“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
It’s been nearly 14 years since Warner Bros picked up the film rights for the first Harry Potter books for a measly $2 million dollars, now seven movies later and over 6 billion dollars in box office the final film is about to hit our screens. It’s very rare that a film franchise will hold on this long, it’s actually pulled the highest grossing film franchise of all time, even smashing my beloved Star Wars.
I walked into HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 with high expectations granted it’s the last one in the series but coming off Part 1 which was such a great film, Part 2 really did have to give me one hell of a ride and guess what… it did! This Harry Potter film is the one we have all waited to see, the final battle between good and evil, Harry and Voldemort face to face. If the trailers were anything to go by you had to expect this film to be epic, even the trailers alone made me feel like I was up for an amazing two hours and it really didn’t disappoint.
Now I’m not going to go into spoiler territory as I know most of you would have read the books but no doubt a bunch of you haven’t, but the battle scenes alone are damn impressive, it’s like a mix between Lord of the Rings and the Battle of Genosis in Attack of the Clones, I know that could be a bit hard to get your head around but when you look at the small amount of school kids up against well basically Voldemort’s army you will see why. David Yates the director of the last three of the Harry Potter films really steps it up, the visuals alone in the Part 2 are the most remarkable in the series, all the sequences around Hogwarts are amazing, like jaw-droppingly amazing!
Performance wise I was really impressed with Daniel Radcliffe as usual his Harry is top notch, Ron played by Rupert Grint exceeded what he did in Part 1 with this one and well Emma Watson as always totally believable in the role of Hermione Granger. Who stood out for me though was by far Alan Rickman who plays Severus Snape, I have always been a huge fan of Rickman all the way back to 1999 when he played ‘The Metatron’ in Kevin Smith’s “Dogma” what he brings to Snape in this one, I don’t want to into any detail but I really really felt for everything he done and it does prove that Rickman has some impressive range as an actor. I should really mention Matthew Lewis who plays Neville, I was so impressed with him in this film he really brought out Longbottom in flying colours, maybe it’s always best to ‘save the best for last’?
As I said earlier I was walking into this film expecting some sort of cinematic brilliance and yes I did get that, but what I also got was a lot more, seeing the film round out to such a closing in my eyes was extraordinary but I think maybe the crowd of people I got to watch it with helped, they were cheering, clapping and even at a couple of stages throughout yelling at the screen, just to be sitting with such a bunch of passionate people it really does heighten the movie experience.
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2, I’m sure will keep every hardcore fan extremely satisfied and for even myself Harry and his friends will be dearly missed.
I give this film 4.5
Check out the Final and EPIC Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Trailer here.