Just like magic, the end is nigh.

by Simon Black

This week marks the beginning of the end for Harry Potter fans as the final instalment of the film series premieres this Friday, 11th November in London. The worldwide premiere is soon followed by the US Premiere on Tuesday 15th November.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows poster
The highest anticpated film of 2010

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” is the long anticipated finale in the Warner Brothers’ most profitable series. The final chapter involves Harry, who has now left Hogwarts, seeking for the source of Voldemort’s power and relentlessly trying to defeat him.

Potter fans have been renowned for the mania that surrounds the release of any Harry related material but popular ticket selling website Fandango have had a surge of fans pre-ordering tickets. “Even though the finale’s first part is more than two weeks away, fans are already showing their eagerness to join the final journey on opening weekend,” says Fandango CEO Rick Butler. “We’ve seen more sold-out showtimes for this film than we’ve seen for any other pre-release title this year.”

It is unknown which stars will be gracing the red carpet this weekend but with the actors being huge fans of the mythical world, they usually don’t disappoint on opening weekend. Daniel Radcliffe, who portrays Harry Potter and grew up with the character, admits that the end of the series is like the end of a relationship and he is “sad to see him go”.

Many fans have hit the internet to organise specific events for the release of the film, with many release parties being organised in local libraries! With the amount of hype for the film it is no wonder that many cinemas across the country are opening for a midnight showing on the release date just to accommodate the demand.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book cover.
The J.K. Rowling classic

The film series have slowly been getting better over the years and with the finale being separated into two parts, the seventh film has stuck relentlessly to the J.K. Rowling novel. Many fans are excited by this and those who attended the unfinished screening in August have depicted the adaption as “the most perfect Harry Potter film”

No matter who you are or where you come from the Harry Potter world has a place for you which makes this film the most anticipated release of the year. Young and old alike will not be judged for carrying a toy wand around while wearing deep maroon robes as most  already know that fans are simply potty for Potter.  

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