The film brings to life a charming children’s classic. But it offers more than kitsch sentimentality: it grapples with the reality of a disenchanting world.
Although few millennials would admit it, their love for ‘Harry Potter’ is more like veneration than fandom: It’s a secular stand-in for religious belief.
Today, 86 years after his death, we’re reminded that joviality and wisdom can do more to woo a culture than any austere dogma ever could.
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