OK, since everyone is talking about Harry Potter, maybe I should put down my views too.
I’m no Harry Potter fan. Perhaps that is why I feel that everything has been over hyped. The media overplayed the ending until it has become so important. Yes, someone will die in the end. But who? If you want to know, go read the book.
But something I do not understand. Why is everyone so concern about the ending? When people got the book, the first thing they do is flip to the last chapters and read the ending to find out who died. What happen to the process? Shouldn’t the process be more important than the destination?
We see arguments in ping.sg because someone posted the ending in the shoutbox few days before the book was released. Yes, that person is wrong to do so. But then there is really no need to over-react over this issue. Its just a small slice of the ending. You can still enjoy the whole thing even if you know what happen in the end.
Its just like before Star War III was released, everyone already know before that Anakin Skywalker will fall into lava and become Dark Vader.
Frodo destroys the ring by throwing it into the lava at Mount Doom.
King Kong was shot dead at the top of Empire State building.
The Titanic hits an iceberg and sank.
So? Everyone still enjoys these movie despite knowing the ending beforehand.
It’s the process that matters…. not the destination.