Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord.
Finally, i have time to edit and (finally) post this. The end of a saga.
What can i say that hasn’t been said? I originally had a 500 page novel written and opted to omit majority of the senseless movie babble, which most “serious” movie bloggers do- bore their audiences.
All good (and bad) things must come to an end. Fuck the first 2 Potters - absolutely terrible (i laughed my ass off at what failures they were- Yes i was a Potter hater). AND THEN… Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) had me glued to the screen. Dark, just the way i like ‘em. Gary “the fuckin’ man” Oldman. And so my Potterrific adventure begins!
I braved my fear/despise of theaters to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), without any regrets. Stunning and fun throughout! I loved the whole school battle/pissing contest - it’s the frat boy in me. And my (instinctive) male competitive behavior had a lot to do with my satisfaction. I could see everyone growing up, as if they’ve become my friends.
But then The Order of the Phoenix (2007) snailed the tempo and showed a bureaucratic side of the saga. Though unimpressed with the total/final result, some details became clearer. I have not, nor will i ever pick up J.K. Rowling literature.
My anticipation for the next installment was questionable. I had dumbed down my expectations, lo and behold… Dumbledore fuckin’ dies! Glorious! Can i get a “fuck yeah!” for The Half-Blood Prince (2009!?!?
The first installment of The Hallows was as impressive as the previous. Stretching the set up for the inevitable final battle and confrontation between Harry and his nemesis.
My Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Now the story has been told… The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). Entertaining and neatly shuts the book of Potter cinema. Did i say neatly? Allow me to me rephrase… It could have been done a lot better.
The flaw of this last film may be on the directors seat. There were some questionable elements about the film that just didn’t seem right. The most obvious would probably be the climactic scene where Lord Voldemort says “Avada Kedavra”… i laughed. Towards the end of production, my guess is that people got comfortable and forgot to put the kick in kickass.
An epic tale of friends, family, foes and fantasies that teases the imagination to greater heights. I now understand why the books became such a success and i applaud everyone that has been part of this momentous series of films.
The Potter series has come to a close and everyone is full and content. I enjoyed being able to live through all films, and witness it’s end. It’s been a fun journey, thank you for the magic.