Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Rating: 4.6 out of 5

     Early in 2011 I saw a trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 – and I thought it looked amazing.  I only had one problem, before that point I had only seen one Harry Potter film and I wasn’t impressed… to say the least.  But no matter how hard I tried to avoid it, I kept on seeing trailer after trailer – commercial after commercial – all promoting Deathly Hallows, Part 2.  So I finally caved in and delved into the series completely backwards – and watched the final edition in the franchise first.  And I was blown away. 

     Since viewing the final entry in the series – I have gone back and viewed the entire Harry Potter catalog to fully understand and appreciate the entire story.  And after hours upon hours of wizards and witches, I have to say that they definitely saved the best for last.   

     Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is the epic conclusion to this highly popular franchise.  Join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they venture off to find and destroy Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes – and put an end to him for good.   

     The film stars a fully grown up cast of characters that many people have grown up with over the past decade.  Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron) and Emma Watson (Hermione) are all extraordinary.  They really struck gold when casting the original film.  But the acting credits don’t stop there, Deathly Hallows, Part 2 features many award worthy performances (which can’t necessarily be said about every Harry Potter film)… Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldermort), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), and my personal favorite… Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) are all truly amazing.   

     One thing that kept me away from this franchise was the childish nature of the films, but I was quickly convinced that the childish behavior and child-like writing is something in Harry Potter’s past.  They finally delivered a fully serious, fully dangerous film for adults to enjoy.  The action and suspense was dispersed evenly and quite often.  There was never a dull moment.   

     Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is highly satisfying, but still leaves you wanting more.  It features a full spectrum of emotions, especially during one of my favorite scenes which features Severus Snape.   

     I’m so glad that I was able to put down my ego to watch this wonderful film.  It is without a doubt, one of the best movies of 2011.

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