You know, technically, “J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World” is the amusement park section in Universal Studios. The Potter-verse isn’t called that anywhere else. But can you imagine in the age of texting, how hard it must be for Ms. Rowling to be taken seriously when she signs her name? Like, how would you read “We seriously need to pay our lead actor more, j.k.”
Anyway, kudos to this teaser for genuinely teasing, while giving out the main points we need to know, i.e. “Harry Potter stuff in New York, decades ago” and “That acclaimed actor you know from somewhere, being very English.” Plus a taste of the old John Williams theme. It’s less than any other of the recent tarilers we’ve seen this month have shown…yet in a way, that equates to more.
It also tells us the main character’s name is pronounced “skuh-MAN-der.” IMPORTANT!
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist