Harry Potter: End of an Era7/17/2011
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Movie Review ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The 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.
Although 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.
My 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!
Now 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?