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Total Film: Harry Potter "Franchise of the Decade"

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2009, 10:59 AM

This week, Total Film magazine is releasing their newest issue with ten different covers as part of their special on best of the decade. Harry Potter will be featured on one of the covers (also here in our galleries) as "Franchise of the Decade." Coming in at number 8, the cover says about Harry Potter: "From page to screen, how Harry Potter made movie magic. Plus, first word on the epic finale." If anyone can get scans of the feature inside the magazine, please send them to!

Also, thanks to our Order partner we know the magazine will also have a feature on Rupert dressed as one of his favorite film characters, Napoleon Dynamite.


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660 Points

This is excellent. I’ll have to pick up a copy!

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on December 14, 2009, 11:14 AM report to moderator
39 Points

awesome!!! but #8 i really want to know what got the other slots!!

Posted by tigerpatronus13 on December 14, 2009, 12:31 PM report to moderator
1166 Points

8th movie franchise of the decade?? I have to wonder what could possibly surpass HP!!

Posted by JessSnape on December 14, 2009, 12:32 PM report to moderator
4056 Points

Great! But whose before HP?

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on December 14, 2009, 02:10 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I am pleased to see that it was included on this list but do believe too that it deserved to be ranked higher in comparison to some of the others.

Posted by Kirk on December 14, 2009, 03:48 PM report to moderator
2422 Points

Meh, Batman ans Star Trek higher than Harry? Seriously? Wasn’t Star trek released this yea?

Posted by Mr. Brightside on December 14, 2009, 04:17 PM report to moderator

btw:: I said AWE! w-e-l-l LOL!!!

Posted by Jeannine on December 14, 2009, 05:27 PM report to moderator
401 Points

Number 8? How’s that?

Posted by All Was Well on December 14, 2009, 05:37 PM report to moderator
150 Points

Of course people on a Harry Potter fansite are going to say that their beloved franchise deserves to be #1. But I don’t think the magazine is judging in terms of number of fans; they’re most likely judging on quality. Really, if we’re talking about quality of [i]films[/i] here (which does NOT mean “entertainment value” – it means “artistic value”) then Lord of the Rings really does deserve to be at the top. Harry Potter only “wipes the floor with the other franchises” because it’s had SIX films – the others haven’t had as many – although it does earn points for being able to keep its box office earnings high. Really, though, does anyone think hardcore Harry Potter fans are going to stop seeing these films? No…if anything, this franchise has probably lost fans over the years. Outside the tightknit community I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say “Aren’t these Harry Potter movies done yet?”

I think it’s ridiculous to say that there’s some sort of favoritism going on with the editors of the magazine/website, as if it’s a blatant fact that Jo and HP are the supreme beings of the artistic world. People have opinions that aren’t always going to match with everyone else’s, even if there are millions of fans of a particular franchise such as Harry Potter.

Posted by starlesswinter on December 14, 2009, 06:17 PM report to moderator

I don’t think it means 8th FRANCHISE of the decade, but 8th overall story of the decade, since all the other 9 are different categories, like superhero or epic or whatever else of the decade.

Posted by Tyqwando416 on December 14, 2009, 06:32 PM report to moderator
401 Points

Actually, I must admit that Lord of the Rings deserves to be first. I know this is heresy, but they are my favorite movies.

Posted by All Was Well on December 14, 2009, 07:35 PM report to moderator
58 Points

HP should have gotten higher; #8 wasnt even close HP has been around along time and could b at least #3 or #4

Posted by Kewlguy21 on December 14, 2009, 08:05 PM report to moderator
33 Points

It’s just nice to make the list!

Posted by PotterWatcher8 on December 14, 2009, 09:22 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

cool! harry/jk deserve it! i wish they’d of picked a different photo though…there are much better ones they could have chosen…

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on December 15, 2009, 12:05 AM report to moderator

@sunlitdays..what are you talking about?lol!…the last HP film made almost as much monies as the first and altogether they have made over $5.5 billion dollars…My sister has never read any of th book and enjoys the films
a lot….and sees everyone of them when they come out.

Posted by Jeannine on December 15, 2009, 12:51 AM report to moderator
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