Director: David Yates
Writer: Steve Kloves
Producers: David Heyman/David Barron/J.K Rowling
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe/Emma Watson/Rupert Grint/Tom Felton/Alan Rickman/Julie Walters/Maggie Smith/Michael Gambon/Ralph Fiennes/Helena Bonham Carter/Jason Issacs
BBFC Certification: 12
Duration: 130 minutes
After reviewing all of the Harry Potter movies, it only felt right to review the last and final Harry Potter movie. Harry Potter has managed to entertain us for nearly ten years by capturing our imaginations and taking our breath away with some fantastic, spellbinding storytelling. We’ve seen the actors grow and the characters mature and finally, after a very suitable and coincidental 9 and 3-quarter years, the journey of Harry Potter has finally come to an end. It’s quite saddening and yet it feels so right that the movie series has come to an end. The oddest thing that everybody would have to get used to is the fact that nobody will be looking forward to seeing the next Harry Potter movie next year. An odd thought indeed. The story for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is fantastic and the decision to split Deathly Hallows in half was the correct decision as both parts stay very faithful to the book, not changing or leaving a lot missed out. Not only is the story loyal to the books but it’s also gripping as well as there are quite a few scenes that will have you on the edge of your seats, especially some scenes involving Severus Snape, portrayed by Alan Rickman. The performances from the cast are fantastic and it’s very easy to say that in this movie, the acting is the best out of the lot. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were brilliant as their characters but the best performance has definitely got to go to Alan Rickman, who plays Severus Snape. There’s a specific scene in the movie which involves him that is guaranteed that there won’t be a dry eye in the house. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 weren’t short on special effects and believe it when you hear that the effects were very impressive from Hogwarts Castle to the creatures to the spectacular fights.
Although Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 wasn’t shot in 3D, the 3D worked very well and wasn’t underused or overused. The 3D was used in such a way that it wasn’t gimmicky where many things jumped out of the screen at you to make you remember you’re watching it in 3D but it was great to see scenes such as the Gringotts Bank scene and The Battle of Hogwarts. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has some fantastic moments and the special effects were used brilliantly. The story has some solid moments and even some emotional scenes, which may bring a tear to your eye. The direction was fantastic as all of the scenes in the movie were very well done and you really cared about all of the characters in the movie. Overall, if you can, watch this in 3D. Many people will disagree with this and will say that it doesn’t add anything but The Battle of Hogwarts is very well done and considering Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is post-production 3D, it’s great.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 brings the series to a fantastic end and not only that, this movie is the best out of all of them. It’s more magical, more dark and very gripping and emotional. However, be warned, this isn’t a movie to take anyone below the age of ten to see. It’s sad to see the series go after almost ten years but it’s ends on a brilliant high. Well done to all of the cast and crew, you’ve done a marvellous job on making fans happy and bringing the boy wizard to life on screen.
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