Pure magic at last. After eight movies Harry Potter left the scenes with a bang and signed Hollywood forever.
True it could be watched without those uncomfortable 3D glasses. And true, in reality this wasn’t the best Harry Potter movie. But this is where our Harry finally confronts his lifetime enemy Lord Voldemort.
Though most of us know the story through the books, for those who don’t, J. K. Rowling words were adapted for big screens by David Yates. And Yates made a wonderful job in adapting what almost always never resembles the original. But Yates did it giving the last movie what it deserved.
Now good and evil have wands in their hands and are ready to fight in the ruins of what used to be the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We saw the child Harry become a man capable to look at death in the eyes and fight and this fight is finally happening.
If we thanks Yates, we have to thank Steve Klove who was able to pen an excellent script. Which was a surprise considering that Deathly Hallows Part I was not very good. But this time we have magic more present that keep us breathless for the whole duration of the movie.
All actors gave their best performance in this last installment, especially especially Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter that no matter how small their role was, they were able to go unnoticed despite being with the main characters.
Another aspect that made the movie a success is Death. It wasn’t modified to fit audience and their ages, it wasn’t hidden. It was there and we could feel it. Especially when Harry (played by a superlative Daniel Radcliffe) encounters the ghosts of the five people he’d most like to meet in heaven.
The team Harry, Hermione and Ron is still strong and are ready to fight together. Especially when they finally find the Horcruxes, the objects containing bits of Voldemort’s soul that as fans know, the more Horcruxes they destroy, the weaker Voldemort grows.
We watched the trio as children growing until their adolescence and we experienced their love, fears and problems. Their friendship has remained and we literally watched them grow as actors and people.
And we will miss our small wizards that are now big, and the Harry Potter movies that were not only entertaining but have enriched our culture.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Details
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: 2011-07-15
Starring: Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Miriam Margolyes
Directed by: David Yates
Produced by: David Barron, David Heyman
Written by: Steve Kloves
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