Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script Book Gets TERRIBLE Reviews | Books | Entertainment
The new play may have received rave reviews from five stars, but book reviews are extremely disappointed with the script itself.
The story takes place 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and focuses on the children of the main characters.
Fans lined up at bookstores up and down the country to grab the eighth Harry Potter story at midnight Sunday morning.
Many have called for the script to be decanonized, which is what the critics had to say …
The Washington Post said, “This is nothing like the detailed paragraphs of The Rowling We Love.
“It’s more like sneaking a peek at your unfinished notes or finding a piece of fan fiction. The magic is delayed.
The Daily Telegraph said: “On the page, the script looks like a skeleton of this global project [theatrical] to live.
“But the emotional climax is devastating, even on paper.”
Hollywood Reporter said, “The Cursed Child becomes a convoluted time travel adventure that is honestly a little tedious.
“The fact of having been there, of having made this feeling to the whole is his biggest weakness.”
The Irish Times said: “Potter fans who expect Rowling’s author’s seal or the depth of magical and fantastical description that created an alternate world for them in their imaginations will be disappointed. by this offer. “
USA Today: “As a script only, it takes Cursed Child a little too long to get a reader.
“The stage directions, while cheeky and funny at times, are too vague, leaving a lot to be desired in the descriptions of the sets and the action scenes.
“With no actors behind them, the non-established characters feel flat and underdeveloped.”
It is clear from the majority of reviews that the story was meant to be seen in the theater and not read like another Harry Potter book.
Rowling recently revealed that this will be Harry’s last story, but not the end of the Expanded Universe.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, a spin-off set in the 1920s and written by Rowling, will be released later this year.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One and Part Two is running at the Palace Theater in London and the script book is out now.