“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2” The End of a Magical Decade

Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adaptation and Sequel
Running Time: 2 hr. 30 min.
Release Date: November 19th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images.
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director: David Yates

JJ Rating: A

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) are looking for the final Horcruxes. The school is in danger because of Harry’s return. Lord Voldermort (Ralph Fiennes) uses the cunning blame game that it’s all Harry’s fault when people start dying. Harry finds that there’s more between him and Voldermort than he was lead to believe. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2.

9 Good Things about the Film

1. Steve Kloves adapted every single Harry Potter book to film. That is a feat in itself. I have not read the books (nor do I plan on it), but he pulled the important themes from the over all book and weaved them in the films from start to finish. That is impressive.
2. Great visuals. Love the white dragon. I actually felt bad for it. The chains were rubbing against his neck. Also, the shield brought down around Hogwarts looked as magical as it should. I felt excited as it tumbled down to protect everyone from danger.
3. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have been the Trinity of Harry Potter since the beginning. With each film, they’ve enhanced their characters that were once just words on a page. They put the final touches on the characters they’ve embodied for a decade, and it was a magical, final touch.
4. Alan Rickman’s Professor Snape was phenomenal. One of those characters that will go down in history along side Darth Vader, Yoda and the like.
5. I felt sad many times and almost, almost cried once.
6. The world of Harry Potter is rich and worthy of the place in history it’ll have years to come.
7. The entire film had a gloomy overtone to it that was inflated with hope. It’s a weird combination that worked.
8. Wand to wand the final battle between Harry Potter and Voldermort was as epic as I expected it to be.. As epic as Darth Vader vs. Luke was for those way back when, except it’s for those that are now right here.
9. Emotionally charged from beginning to end and I had nothing invested in it other than wanting something to entertain and put the period on a long historical franchise.

1 Bad Thing about this Film

1. Some of the scenes dealing with certain people’s deaths were blurs and I wish there were more humanity in remembering them.

The end of the series is hard, even for me, to fathom. For the last ten years, it’s been in the entertainment news. The next movie was always on the horizon. It’s going to be hard to remember that’s that. No more Harry Potter. The sadness I feel over Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 along with the end of the series isn’t something I can feel for the end of the stupid sparkly vampire movie that shall not be named.

Farwell Harry Potter. Thanks for the magical movie experience, there’s none quite like it.

1 comment:

LLgood said...

I still need to see this movie, but yeah, I can't wait to see this movie. I do want to point a few things out: The deaths that happened in the film I've heard don't get a lot of screen time. That happened in the book too. In the book, it makes sense, because it was in Harry's pov, but in the movie, they probably could have shown more. Also, there's a line that Mrs.Weasley had when she killed Belatrix "Not my daughter you B!". it better be in the movie or I will be very disappointed. I'm sure I'll love this movie.

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