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…
It sure seems to me like there could be a whole new series, spun off … from the one “orphan” at the end of book 7, but it would be a risk since the series was so popular.
I didn’t entirely like the final movie. The book’s version of the final scenes are much better, but I also prefer the books over the movies anyway. I felt like they glossed over the many deaths.
I liked the part 1 movie quite a bit more than the part 2, but I did enjoy it, and I’m sad that it’s over. It was so much fun to have a new Potter book every summer for so long.
Did you see Radcliffe on The Daily Show? He was a real doll. Funny, humble, smart. Loved it.
My daughter is currently reading the entire Harry Potter series from start to finish. I’m just starting The Hunger Games (my new goal to read more books adapted into movies), so maybe I’ll get to HP eventually.
I am a little disappointed that the Harry Potter section is so small. It’s pretty cool that it empties the rest of the park though
My daughter, the most avid HP fan you can imagine, follows all things Potter and says JK Rowling is at work on a new book, but it’s not related to Harry Potter. We’ll see if her intelligence is correct. While I share your sadness and your hope that there will be more of the magical-muggle world to come, I’d hate to see spin-off movies get made that aren’t from books by Rowling, so unless she chooses to write more, I actually hope it does end here. Sad, but the alternative would be sadder…..
We have a drive-in in Wellfleet, too. They are pretty special. Harry Potter was playing at ours, too. Our guests from the UK went and loved both the drive-in and the film. That being said, I must admit to being one of the only people in the USA to not have seen any HP, or read any of the books …
You still have a drive-in? I’m jealous. I thought J.K. Rowling was putting Harry and co. to bed, thanks for the insights here, it looks like that’s not the case at all.
Hum, I’ve heard JKR was up to something, but it just seems like Harry Potter was so neatly tied up I’d almost hate to unravel it again. I enjoyed seeing the last film, but that seemed like a good way to say goodbye.
Ah yes, nicely put, eveonrye.