Story: ‘Harry Potter 7’and franchises

5 12 2010

Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson carry the 7th film in this very successful franchise

I finally got around to seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I this weekend. I’m weary of the Potter films because I am a fan of the books and most of the movies have let me down, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one, both as an adaption of a book (or half of a book) that I love and as a movie. I’m not going to bother with a full review of the movie because either you like Harry Potter and want to see it, or you have no interest whatsoever. This blog is not the place to convince you that Harry Potter is awesome. But considering that these seven movies have grossed over $5.4 billion worldwide, there’s something to talk about here. So the question of the day: How┬áimportant is the story of a movie when deciding what to see? Or are you more likely to see a sequel (or movie seven) over something that stands alone outside of a franchise?

Read the rest of this entry »