The Harry Potter films begin with establishing the idea of a magical world, Harry’s hatred for the Dursleys, and Harry’s weak character. The first part of this film has a hook — the scene is dramatic and entertaining because something could happen in the protagonist’s real world that may change things for him, but not drastically. The inciting scenes take place when Hogwarts’ letters fly into the house in huge numbers. This particular scene is important. It is absurd and shakes things up. It is a call for Harry to go on an adventure that will eventually have a big bang.
The series also makes it possible for individuals to become familiarised with topics they have nothing to do with. Harry Potter as a contemporary fantasy genre helps them in identifying with the movie. The view will be able to find a mix of fantasy, fairytales and school stories. The Harry Potter series dominates the fantasy genre, which is the main reason for the audience to be enchanted while viewing the film. Other genres of this series can be considered sub-genres.
The characteristics of a contemporary fantasy film become more evident as we progress through the next parts of the series. The screenwriters do not create a secondary world where the audience is taken into, but lets impossible or supernatural enter the real world. The two worlds are made distinct and set apart from each other. The terming of ordinary people as “Muggles”, who possess no magical powers — technologists and scientists are considered to have created magic on their own that is acknowledged by wizards.
The connection is frequently expressed through gateways through the protagonist Harry Potter himself. Some research and analysis state another element used in this film series that is a common fantasy film element — “abandonment of many ties with the real world.” The ‘magical’ concept in these movies can be interpreted as a metaphor for morality. This allows the audience to explore boundaries between good and evil within a fantasy landscape by opening new perspectives in terms of judging moral standards.
The inner conflict of usinge magic for good or evil is a common fantasy feature — with Harry deciding to remain with the good side and fight against Voldemort (the evil). It remains enjoyable because the serious subplots are tempered with magical experiences. Each movie or film in the series has a different quest. It can also be considered a classic fantasy hero film — “ordinary and even oppressed child who turns out to be special.”
There is a stress on personal courage and problem solving, which is influential and effective for the viewers — resisting Voldemort, Ron fighting spiders in the Chamber of Secrets and Hermoine bravely casting spells to protect her friends throughout the films. The magical world of Harry Potter — a world full of flying cars, dragons, unicorns and magic potions, invisibility cloaks and evil powers — becomes real as viewers discover the truth about bravery, loyalty, choice and the power of love.