‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2′ Review

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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  1. Klabautermann says:

    Seeing as you haven’t read the books, I can understand the rating of the movie – as a reader, I do agree there are things it misses out from the books, and a nice bunch of them, but it is not about the Harry and friends “living” as you said, it is more about important points from the book.ž

    But even with that, I’d definitely give it the highest rating. It is the movie with most tension, action and magic of all 8 of them.

  2. It was definitely the most action packed of the series, just for me, this film made me realize how much more I enjoy seeing these characters trying to get by and not necessarily on a battle field. Regardless though, still a great film.

  3. This is the best movie of the series, but the epilogue pissed me off. Its like they didn’t even try to create realism. USE DIFFERENT ACTORS IF YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING THAT IS HAPPENING 19 YEARS LATER! Thanks David Yates for that very good lesson. Aside from that, the movie was great, really delivered what I wanted it to aside from some parts that went against the book.

  4. For me it’s Half Blood Prince that takes the number one spot. That movie caught me so off guard, I was on the edge of my seat a lot while watching it, and the end. . . just wow, I never expected that. Deathly Hallows seemed a bit predictable, I mean it was the final movie in the series so you kinda knew what was going to go down. It just didn’t impact me as much as HBP did.

  5. I’m not a big book person so i can’t comment on what might be missing from the book to film aspect. I got hooked on harry when it stared from a friend. I have to say i think they did a great job on the final film tying every thing together to bring to a conclusion. The cameras work set design,story was fantastic and the the ending couldn’t have been better. I think they save the best for last myself.

  6. stsdasnowman, yes, it was a very good one, but I didn’t like it as much because I was expecting an EPIC fight after you-know-who died in “HBP” but there…. wasn’t one. In the book there was an epic one and yet it did not occur. So for that I cannot forgive David Yates. I wish Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, HP & Prisoner of Azkaban) remained the director of the film, because what he did with the third movie he could have been stellar with in the remaining ones.

  7. @Simpson – Yeah I understand where you’re coming from there completely. I used to be the same way with comic book movies, there were so many that I hated simply for the fact that they weren’t completely true to the source material. I have sense eased up on that though, well more given up on them getting it right, but since I didn’t read the HP books, it’s not something I have to worry about. Although I do enjoy hearing about other things that went on in the books that I missed out on, like I had no idea there was another fight at the end of ‘HBP’, I’m intrigued now to say the least.

  8. haha, its awesome! You must read it now! I’m rereading the books haha.

  9. Yeah I think they should have casted new people for the epilogue, but other than that, I found it to be a great film.

  10. TimothyRulez says:

    I haven’t read any of the books at all but I still enjoyed the series. The movie moved at a really fast pace. It was too fast for me. They destroyed the remaining horcruxes really fast. I expected a longer movie too, seeing the pattern that each movie seemed to be longer than the last. The quality and special effects were good.

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