Angry Indonesians curse Potter movie no-show
JAKARTA: As boy wizard Harry Potter takes on the evil Voldemort in the final movie of the epic series, angry Indonesian movie-lovers are casting hexes and curses on their government over yet another missed film.
A drawn-out tax dispute which has led US studios to boycott the country means fans there will miss out on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, which had its world premiere in London on Thursday.
“We’re really angry and frustrated. The government doesn’t care and seems to be shutting its ears to our pleas. How much longer do we have to wait to watch quality movies in Indonesia?” Potter fan Febry Lumbantoruan, a 30-year-old human resources officer, told AFP.
The Potter movies have a devoted following in Indonesia, where thousands of fans play the wizard sport of Quidditch on Twitter, enrol themselves in wizard schools and cast charms and spells on one another on Facebook.
Like their fellow Potter fans around the world, Indonesians have been eagerly awaiting the films’ concluding chapter, an explosive battle between Potter and the dark forces of Lord Voldemort.