Over the weekend, the final film installment of the Harry Potter series raked in 169 million dollars within 4 days for it’s opening weekend (not a bad way to end a franchise huh?). However, with this film’s arrival comes the realization that Harry Potter won’t be on the silver screen any more. For fans of the movies as well as the books, this can be a hard pill to swallow, seeing that Potter has dominated our cinemas for the last decade.
Admittedly, I didn’t really get Potter fever until later into the movies around when Goblet of Fire came out. I had very rabid friends that were into Potter (one serves as a correspondent for this very site, another is now my wife!)anyway, when I tagged along to movies I enjoyed them, but honestly I didn’t know a Weasley from a Malfoy, but as the films got darker, I got more and more into Potter and by the time The Order of The Pheonix hit, I was comfortable with having Potter fever.
Working at a call center, I resorted to reading to keep my sanity and it wasn’t long until I decided to read the Harry Potter series. Before that, I got a little bit of Potter fever by working the midnight release of the book Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows at one of my various, college part time jobs at a bookstore. To see fans both young and old dress like their favorite wizards really opened my eyes to the unstoppable juggernaut that is Harry Potter.
So it’s without ego, that I say the following: even though the final Potter book hit the bookshelves a few years back and the final film adaptation of the everyone’s favorite boy wizard is now showing on the silver screen….this is by no means the end of Harry Potter! Here’s a few things that will make The Boy Who Lived….live on for years to come: