"My childhood is over . . ."
Related:"My childhood is over," says the critic's 16-year-old daughter on the ride home,
and for once she's not being melodramatic. The "Harry Potter" series has come
sighing and crashing to a close after a decade of movies and 14 years of
page-turning, and a generation must now move on from its defining myth.
For the rest of us - the scornful, the uninterested, those too old to fully believe -
the films derived from J.K. Rowling's seven best-selling fantasy novels have
waxed and waned, moving from the formulaic fun of the early entries to the
darkening adolescent gloom of the middle installments to the grim Wagnerian
conflict of the final haul.
The "Potter" stories, books and movies alike, have been central tent poles of our popular culture . . .
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