Well, at last the Harry Potter franchise of books and movies that seemed to have dominated the lives of so many young people in the last decade has come to an end.
I have always complained that the Harry Potter stories by J.K. Rowling were poorly written, predictable, formulaic, repetitive and full of plot holes. Well, I am a big enough squirrel to admit that 50% of that is what I believe but the other 50% is a case of sour grapes on my part. Why? Cause she became a billionaire from writing this teen fodder. ……….I wish I had done that!
Anyway, I watched the final film installment of the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II)”. It was probably one of the best in the series and I have to admit that she managed to tie all the loose ends up rather well, even though the concept of the Hallows themselves seemed a little contrived and if examined under the electron microscope, certain plot flaws may be seen. Anyway, that is my way of grudgingly acknowledging her writing.
Still, one wonders why it was such a mega-hit. What can we learn so that we can churn out the next mega-hit for this decade and become billionaires ourselves. Well, the big mega-hit of my generation was Star Wars (although I lost interest after the fourth movie in the series).
After spending my entire nut reserve on research, I can reveal to you that there is a certain formula followed by both Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker.
Originally seen at RandomPics.net.
And, there’s one more thing. Do you remember that classic line in Star Wars;
Well the equivalent in the Potter series is not actually said but it was implied;
Severus Snape: “Harry, I LOVED your mother.”
So once again, the Lone Grey Squirrel has unselfishly shared with all of you the formula to fame and fortune. If you do make it big, remember me ……..I would be happy with 15%. Thank you