Friday, October 8, 2010

The End -- in Two Parts

This comes out three days after my son turns eleven. He's already made me promise to take him the day it opens.



There are no words to describe the excitement these books and movies have brought to so many kids, including my own. Considering how long the final book was, I'm kind of glad the movie is in two parts.

What about you? Do you think they're milking this cash cow for all it's worth, or are they just trying to get the final episode right?

14 comments:

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I think it's both! the last one has to be awesome. but why not make extra money at the sametime? :)

Kristan said...

Ditto what Tamara said. And frankly, it's fine by me. I think each movie has gotten better (probably also because the actors have gotten older and thus aren't just kids walking around saying lines and looking cute :P).

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My kids are all looking forward to see the movie, though only my 10 yo (who turns 11 three weeks after the movie comes out) has read all the books.

I'm still sitting on the fence whether it should be two movies. Guess I'll have to wait to see it to know for sure.

Laura Pauling said...

Maybe a little of both? I think customers will be happy to pay for two movies and keep they HP momentum moving forward!

Carolyn V. said...

I hope they're trying to get it right, but I'm sure they're milking it too.

How cool that it comes out for your son's b-day! =)

Kelly said...

This is an amazing book, you can't possibly do it justice in two hours. I (maybe naively) think they are just trying to make sure it lives up to the book.
I can't wait to see it. I wonder where they will end part one too.

JEM said...

Oh, that's a tough question. I agree that it's probably a little big of column A, a little bit of column B. I noticed a lot of people are complaining about books "selling out" to the movies, but I personally am ecstatic to see so many of my favorite stories on the big screen (provided they're done right, of course). Plus, book writers spend infinitely more time crafting their stories than most blockbuster movies which makes for stronger character development and better plot lines. At least, I think so :).

Shannon O'Donnell said...

No way - I'm THRILLED they decided to do it in two parts. there is now way one movie could have done it justice. The world would have been left disappointed! :-)

Krispy said...

So, SO EXCITED!!! Sister, friends, and I will SO be going at midnight, even if I have work the next day. Haha.

I think there's enough in the last book to warrant 2 movies. A lot happens, and I'd hate for it to feel rushed...or for it to be like a 4 hour movie.

lotusgirl said...

I can't wait for this. As far as milking it or getting it right. I think it's a little of both. It keeps the hype up esp. for the park that just opened in Florida, but because it's such an epic tale and there is so much to the ending, it makes a lot of sense to break it into 2 parts.

Rebecca said...

It's definitely a little of both.

But I'll be honest. I thought the last movie was long and mostly dull, so I'm not too thrilled about them splitting the last book into two movies.

Lori W. said...

Three days?! How did I miss that. I'm definitely going.
It's a really long book, so two movies might serve the story well . . .

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss sherri! wow that trailer is sooooo cool. for me it doesnt much matter why the end is gonna be in 2 parts. for me i just love those books and the movies and going to 2 for the ending is gonna make it lots more exciting. i cant wait for it to get at the movies.
...hugs from lenny

Tess said...

Yes, I agree...why not? They've certainly earned the right to do what they want.

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