With the Harry Potter movie series wrapping up with the release of the final movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two,” scheduled for July 15, many students are saddened by the end of an era.
Harry Potter debuted in 2001, with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Since it’s inception, the films have graced the hearts of many students who grew up watching the movies.
Some students, like Shane Parks, administration of justice, are going to miss the excitement.
“Harry Potter positively influenced me,” said Parks. “Anticipating every new movie gave me something to look forward to. It saddens me that the saga is coming to an end.”
Brianna Hawkins, political science, grew up with Harry Potter.
“I always watched the movies with my mom when they came out. It was special to get that time with her,” Hawkins said. “We would even dress up and see the midnight premiers. I can’t believe it’s only going to happen one more time.”
Thomas Carter, biology, said the Potter series never let him down.
“Many movies produce sequels, and most are inferior to the first. Harry Potter was different,” Carter said. “Each movie got better and better.”
While some can’t get enough of Harry, Ron, and Hermoine, other students are not influenced by the Potter movies.
“Avid Harry Potter fans read the books,” said Lisa Gonzales. “The movie is inconsequential to me. The real tragedy was when the final book was released.”
Some students appreciate the Potter movies even though they don’t watch them.
“Even though I’m not a giant fan, I can see why people like [Harry Potter]. Those types of movies can be fun,” said Ari Sorrentino, dance. “It’s no Star Wars, but I see the appeal.”
Others are really saddened by the Potter finale.
“I’m seriously going to cry. It’s sad when something you love is over,” said Maggie James, psychology. “I’m going to miss you Harry.”
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