Monday, March 16, 2009

HP7 Part 2 Release Date

According to Publisher's Weekly, the official release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2, to the theaters will be July 15th, 2011, with the first part being released November 19th, 2010.

Now, I'm still trying to figure out why they split the book to begin with. A good third of it could be completely eliminated with how often we were told the kids were, yet again, waiting in the woods. It was a little redundant. I mean, come on. Order of the Phoenix was more substantial and look how much of that was chopped.

I'm a little irked by this split. It just seems Warner Brothers is trying to leech more money from the franchise since it's the last book they can bank on (are we surprised? they are leeches). I'm just not seeing what could possibly be substantial enough in this book that it can't be condensed into one movie. Hell, even a three hour movie. It was done for LOTR and I'm sure fans would love to sit through three hours of Harry Potter, but two movies? Warner Brothers makes me want to go pumice myself.


ralfast said...

The cynic in me agrees. On the other hand, budget wise, there are a lot of scenes that entail a lot of CGI/FX and simply can't be cut (Ron and the Sword for one), and others are pretty elaborate (the weeding, bet anything that gets cut), the Ministry, Gringots, Hogwarts, Snape's memories, etc. I can see why you would want the flexibility especially when the movies have departed so often with the books (and HBP promises even more departures especially when it comes to the Harry/Ginny romance) that you would need the extra time to sort it all out.

Yet the cynic in me has not left the building (at least not yet).

ralfast said...

It also gives me more time to become a world famous writer, move to London and pitch my idea of a HP based TV series!


Donna said...

Like I said, WB is a money whore. I don't think it has anything to do with crunching information into a slotted time frame. They can do it. It's all about profitability.

LOL! Give it time. I'm sure there'll be one!

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