Friday Flame Wars: The End Of Harry Potter – Do You Care?

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Poor Harry Potter fans. Your pathetic franchise is coming to an end. All you’ll have after tonight is a middling video game and the slow realization that Twihards will be getting something new while you’re still weeping for poor Fred1. Wizards? Magic? Dragons? Lame. Lame like Tiny Tim during the last 3 months of his second presidential term. Seriously, we cannot believe that grown-ups, actual grown ups, spend their time caring about this crap! The release of the final film in this unevenly adapted series of books is a reminder that despite quality, people will flock to anything with enough popularity like sheep. Good riddance.

Oh, except for the fact that they’re f*cking fantastic stories. Sure, they start out as by-the-numbers magical kid tales, but over the course of 7 books they become brutal and surprisingly mature. The series explores concepts like class warfare, the death of loved ones, racism, religious intolerance and the oppression and outright enslavement of minorities, while still managing to shoehorn in some exciting adventure, sports and yes, magic-that-happens-to-be-awesome. JK Rowling created a richly detailed universe populated by people who feel authentic and though the books aren’t perfect, they never betray a contempt for their audience. The films have been uneven, but they captured the spirit of the books and the release of the final movie is a bittersweet reminder of how rare a series like this comes along. We’ll miss it.

So which is it, Game Fronters? Potteryay or Potterboo? Let us know whether you love it, or wish you could Avada Kedavera it into oblivion, in comments.


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8 Comments on Friday Flame Wars: The End Of Harry Potter – Do You Care?


On July 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm

its about f___ing time!!!!


On July 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

this last harry potter movie was pretty good. sucks it took them like 5 movies to get it right.


On July 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I do not care.


On July 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Personally, I’m going to miss the movie series. And the book series was very well enjoyed. Thanks for presenting us with excellent movie adaptations! And thanks, J. K. Rowling, for starting such an amazing story!


On July 16, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Loved the books and movie. Sad to see such an amazing series end,


On July 17, 2011 at 9:10 am



On July 17, 2011 at 9:12 am

NO,sorry abou that last commet was my son.I loved the series but hey guys lets just say i worked on the set of Harry Potter (Were COntinuing it)

we just wanted to see how everyone reacted to the end*


On July 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Honestly, I wish there was more to this series. I’d really hate to see it end…It seems like yesterday I was off to see the first movie in theaters…and now its over. All I can say is that I will never forget this series nor will I stop loving the series. I’ve always been interested in magic spells and mythical creatures, etc…This was one of my most favorite series’.