[photogallerylink id=50534 align=right]It all comes to an end. That is the tag line for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and the movie makes good on that line. The eighth film in the series marks the end of a ten year journey with Harry Potter. It was a bittersweet, exciting, and action packed way to send off these wizards and witches.
Many fans of the series have grown up right along with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and my self included. I was 12 when the first book was released and have been a fan ever since. I can say that I have been to every movie at 12:01 a.m. and with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, I was lucky enough to see the movie early.
Part 2 picks up immediately, even before the Warner Brothers Logo flashes on the screen, with the first half of the film focusing on the location of the final horcruxes. When Harry(Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) return to Hogwart the action picks up and doesn’t let you go. It’s a race downhill at breakneck speed toward the climactic face-off between Harry and Lord Voldemort (Ralpe Fiennes).
Deathly Hallows Part 2 gave a chance for Harry’s classmates to shine. Neville Longbottom, played by Matthew Lewis, really came in to his own. Click Next to see one of the funnier action scenes in the film.
As an avid fan of the books, I only found my self disappointed a few times during the movie. The action was so enthralling and fast paced, that some things were overlooked. They appeared in a flash and were gone or a simple line was given that explained what happened. I can’t mention the specific disappoints because if haven’t read the books, it would ruin the story for you.
Click Next to get caught up from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 before you see Part 2.
The visual effects are at their peak with the eighth and final film. The ghosts, the wand blasts, and everything all looked fully ingrained in the scenes.
You have a choice to see it in 3D or a normal showing of the film. I saw it in 3D and they gave us Harry Potter shaped 3D glasses, which made it worth it for me. With that said, it really didn’t need the 3D treatment. The film was converted to 3D and in dark movies (literally the movie is dark), it does not work well. Some scenes appeared blurry and unnatural, but was still enjoyable.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is without a doubt one of the best films in the series and an excellent conclusion.
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