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The End of an Era: Deathly Hallows Pt 2 sets new bar for fantasy

This weekend marks the last hurrah for the Harry Potter film franchise. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (book) was released in 1997, Pottermania fully hit the U.S. in 2000 with the release of Goblet of Fire,* the film franchise began in 2001, and the final book was released almost exactly four years ago.  Suffice it to say – we have spent a long time inhabiting the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling in one form or another.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 has sold an unholy number of tickets for the midnight premiere, with regular reports of sold out screenings a week in advance.  Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 will surely go out with a bang financially.  What’s so surprising is how it positions itself as one of the best fantasy films ever made – better even than any of the Lord of the Rings films. Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows…PART 1!

It has been nearly a decade since the first Harry Potter film was released and in that time we’ve seen the cast grow into adults.  Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) has to shave, and Rupert Grint (Ron) could play for a rugby team.  How fitting that these children-turned-adults bring one of the best, most thematically adult installments into the franchise. Continue reading