Page 1 - Introduction
Hello, and welcome to the fifth issue of the 9/11 Fanzine 2015. In this issue, I’ll be talking about "Frostfall" the movie and how it took down "Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone". (There will be a Harry Potter fan's reaction to "Frostfall" on page 3.) There will be reviews of "Frostfall", an interview with Logan (and his character Father Diego), and even an essay about Lacey Parrish, the main character in "Frostfall".
So all you have to do now is just sit back, relax, and enjoy this premiere issue of this magazine!
Page 2 - Review of "Frostfall" by Valerie Marks
Laurelville Daily Star
I am reviewing the movie "Frostfall" by Logan Dara of Moviemagic Films; the movie is based on the short story "The Destiny of Lacey Parrish" by Suzette Mullen.
In the film, a girl named Lacey Parrish lives in the imaginary kingdom of Vaspoania, which is located at the top of the world. She is forcibly separated from her family and made to be a servant in the royal palace in a Cinderella-like twist. When she turns 18 years old, Lacey is betrothed to an elderly duke. Lacey flees from the palace later that night and takes up with the notorious villain Avrekius, who plots to plunge the kingdom into an eternal winter. One day, Lacey is captured by three companions Thomas Spencer and his companions Federyc the Fearless, Sir Basequin, and Maximillian, who have been sent by the Margrave Hamond to stop Avrekius. The rest of the story is about Lacey explaining her sad life story while Thomas and his companions hunt for a mythical jewel that could stem the winter solstice.
Even though the animation is impressive and I could relate to the characters (mainly Thomas and Lacey), the movie seems to be flat. It's not that the movie was bad; I just felt that the story could have been better written. Still, I'd give "Frostfall" about a 4.5 out of 5 stars for effort.
Page 3 - Essay: Why I don't like "Frostfall" (and why I wish that Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone" was the number 1 film) by George Owens
Like almost everyone I know, I have seen the movie Frostfall. The movie, for all its flaws, was a good movie. But I prefer the movie Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone; I hoped Harry Potter would be the big box office success that it was projected to be.
I found myself enjoying Harry Potter more than Frostfall. I liked that the protagonist, Harry Potter, is willing to embrace magic and willing to put himself in danger to keep his friends safe. Lacey doesn't seem to enjoy herself unless she's with the villain causing trouble. Even then, she isn't likeable despite the fact that most people prefer Lacey over Hermione Granger.
Back to the main topic:
I don't like Frostfall because it just doesn’t feel right. Like you’re being offered a healthy snack when all you want is junk food. I don't like how people seemed to embrace Frostfall when none of them have read the books that the movies is based on. I find it disappointing that people ignore Harry Potter in favor of a lesser-known character.
But that's just my opinion.
I say I’m a fan of Harry Potter and I won't stop being a fan of Harry Potter because everyone else abandoned the boy wizard. I wish the guys at Moviemagic Films would give Harry Potter a chance instead of dismissing him as a "witch" and claiming that "Harry Potter promotes witchcraft". Those words are hurtful and they hurt millions of children who read his books.
That’s my opinion piece on Harry Potter and Frostfall. I suggest that if you're planning to see Frostfall, you should skip that movie and watch "Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone. You’ll thank me one day when Harry Potter is still popular and Frostfall is forgotten.
Page 4 - Advice from Lucy Miller
I'm having trouble trying to decide if I should watch "Harry Potter" or "Frostfall". All my friends are watching "Harry Potter" and they want me to watch "Harry Potter" with them or I can't be their friend anymore. Yet my mother wants me to watch "Frostfall" since she says "Frostfall" doesn't have any witchcraft in it and "Harry Potter" does. I like my friends, but I can't tell them that my mom won't let me watch "Harry Potter". What should I do?
Torn Between Two Movies
Dear Torn Between Two Movies,
If your friends are pressuring you into watching a movie that your mother doesn't want you to watch, then they're not your real friends. You might need to find some new friends since they want to obsess over "Harry Potter".
Plus, I personally think it's wise to do what your mother says.
Featured Article - Second Interview with Logan Dara Trichenberg
In this section, I'll be talking to Logan Dara Trichenberg about his controversial character, Father Diego Cortez, and how he used the character to take down Harry Potter.
Me: I'm pleased to see you again, Logan.
Logan Dara: Thank you.
