The final movie in the Harry Potter franchise, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’, has been released and the world now knows the “full” story of what happened to the boy that lived. The movie picks up exactly where the Deathly Hallows Part 1 left off, with Harry and friends attempting to find and destroy the rest of Voldemort’s Horcruxes. The film is again directed by David Yates and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.
This movie is full of action, once it starts, it never stops going. In fact the entire film is climax, which is a good and bad thing. It’s good because this movie is everything that Part 1 wasn’t, from the action to actually moving the story forward. In the same sense though it’s bad because they leave out all of the moments of Harry and friends, just living if you will. I really felt like I didn’t get the full Harry Potter experience watching this movie because of the lack of just seeing the characters doing things besides fighting. Now I get that this was a two part film and if they were watched together they would be fantastic, but to watch either by itself, doesn’t quite work.
Now seeing as how this film was based around the action here, I’ll touch on that next. It was phenomenal. The movie looked great from living statues too the giant snakes. The battles did however lose a little of there impact though every time someone died, it was as if the movie didn’t want to deal with the death of any characters and it shied away from it, making it seem almost as if they didn’t matter.
I would just like to mention that I didn’t read many of the books, only the first two and until now that hasn’t been a problem. This was the first time in the series where I really felt like I was missing something that was kind of important in the book and that the movie was just choosing to brush to the side. Not that this really hurts the movie or anything but it just makes the experience feel a bit more incomplete.
Overall though, this was a great movie and a must see for movie goers of all ages. Sure the film had a few minor problems but in the end they weren’t anything that really hurt film as a whole and definitely should not detour you from seeing one of 2011’s best films.
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