Monday, July 18, 2011

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Title:  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Official, IMDB, Wikipedia)

I have been anxiously waiting to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 more than any other movie this year.  I loved the book and HP 7 Part 1 and couldn’t wait to see how they ended the series on the big screen.  Needless to say, I was not disappointed. 

The film opens where Part 1 left off, with Voldemort taking the Elder Wand from Dumbledore’s, and takes off from there.  While Part 1 had its slow moments (the first half of the book did as well), Part 2 is nonstop.  The film holds true to the essence of the book and many scenes are pretty close to the way that they happened on the page.  I’m not going to go into great detail about the plot of the film because I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it yet.  What I will say is that the battles are huge and exciting and the emotions are strong and heart wrenching.  Needless to say, the film is stunning to look at, the acting, directing, and writing are all top notch, and it is a beautiful ending to this amazing series. 

Harry Potter truly has proven to be one of the great fantasy series of our time.

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