidth, etc -Doujinshi; GUH! the amount of doujinshi the japanesse fandom made for HP alone... I've seen hundreds of it in one site alone (sadly i have no paypal) -fanart/graphic ; are you kidding me? just google Harry potter in DA alone, not to mention tumblr and other site.
Twilight= -fanfiction; about 180.000 in ff.net, and the one in LJ I heard it was not that active. -doujinshi ; the japannesse one, i have yet to see. i have only see one graphic novel of twilight but it's official, published in america (if i remember correctly) -fanart : quite a lot in DA but you have to discount the hate-art... --------------------------------------------------------------- twilight story was quite predictable (the princip of vampire vs werewolf has been recycled too many times). it doesn't provide the audience a new set of world that the fans can 'explore' like HP.
I think it is because Twilight seems to be aimed madami at teenage girls or sometimes even mothers while Harry Potter extends to Children, Grown Up's, Teenagers, etc.. In my eyes harry potter also has madami madami moral lesson's and sends a madami positive messages. beside's having the moral lessons HP is also full of action, adventure, suspense, and a little dash of Romance.
becuz harry potter is a timeless beautiful story about conquerin evil and twilight is about a girl who is playin 2 guys and finally piks 1 also 4 harry potter the pelikula were made beautifully with good actors and lots of work put in 2 it while twilight has some good actors and some not so good actors and not a lot of work into it
Harry Potter was madami successful than Twilight in many ways. First off, it had much madami excitement and action in it, and many of the good guys die along with the bad. In Twilight, it has a big happy 'all-of-us-survived-and-the-bad-people-are-dead' ending. People like action and thrills, they don't want to sit there and read about Edward's looks for fifty pages or about how miserable Bella is without him.
And speaking of Edward and Bella, the characters in Harry Potter were all realistic. They had their flaws, their strengths, none of them were absolutely perfect and loved sa pamamagitan ng everyone. Take Hermione for example. She can be annoying, or a know-it-all, but without her, Harry and Ron would be doomed. On the contrary, Bella is perfect, beautiful, and loved sa pamamagitan ng everyone. The minuto she steps into her school, all of the guys want to petsa her. She's absolutely depressing, flawless, and cannot live without Edward sa pamamagitan ng her side. Unlike Hermione, who's brave, independent, and willing to fight, Bella needs her guy for everything and is pretty much useless as a human. She also thinks that Edward stalking her and watching her sleep is romantic, which is a terrible example for young girls. It might trick them into believing that they cannot live without a man, that stalking is okay. It is NEVER okay!
The Harry Potter plot, even though it involves wizards and magic, is very original in the events, while Twilight is just another vampire pag-ibig story. In HP, there's always danger, trials, and inner troubles the characters have to face. In Twilight, there's about five pages of action and then everything's solved. That's it.
These are HUGE reasons contributing to why Harry Potter is so much madami successful-it has a deep, thought-out storyline that every Harry Potter tagahanga can lose themselves in, realistic characters that we pag-ibig and relate to, plenty of excitement and action that leaves us wondering what happens next. When our paborito characters die, we seem to never stop grieving for the loss even if it is fiction. Even when the Deathly Hallows ended and we set the book down, it seems to never really end.
That's why Harry Potter is madami successful-it has everything a real literature lover wants. Action, adventure, a good plot, developed characters, deaths on both sides, and real romance. People do not fall in pag-ibig sa pamamagitan ng looking at each other. All of the romance in Harry Potter was spread over the years; the two started as friends, and it grew into something stronger, deeper. While Twilight may have 'hot' guys, romance and drama, all that, it only really appeals to teenage girls, while anyone can read and enjoy Harry Potter. Nobody likes an unoriginal plot, or weak characters, no action....that's why Harry Potter was always a step ahead of Twilight in success.
Harry Potter interests a greater range of people, so logically madami people read the books and watch the movies. That's pretty much it. As others have said, I also think Harry Potter has a better plot and characters, but I really don't think that has much to do with the popularity. I think it all just comes down to basic interests.
Characters in Harry Potter have their stories. I don't see that in Twilight, except Jacob, Bella, Edward. Just them? Pretty boring actually, i think Meyer should watching Korean Drama for it, if she want to make a good romance story, hehe