Movie Review: Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows II

An entertaining finale to an epic tale, Death Hallows 2 ends the Harry Potter series with a thrilling and emotional send off.

Harry continues his quest to get rid of the remaining horcruxes, eventually leading him back to Hogwarts. There he finds Snape as headmaster, upholding Voldemort’s fascist ideologies. The Dark Lord raids hogwarts to finally get rid of the problem that he unintentionally created, and spark a battle that will decide the fate of the wizarding world.

The movie ran in a pretty tight ship – the plot was great, the acting was superb, and the effects were stunning. There’s plenty of magical action. The acting from the young and adult actors brought emotional weight to the story, heightened by the war torn backdrop and suspense.

All the adult actors were amazing. Daniel Radcliffe was convincing as the mature Harry Potter, Emma Watson was less flinty as the smart loyal Hermione, and Rupert Grint lightened things up a bit as Ron.

As expected there were changes made from the book.  Dumbledore’s past was skipped over. The ending was anticlimactic. Casual moviegoers who have not yet read the book may feel lost or that the movie was rushed. But then it wasn’t made for them. Its for the fans who had been loyal to Harry as his friends were, and most likely went through a roller coaster of emotions throughout the film.

My Rating: 8/10

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ipodman says:

    Nice review! I think that even those that didn’t read the book can enjoy this movie… in fact I think the “non-readers” will enjoy it even MORE since they don’t have any insanely high expectations on what’s gonna happen

    1. The Self-Proclaimed Writer says:

      thanks, there were some non-readers who did enjoy it, but there were a few who didn’t, fans who don’t understand that this is a movie adaptation made to be a blockbuster would have some problems, as the ending was totally changed, but overall it was still pretty good.

      1. Ipodman says:

        I didn’t read the book… can I ask what exactly was changed?

      2. The Self-Proclaimed Writer says:

        sequence of events in the ending – nagini was killed first (voldemort placed the sorting hat on neville’s head and set it on fire, he got the sword out and chopped off nagini’s head), harry and voldemort faced off inside hogwarts while the students watched, voldemort cursed harry and killed himself instead.

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