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August 27, 2012
The Harry Potter Franchise is another example of a timeless classic. When faced with casting, I am sure that the ones responsible were under a lot of pressure due to the already overwhelming popularity of the books. When the first film was released, the casting for all three major characters seemed perfect, especially Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) who, in my mind, was how everyone imagined him. But things were simpler back then. Acting was not a problem for fans at the time because, to be fair, the actors were just kids. They looked like `em and performed what the characters did in the books. Who could complain? However, as the characters grew, so did our (or at least my) expectations. In regards to Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), we were all pleasantly surprised by how they turned out. Fans watched as Watson matured into a quite stunning lady while Grint grew into a quirky goofball, both evolving into great actors who fit their separate roles perfectly. And while Daniel's co-actors grew in skill, he only grew about 2 feet in height. Yes, even though Daniel Radcliffe looks like, as Malfoy lovingly put it, 'scar head,' Daniel unfortunately can't act the part. His yelling sounds like a dying goat, his facial expressions comparable to a blank slate while his emotions never quite hit their mark. Even though he had eight years of practice behind the camera, Harry's lines and acting skills still make me want to yell out Riddikulus every time. Next time Harry, ask Hermione for an acting spell.