Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2: Official Review

Warning: This review will contain spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie, I recommend you save your excitement and come back another day.

After years of reading, years of movies and years of unforgettable memories, the franchise has finally come to an end. The second part to the final film has just been released in Australian cinemas before being released in other countries in the world. This finale sets up the final clash of Harry and Lord Voldemort and we will see who will conquer in the end, good or evil.

The lines were huge and the theater was packed where I was watching. My friend who worked in the cinema said that all the sessions were completely sold out. Luckily for me and my friends, we lined up 2 hours early to get great seat which wouldn’t break our necks.To all those doubting or nervous about whether it’ll be any good, trust me, you won’t be dissapointed. The critics love it, the fans love it and i’m positive it’ll break the one billion mark in the box office. In fact, it hasn’t been released in the US yet and it’s already breaking records.

Instead of my usual review, i’m just going to list my favourite parts and the scenes which need more work to be done.

Negatives:

  • Although the movie is instant, action packed and fast paced, the first ten minutes was quite a bore as all they were doing was talking. I understand that it was a vital part of the story but it wasn’t as exciting or fun to watch.
  • The supporting cast had their moment to shine, unfortunately some of those who died weren’t used properly. Lupin and Tonks the prime example. We should’ve at least had a picture or some mention that he had a son. During the Resurrection scene, my friend was just like, “he has a son?” The same can be said with Percy Weasley.
  • Voldemorts epic YUUUAHHHHH scream which is heavily used in the trailer is only in the movie once.
  • My childhood is now over

Positives: (This list is quite long)

  • Gringotts is so cool! Though I wonder why the Philosophers Stone wasn’t hidden that deep. It was hilarious seeing Hermione acting like Bellatrix.
  • We actually get to see Voldemorts vulnerability and desperation as each Horcrux is destroyed.
  • The movie was much more intense then described in the book. Especially in the scenes where girls started screaming.
  • The Room Of Requirement is most likely the funniest scene with Seamus and Cho having their moment. We also see some of his old classmates.
  • The 30 minutes between Snapes death to Harry’s death was amazing yet extremely heartbreaking and emotional. This 30 minutes was when the whole theatre was silent and where people began to cry. The death of Fred, Lupin and Tonks, Ron crying, Snape crying when he died and for Lily, Harry leaving Ron and Hermione, Harry seeing his parents and Sirius and Lupin and finally, his death. These scenes were brilliant.
  • The whole battle was amazing. For those who say Harry Potter is a childrens book, they should watch this movie.
  • The supporting characters, particularly McGonnagal, Mrs Weasley and Neville. McGonnagal is a badass! Mrs Weasley releases her inner hero and Neville by far is the star of this movie. Blowing up the bridge, killing the snake and leading the army as well as standing up to Voldemort. No doubt Neville is a true hero and a true Gryffindor.
  • The kiss. Enough said.
  • The Malfoys. Draco being a wuss and being saved by Harry. The family leave the battle. Though I do wonder if they were arrested for there involvement with Lord Voldemort.
  • The final showdown between Voldemort and Harry was monumental. All I can say is wow! Voldemorts and Bellatrixs death were intense.
  • Harry breaking and throwing away the elder wand. Great scene to end the battle with.
  • 19 years later. Though the names of the kids are really stupid. Albus Severus? I love how they used the original music in this scene. A great way to end the series.

We’ve reached the end of an era and now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do. Of course Harry Potter will always be around to be better than twilight will ever be. After seeing this movie, I can gladly cast a full patronus.

To Harry Potter. The greatest story of all time.

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