Ok, ok, after we’ve all managed to catch our breath after the collective ARRGGHHHing, whether of excitement or despair, caused by the news that JK Rowling’s writing a new wizard thing, and after certain editors have got their rocks sufficiently off by blasting her for having the audacity to further explore her own intellectual property, let’s look at the situation with a little perspective, a phrase which here means “let’s give the girl some credit.” Here are the top ten reasons some of us are, let’s say “cautiously optimistic” about the Newt Scamander Saga.
It’s that time of the week again where we try and think of something to bicker about late this Friday afternoon. What is it this week? Well, you have to accept it though you might not believe it – Harry Potter! It appears that SOME people don’t think it’s worth the time of day, while others (ok, most) think it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Ready, steady, DUEL!
JK Rowling is currently ordering a solid platinum iPad to run Pottermore off. And laughing.
Blimey. It’s all over. Fourteen years after the first book came out, ten years on from the first film and eight months since Deathly Hallows Part 1 rather cheekily claimed that ‘It All Ends Here’, the extraordinary cultural juggernaut that is the Harry Potter book series has finally completed its transition onto the screen. A better swansong than this film could scarcely be imagined.
According to the trailer, its the motion picture event of a generation – a franchise so universally successful that it’s made author JK Rowling one of the richest women in the world. And now, finally, the Harry Potter saga is coming to a close. Ish. Warner Bros have released the first full trailer for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 – to be released in the UK in November. Part 2 won’t be hitting our screens until next summer, so for all of those who can’t bear to let go of Harry and crew, you’ve got a bit of time yet.