I saw ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2‘ over the weekend. I actually saw it twice — once at the regular Carmike Cinema and again with my hubby, two teenagers and 87-year-old mom at the Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre in Honor, Michigan.
We are so, so lucky to have a real drive-in within driving distance. Everything about this place is vintage, including the 50’s era music and “hot dog jumping into the bun” promo for the concession stand.
Like the rest of the world, I’m sad to see this chapter of the Harry Potter franchise end, but loved the epic finale. You can read my full review here. If you don’t want to click over, just know that I gave it five out of five reels.
But do I think this is the end of Harry Potter? No way! For one thing, the ending of this movie sets things up nicely for the next generation. Also, J.K. Rowling is launching a site called Pottermore.com in October 2011.
Rowling and Sony Corp. promise that the site will be “an online reading experience built around the world of Harry Potter, created for a new digital generation of readers who can share and participate in the stories, showcase their Potter-related creativity and discover new information about the world of Harry Potter from the author herself.”
That certainly doesn’t sound like the end of Harry Potter, does it? And I can’t imagine that a new film franchise wouldn’t be created at some point. No more Harry Potter films? Yeah, we’ll see…
Here’s J.K. Rowling talking about the new site…