Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

If the Hogwarts crew were to reunite for yet another sequel, it might be called 'Harry Potter and the Mixed Blessing Windfall.'

The windfall at issue here is the billions earned by the Potter film franchise, a jackpot that will expand one last time with the release of series capper 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2' this week. On the one hand, the franchise's success has been a boon to the British film industry, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the U.K. filmmaking community, showcasing Great Britain's wealth of acting talent, and making England more attractive as a film-shoot location for international productions. On the other hand, the influx of Hollywood money (even as homegrown funding sources are jeopardized) threatens to turn British movies into Hollywood clones, destroying the local flavor and character of a national cinema that was once idiosyncratic, groundbreaking and unique.