Me: Well, since this is your second interview with this magazine, I want to ask you some questions. Actually, Everyone wants to know about Father Diego and how he was partially responsible for the destruction of the Harry Potter phenomenon.
LD: Well, in the movie "Siege of the Priest", Father Diego dispenses advice to the main heroes in exchange for them helping him find his three children, who were taken away from him during an invasion of his village.
Me: And how did Father Diego even father children?
LD: That's a funny question. Anyway, Diego was a young man when some people took him away from his village, killed his wife Maria, and took his children away to be "civilized". Diego was forced to become a priest and he quickly rose to power in the church.
Me: That's interesting. Now about those rumors about Father Diego's words about Harry Potter...
LD: What He says goes. Diego doesn't care if Harry Potter Is popular; it has witchcraft in it. What was the name of Harry Potter's school? Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. There, I said it. Harry Potter is not only learning witchcraft, but he's promoting witchcraft as well.
Me: I See. Anything else you want to tell your loyal fans, who are no doubt celebrating the success of "Frostfall"?
LD: I would tell my fans thank you very much for your support in making "Frostfall" the #1 movie in America. Deirdre and I couldn't have done it without you.
Me: Thank you for your time, Logan.
LD: You're welcome.
Page 6 - News article: Review of "Frostfall" by Jacquelyn-Claire Ritterwolff (aged 8)
Golden Hills Magazine (children's magazine)
I am reviewing the movie "Frostfall", which was directed and produced by Logan Dara of Moviemagic Films. The movie is about a girl named Lacey Parrish, who has lost her way due to family tragedy and an unhappy life as a servant in the royal palace. Lacey escapes from her wedding and runs away to find a magical land where she believes her mother, sister, and cousin might be living. Lacey crosses paths with a wicked sorcerer who plots to make the kingdom suffer from eternal winter, but she meets a man named Thomas Spenser. Thomas is convinced that she's not really bad, she just needs some help.
I give this movie an A+; you should skip "Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone" and watch this movie.
Page 7 - Pop culture
Movies of the week (Theatrical releases)
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [PG]
2. Amelie [R]
3. Shallow Hal [PG-13]
4. The One [PG-13]
5. Monsters, Inc. [G]
Songs of the week
1. Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
2. I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Ja Rule
3. Hero - Enrique Iglesias
4. Fallin' - Alicia Keys
5. U Got It Bad - Usher
6. Turn Off The Light - Nelly Furtado
7. Differences - Ginuwine
8. Livin' It Up - Ja Rule Featuring Case
9. How You Remind Me - Nickelback
10. Only Time - Enya
Books of the week
1. DESECRATION, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
2. THE KISS, by Danielle Steel.
3. THE SIGMA PROTOCOL, by Robert Ludlum.
4. THE CORRECTIONS, by Jonathan Franzen.
5. ISLE OF DOGS, by Patricia Cornwell.
6. A BEND IN THE ROAD, by Nicholas Sparks.
7. BLOOD AND GOLD, by Anne Rice.
8. MIDNIGHT BAYOU, by Nora Roberts.
9. JOURNEY THROUGH HEARTSONGS, written and illustrated by Mattie J. T. Stepanek.
10. BLACK HOUSE, by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
Page 8 - Essay: "Who is Lacey Parrish" by Christina Jensen
I heard people claiming that Lacey Parrish is better than Hermione Granger, but I disagree. After all, we see Hermione as a smart girl with her head on her shoulders, a strong work ethic, and willing to learn about magic. (Why wasn't she the main protagonist of the Harry Potter books?)
As for Lacey, she is seen as fragile and weak, but is stronger than she looks. She endured years of hardship, both as a peasant and while working at the palace. She doesn't follow anyone, and even shows cruelty towards the main protagonist. Yet Thomas Spenser is able to see right through her; he knows anyone can become a villain under the given circumstances.
I know I prefer Hermione, but Lacey seems to be a stronger female character than Hermione is. I'm sure Hermione won't last a second in Lacey's world, but Lacey will take over Hogwarts faster than you can say "hocus pocus".
Now you know.
Page 9 - What's in the next issue
Unfortunately, we're now at the end of this issue. But don't worry, because we have some exciting new things happening in the next issue:
1. The Fall of Harry Potter and the Revival of the Lord of The Rings, as told by Deirdre Langston Dara
2. Logan, Dicky, and Andrea's Reactions to the "War on Terror"
3. What to Expect in the Year 2002
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