harry potter and the deathly hallows pt 2

Saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 this weekend.  It’s the last film in the Harry Potter film series, and is basically the show down between Harry Potter and Voldermort.  If you haven’t kept up with the other films in this franchise, then you won’t appreciate The Deathly Hallows part 2.  What you need to know is that it all goes down here, good and evil face off, people die, fight, love and live.  One of the best movies in a long while, I can’t say too much about it, so I won’t try.

The good; the acting is great, the music is amazing.  But what really impressed me about this movie is the emotional involvement.  I’m not quite sure where to give credit for this; the writing? the directing? The acting?

There are so many moments in this movie that just flood my mind, must concentrate.

Where this movie really shines is the emotion, I’ve only read the first book, so I went in to this movie with almost no knowledge of the intricacies that take place.  As far as the plot goes, I was a little lost, I realize this is due to the fact that there’s so much going on in the book, that to service all facets in the film would make a six hour runtime.  Regardless of that, I was involved, I cared when things happened, and why they happened.  I especially cared about people living and surviving.  This is what Thor and Green Lantern (and a lot of other movies) were lacking this year, future films/film makers should take note of what’s accomplished in The Deathly Hallows part 2, grab your audience, make them care, bring them in with emotion and not spectacle.

The bad; the movie opens on a rather confused and disjointed scene. It’s not really a recap from Part 1, but it kinda is… it’s Voldermort opening Dumbledore’s tomb and getting his wand, but the execution of that scene feels off.  It would be confusing to people who only saw this movie, but then again, why would you see this movie and not the others?

*Minor spoiler* A slightly smaller, yet valid, bone to pick with this movie is the scene/fight with Molly Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange.  Bellatrix is part of the bad guys that have just done something horrible to one of her kids, Molly would fight better.  The scenes coverage and editing was off, very slow and lacking what should’ve been more in the vein of passion and justice.  I’d re-cut that whole duel.

Overall, as I said earlier, one of the best.  But don’t take my word for it, the series finale drew an estimated $168.55 million over the weekend.  Take that Transformers, and you started on a Wednesday, booo.  There’s a moment in the film where sniffles and tears were heard throughout the theatre, and it did not let up till the end, so be forewarned.

Do yourself a favor and go see this movie, finish off the Harry Potter film series with a bang.  Who ever said nothing good comes from reading?  Those who have thought that will surely not enjoy this film, because they can’t, and why should they?  They should be ashamed for giving money to the Transformers “the Movie” (live action) franchise, but then again, they only do what they’re told, due to the fact that the space where their brains should reside is nothing but a hollow shell.  Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows part 2 is the way to end a series, well done.

For part 1

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