If you like Harry Potter, possibly these youth movie sagas will hook you from the beginning. Learn about some of the main.
LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla
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The Harry Potter saga, written by J. K. Rowling, has captured the imagination of millions around the world with its magic, adventure, and excitement. It is more current than ever, not only because of the launch of the successful open-world video game “Hogwarts Legacy”, but also because of the announcement of a new television series.
This series will adapt the original books over several seasons and is only in the early stages of production. Now, there are numerous franchises or sagas that have achieved notable success, especially among young audiences, and that might interest you if you love the story of the young wizard.
Next, we will show you which are the ideal film sagas for Hogwarts fans.
"The Hunger Games"
Based on the novel trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games" is a movie saga that has gained a huge fan base. The story takes place in a dystopian future where young people are selected to participate in a deadly annual event known as "The Hunger Games."
Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) is a brave young woman who becomes the hope of her district and leads a revolution against the oppressive government. Like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games saga addresses themes of bravery, friendship, and sacrifice in the midst of a world full of challenges.
"Percy Jackson and the Olympians"
Based on the book series written by Rick Riordan, "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" is a film saga that follows the adventures of Percy Jackson, a teenager who discovers that he is a demigod, son of Poseidon. Percy embarks on a quest to prevent a war between the Olympian gods.
In turn, you must fight with different monsters, which allows you to discover your own special abilities. As in Harry Potter, the Percy Jackson saga addresses the theme of destiny, friendship, and the importance of courage in difficult situations. His other link to Harry Potter is that he will also have his own serial adaptation on Disney Plus.
Adapted from the trilogy of novels written by Veronica Roth, "Divergent" is a film saga that takes place in a dystopian world divided into factions, in which people are classified according to their abilities and personalities. Tris Prior (played by Shailene Woodley) is a young woman who discovers that she doesn't fit in with any faction.
As a result, she is considered a Divergent, making her a threat to the government. Tris joins a group of rebels as she fights to uncover the truth behind her society and save the ones she loves. Its bond with Harry Potter is to fight for a better world, despite the obstacles that may appear.
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Based on the novel series written by James Dashner, "Maze Runner" is a film saga that follows Thomas, a young man who awakens in a place called The Glade, surrounded by a deadly maze inhabited by creatures known as the Grievers. Thomas joins a group of other young people looking to escape the maze and discover the truth.
As they fight to survive and find answers, they discover that their situation is much more complex than they thought. As seen in Harry Potter, the Maze Runner saga addresses themes of personal discovery in a world filled with mystery.
"The Chronicles of Narnia"
Based on the novel series written by C. S. Lewis, "The Chronicles of Narnia" is a film saga that follows a group of siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, who discover a magical world through a closet. In Narnia, they are caught up in an epic struggle between good and evil, alongside magical creatures and iconic characters like Aslan the lion.
Like Harry Potter, the Narnia saga presents a fantastical world filled with adventure, magic, and life lessons about courage, sacrifice, and the importance of making the right choices. It was not as successful because the adaptation was given in the cinema during the same years as Harry Potter, but it may be time to claim it.
Although the "Twilight" saga is primarily known for its supernatural romance, it also features elements of fantasy and adventure that may appeal to Harry Potter lovers. Based on the series of novels written by Stephenie Meyer, the "Twilight" saga follows Bella Swan, a teenager who falls in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen.
As their relationship develops, Bella finds herself drawn into a world of vampires and werewolves, facing danger and making difficult decisions to protect those she loves. The "Twilight" saga, like Harry Potter, addresses themes of love, friendship, and the fight between good and evil in a supernatural context.
In short, these are some movie sagas that you might like if you love Harry Potter. What are you waiting for to marathon one?