Thursday, July 28, 2011

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Pt 2 Review (Spoilers)

It is finally here.  The final Harry Potter movie and the conclusion to one of the best stories to hit cinema screens in a long time.  Did it live up to expectations or did the conclusion fizzle like a dud 4th of July firecracker.  Well  I finally got to see this movie now that I'm back from vacation and I 

have to say that Deathly Hollows Part 2 was a great send off to what has been a very entertaining and very much enjoyable movie franchise.  I have enjoyed all seven movies so far and now I can say that I love the 8th.  Is it really the 8th movie even though it's part 2.  I guess so but anyway this movie was pretty intense and had tons of drama and sadness to it.  You knew that there had to be some deaths in this movie and that some of the popular charecters wouldn't make it to the end.  Of course I'm not talking major charecters well maybe one.  This movie was very good at wrapping the whole story up and answers a lot questions about the link between Harry and Voldermort.  

The Deathly Hollows Part 2 best moment was the revalation that Snape was not the villian that everyone thought he was.  In fact it was Dumbledore and Snape who have been planning all along to stop Voldemort.  I thought this was a pretty good conclusion as I didn't believe that Snape was actually the bad guy he was portrayed as.  Just wish he had a more heroric death than being uncermoniously killed by Voldemort.  I did enjoy the scenes where Harry discovers this and Snapes relationship with Harry's mother.  It was one of the highlights of this movie. 

I liked the main conclusion to the overall story.  I loved the battle between the forces of evil and the teachers and students of Hogwarts.  it was really done well and the battle scenes were not over done as they were in Transformers.  This was action done smart and you really got a sense of the battle.  Top moment and the scene that got you cheering was seeing Neville Longbottom saving the day.  Not the big three but Neville being the main hero killing the snake and allowing Harry to defeat Voldemort once and for all.  What a truely great moment.

I truely loved this movie and the first part of Deathly Hollows and wish it wasn't the end but after a 10 year run and lots of great moments from the subsequence films I think Harry Potter finished on a really good end.  I loved how they wrapped everything up by fast forwarding 19 years in the future and seeing Harry sending his son off to Hogwarts at the train station.  Truely a good moment.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 2 was an awesome movie and was lots of fun to watch.  A great movie to end a great franchise.  Grade A+


  1. I definitely enjoyed this one more than part 1. I enjoyed all the reveals you mentioned and there was quite a few cheering in my crowd, especially when Mrs. Weasley killed Helena Bonham Carter.

  2. Yeah. That was a good scene when Helena Bonham Carter's charecter met her demise.