Friday, January 18, 2013

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (David Yates, 2011) Review

It's finally time for the grand finale. We've been through every Harry Potter film and we've had our ups and downs but we can finally put this film series to rest. It's only been 8 films but it felt like forever...geez. Well after the disapointly dull first half of the story, we can now finish off this franchise and never see it again...EVER (it's not they're going to remake it or anything!). So, does the second part make up for the first? Let's find out.

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) still follow their quest to destroy the Horcruxes and find themselves back in Hogwarts in order to take part in the final battle against Lord Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) army. Harry must use his link with Voldemort in order to defeat him once and for all with the help of everyone at Hogwarts and, having learnt the secret of the Deathly Hallows, one or another this will be the final battle.

Ok, this film is awesome. I mean it. All your favourite Harry Potter characters (well...the ones that are still alive anyway) are in this epic battle which, like Avengers Assemble, takes up the third act. There are some excellent twists and turns throughout the course of the film and characters I have my gripes with are only glanced over which leaves the better characters at the front...well, saying that, there are some characters like Professor Lupin (David Thewlis) and Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) but it was nice that Madame Sprout (Miriam Margolyes) gets a cameo having been absent throughout most of the series.

If I had one problem, it would be Voldemort. My God, what happened?! This guy is supposed to be the most threatening bad guy there is. He comes off as camp and laughs like an idiot (EHHEHEH!). He started off pretty good in Goblet of Fire. It's hard to take him seriously. Is this really a bad thing? Not really but...heh? It may not be the old Harry Potter which I so adore but it's one hell of a finale. I can't let a...weird villain ruin it (I don't hate the character fact I like him BECAUSE of his weird campiness).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a great way to finish of a huuuge franchise. It's everything I wanted to be and has one of the best endings to any film series. There are no enigma codes left so anyone can be satisfied by it. WE'RE DONE! WE'RE FINALLY DONE! Right then *claps hands together* how about we review The Amazing Spider-Man? What do you mean I've already reviewed? It says on my schedule that I'm looking at a film featuring Irrfan Khan and features a character called Richard Parker. That's The Amazing Spider-Man right?.........right?

A fantastic way to end the series. Features everything you'd want in a finale with only a few faults that stop it from being the best in the series.

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