Are We Over Harry Potter ?

Thursday, July 09, 2009

When Harry Potter first hit the literary scene, the book sales were astronomical and fans would line up the night before, eager for each installment of the fantastical tale. The next movie in the Harry Potter series is set for nationwide release on July 15th and is getting excellent reviews. But as Harry and his fans get older, will the movie be a hit? David Edelstein, chief film critic for New York Magazine and Preethi Vaidyanathan, a 21-year old Harry Potter fan, join The Takeaway to discuss the perhaps not quite enduring legacy of Harry Potter.

Here's the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which is sure to get you excited:


David Edelstein and Preethi Vaidyanathan

Comments [3]

Dana Franchitto

we should be.

Jul. 09 2009 11:56 AM

Not a Harry Potter fan, but I live with someone who is...he is 50 years old. Aside from that, this series of films is a interesting case where as the fans are, yes, getting older, but the characters are also getting older (noticeably so). Does this not add a complexity to character development that will still interest fans?

Jul. 09 2009 10:47 AM

I'm a 27 year old Harry Potter fan and can't wait to see this movie. I have had its date in my phone since it was re-announced.

Jul. 09 2009 09:46 AM

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