The Harry Potter Franchise really knows how to play to their constituency don’t they? Not only have they released a five-movie side story playing to their American fanbase (because besides the European market, no other market has a higher disposable income) they are now selling the screen play associated with it.
All good things come to an end but the Harry Potter series just seems to keep on going, and it shows no signs of slowimg down. It’s one of the few franchises that’s up there with Star Trek and Doctor Who.
And this is due to the fact that this franchise perfectly understands that this demographic is resilient and has every intention of living and dying with the series, and therefore is a bottomless pit of money.
And the thing is, I know good and well what they are doing. Everyone knows good and well what they are doing. However, I am also the same person who’s going to fork over their hard-earned cash to see Fantastic Beasts in the movies tomorrow. Because I have been there from the very beginning; just before it took off, and when there was the large hiatus in between Book Four and Book Five, and when there was the wild mass guessing of how all the plot points should tie together in Book Seven, and I don’t really remember a time when I wasn’t part of the fandom. So I probably, at one point, will purchase the screen play and anything else they throw at me
But only when it’s heavily discounted in the bargain bins (I know it will make it’s way there eventually) because you know, I’m making a stand. Not because I’m cheap and still want to own the screen play. Definitely not that.