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Movie Review ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

logoThe last installment of the Harry Potter movie series has come and gone - marking the end of an era. The first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone came out in 2001 and now the last one has completed the series of seven books.

I wrote in my movie review of the Part 1 back in November that I was really looking forward to this last movie as long as it wasn't in 3d. Fortunately for me I was able to see it in a regular theater so that was a big plus.

sceneAlthough the movie was more than two hours long, it definitely didn't feel that way. I loved the dark imagery and the comedic scenes as well. There is a very great scene early in the movie that involves Hermoine and Bellatrix Lestrange that I won't give away.

My favorite parts of this movie were the comedic interactions with the students at Hogwarts and pretty much any scene with Severus Snape, including when Harry revisits his memories.

hpMy least favorite parts were the battles between wands. I love a good wand trick where wizards and witches turn others into rats and other shapes. But I don't like when two wands are fighting against each other and it's really just a battle of electricity.

All in all, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 delivers. You can always count on the acting, the strong relationship between Harry, Ron and Hermoine (including a very close relationship for Ron and Hermoine in particular in this movie) and the wonderful overall stunning visuals, including the loyal statue henchman of Hogwarts - loved that!

oldNow that it's all over, I can truly say that this was probably one of the best series ever made. It lasted for eight movies over the span of 10 years, and I've seen them all.

But since the kids are so recognizable from this series, do you think it will be hard for them to branch out? Are you looking forward to seeing the stars in other roles?

What did you think of this last Harry Potter movie?

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  1. So excited to see this! Harry potter movies are usually the only over-two hour movies i truly enjoy. Otherwise I get restless! I am thrilled that everyone is loving the last movie so it can end on a high note :)

  2. I absolutely loved this, a little sad that its over :/

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  3. I have only seen the first movie, never really got into it. People tell me it gets better as the movies go on...idk, it's not my thing.

  4. Thanks for yuor comment! I don't really follow Harry Potter although I will watch the last film to mark the occasion :)


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  5. I haven't seen it yet because of swim week, I'm glad I could read this without getting spoiled since I've never read the books. Can't wait to see it and yeah I don't really care for 3-D.

  6. I have yet to see it, I wanted to skip the crowds and wait! Now I can't wait but I completely agree about the wand battles. Sometimes its just too much!

  7. im glad u liked the movie!! maybe i'll make time to catch up to everyone else on these.
    i think the kids are already transitioning really well!

  8. the movie definitely delivered! and harry potter is an amazing and phenomenal series, i don't think any other series will come close. :)

    daniel, rupert, and emma are all amazing actors, and i really hope they find success in other movies. :)

    <3, Mimi

  9. I haven't actually seen any Harry Potter movies or read any of the books. I'm one of those sticklers that prefers to read the books first, so I guess better start by getting the first book from the library so I can finally catch up : )

  10. Can't wait to see this one!


  11. I cannot wait to see this movie!!!

  12. I have yet to see the new film; but I am obsessed with the books! :)

  13. i read the books and the watvh the movies. pretty sad its done :c

  14. Glad you found this enjoyable! I hope to see it soon and hope that the kids end up getting other great roles too!

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  15. im going to watch this this week, i so cant wait!!! i love hp <3

  16. Gosh I really need to get into the Harry Potters books and movies. I'll be honest I've never seen any of the movies. I know, I know. I hear they're amazing!! Ok, on my to-do list for sure. :)


  17. Amazing post, m really looking forward to see this movie. I have read all the books and seen all the movies, waiting for this one, will watch this week


  18. Great review, i'm gonna check it out!

  19. I always feel like the only one who doesn't have a crush on Harry Potter.

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  20. i was never a huge harry potter fan, still gotta finish reading the books

  21. I really love that they showed them older at the end, it was a great way to see them. And I agree, it didnt seem like it was 2 hours long. It was a great way to end the series. :)

    I really love Emma Watson and I cant wait to see her in more movies.

  22. I haven't been able to get to see it yet - too many other things going on! But I'm hoping to take the kids later this week or early next week. I have really enjoyed the films, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the stars of the film in other rolls.


  23. Excellent review. My swibblings are all fond of Harry Potter. Am less keen on it but always open for a surprise;-)

  24. I'm looking forward to seeing this. I read the end long ago. Hope they do justice to it. But since you like it, there's hope :D

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  25. Okay so I had to skim this post because I haven't seen the movie yet & I soooo want to, haha. I just wish I had the time! But I'll always be a Harry Potter fan so I'll probably like it anyway lol.

  26. I'm just depressed its all over! :(


  27. fantastic blog :)

    kisses, Klaudia B.

  28. i have to get myself to the theater to watch this movie ASAP!

  29. For someone who loved the books, this last movie was okay. It delivered as best it could under the circumstances. Here's my take:http://thepurplenoodle.blogspot.com/2011/07/miscellaneous-harry-potter.html

  30. I just saw with the BF last week, we really enjoyed it and are really sad the series is over. We met a friendly couple at the theater, they also were soooo sad they won't have another HP movie to see.

    And not just because the series is practically my childhood. I could barely see, I was crying soooo hard at the end. I remember waiting for each and every book. And they played Leaving Hogwarts at the end! I'm pretty sure I'll be suffering from post- potter depression my whole life. The end of an era, but the start of a legend.


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