An 11-year-old Harry Potter super fan sets a new record by correctly assigning the most movie quotes to his characters in 60 seconds.
An 11 year old child Harry Potter a fan sets a Guinness World Record by guessing a movie quote. The fantasy franchise began as a series of seven novels by British author JK Rowling published from 1997 to 2007, which found massive global audiences and is currently the best-selling book series in history. A series of eight film episodes released from 2001 to 2011 and was equally successful, garnering mostly positive reviews throughout its run and grossing a total of $7.7 billion worldwide.
Books and movies have combined to make up a large contingent of diehards Harry Potter fans, and the franchise has rushed to meet demand with all manner of merchandise, themed experiences, and other media. As with all nerdy fandoms, the level of individual engagement can reach impressive heights, sometimes to the point of catching the attention of Guinness World Records holders. Last year, a British fan set the record for the biggest Harry Potter and Magic world souvenir collection, consisting of 6,300 individual objects.
Now, according to BBCanother British fan found his way into the record books – Eli Chmelik, an 11-year-old boy from Essex, identified 19 Harry Potter movie quotes in 60 seconds. Chmelik’s mother had to secure two independent timekeepers, two independent witnesses, and an independent reader for her son to challenge the record, which required choosing 50 potential quotes of at least four words each, with a single character depicted in no more than four times. The record holder, who says he read every Harry Potter delivered “dozens of times“thinks he could have exceeded his total with a faster drive,”because when I did it with my parents, I got 40 quotes in one minute.“
Chmelik’s impressive feat is proof of the intensity with which fans still engage with the magical franchise, though attempts to maintain the momentum of the original books and movies haven’t been as smooth as his stewards would like it. On the literary side, Rowling has made a series of controversial comments deemed transphobic by LGBTQ+ rights groups, leading many readers to question their overall endorsement of her work. As a result, Warner Bros. was perceived as distancing Magic world Rowling’s sequel, notably through her limited involvement in the recent Harry Potter reunion special.
On the media side, WB has transformed Rowling’s guide fantastic beasts and where to find them into a full-fledged series, with two films already released and Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets is set to hit theaters this year. In addition to a less than enthusiastic response to this fallout from critics, the films faced their own controversies, asking Johnny Depp to step down as the main antagonist due to his ongoing battle with the press over the allegations. of domestic violence made by ex-wife Amber Heard – allegations that were public knowledge when Depp was first cast. Like Harry Potter fandom is becoming an increasingly weighty prospect, short stories like Chmelik’s record are a good reminder of the story’s ability to wow young audiences.
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