Movie review – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

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Dir. David Yates
Starring every damned British actor alive

There were no final words, no cheesy “The End”, just a foreboding tune and a black screen before the magic of Harry Potter came to a close.

Like many others in the theatre, I was in such shock and excitement from the entire ordeal that when the movie ended I found myself sitting there wondering what the heck had just happened. While I’d paid attention to the big picture, all the minor details of the movie were oh so important.

Even though the book series wrapped up years ago, there are still a lot of people following the movies who might be wary of spoilers, so I unfortunately can’t explain my favorite scene or most heart wrenching moment. I just recommend in bringing a tissue box and leaving the popcorn and drinks out of the theater so you don’t spill them from jumping out of your seat. The cast and crew take you on a rollercoaster of emotions that most don’t expect. So I warn you now, be prepared.

Seeing the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows just once doesn’t cut it. Having J.K. Rowling on the script writing team assured that the movie was going to follow as close to the books as it could, filling the movie with minor details that a book lover will be able to squeal over. And with some added humour that was missing from the darkness of the book, the last Potter movie defiantly ranks itself as one of the best.

The first Harry Potter movie came out in 2001, four years after the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. With the release of the last film, 14 years of Pottermania have come to a magnificent close. There have been four separate directors over the span of ten years, but David Yates, the director of the past four films, did a spectacular job capturing the intensity and darkness of the final part of the story.

So run home, watch the last seven movies from start to finish – if you start at 6 a.m. you’ll be done by 11 p.m.! – and then top it all off with the last and final one. It may  leave you satisfied, emotionally drained, and probably very tired, but it’s worth it.

Megan Narsing
Contributor

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