Friday, 6 July 2007

Harry Potter and the media driven madness

Sadness. :(

It's nearly time for the end. The final instalment of the Harry Potter franchise (franchise? huh? wtf?) is in the shops on the 21st - many staying open late to sate the neediness of fans. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh book which is obliged to tie a whole bunch of loose ends together ... or else.

Daniel Radcliffe has signed to play Harry in the last two films for a supposed £25 million, and JK Rowling is apparently the richest woman on the planet, and worth more than the Queen.

Can you say insanity?


Kitty said...

Can you say insanity?


I think I finally gave up trying to make sense of any of it this week. What a relief.

Kapitano said...

Daniel Radcliffe is trying desperately to branch out from the Harry Potter films and hype before both fade away and leave him without a career. So he's attempting to develop a brooding/sexy image - with limited success IMO.

Personally, I've read the first 20 pages of the first Potter novel and couldn't see what the fuss is all about. It's moderately well written, completely derivative and morally simplistic - just like Enid Blyton, Rouald Dahl or any other good children's writer.

Sandy said...

She's going to write more books in the Harry Potter universe. Just wait.

You don't just abandon a cash cow like this one. I bet her publisher will be putting a huge amount of pressure on her to continue writing.