Is Harry Potter a ripoff of Star Wars?

Star Wars vs Harry PotterPop quiz. What sci-fi/fantasy/adventure franchise has taken billions at the box office, inspired a generation and features a timeless story of good versus evil in a fantastical world full of bizarre creatures and magical powers, getting progressively darker in subsequent films?

If you’re under 30 you might have said Harry Potter; if not, Star Wars. That’s when you realise the above description applies to both. And when you realise that, you can see that one is a blatant re-tread of the other.

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