Harry Potter and The Watchmen
Warner Brothers studios, after releasing two amazing trailers which had the fan-worlds buzzing, was sitting pretty two weeks ago.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince:
Now, not so much.
Warner Brothers is suffering the results of it’s own hubris.
Firstly – the wild seven month release date time leap for the Half Blood Prince (HBP). In a country where Entertainment is news and news is entertainment and both are DEADLY SERIOUS to the masses, this is the equivalent of Global Warming…meaning that some people (like myself) want to believe that this doesn’t exist.
Hence, the Release Date petitions. I found at least three of them. Kudos to you if you can spot more.
But, they never intended to cause umbrage (heh, Doloris) with HP fans. Surely not. You can read the the WB President’s statement here and read the reaction of hardcore HP lovers.
Secondly is the most recently released news that FOX (those greedy bastards) are taking WB and the Watchmen to task, claiming they own all rights to the franchise. It’s all sticky, legal nastiness you can read about here.
Of course, like true believers in Democracy and justice, there is a petition a-circulatin’ about this flick too:
Of course, some folks doubt the validity and effectiveness of the petition. I’m always a wee bit skeptical myself. But it never hurts to throw your name up there, if it might help. It does still helps many to believe that we do live in a Democracy where the voice of the people matter. Unfortunately, money speaks louder than words.
Of course – if you really wanted to make a difference, you’d have to boycott many FOX and WB sources of entertainment, which would equate you to something of a leper or social pariah in many circles.
It would serve both these major studios right if boot-leg copies end up leaked all over the internet. In fact, I honestly hope they do. The masses demand to be entertained. And if we cannot satisfy our lust for teenage wizards and aging superheroes, we will seek BLOODY vengeance.
Through well organized petitions.
I don’t mock, honestly! But so far, petitions haven’t done much to move these behemoths about OTHER IMPORTANT MATTERS (like poverty, the environment, etc).
But you know, keep fighting the good fight. And while you’re at it, enjoy this.
Much Love, Mindy C