And that is what makes it so sad.
You have heard the news, haven't you?
The latest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, that we have all been waiting for, the one that was supposed to be released in November?
Yes, that one.
Well it won't be released until July 17, 2009.
It's about the money, they say so right here:
"Our reasons for shifting Half-Blood Prince to summer are twofold," Warner Bros. president Alan Horn said Thursday. "We know the summer season is an ideal window for a family tent pole release, as proven by the success of our last Harry Potter film, which is the second-highest grossing film in the franchise, behind only the first installment."
But then they try to play it off that it is really about the writer's strike:
"Like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers' strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films—changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of."
I have to tell you that I was definitely looking forward to a midnight movie in November.
I feel so betrayed.