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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The second part of the two-part finale to the Harry Potter franchise released in 2011.

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  • Jul 18, 2011
All in all, this is a very good send-off for the Harry Potter film series. Like the seven films which came before it, it has its share of weak moments (most of which derive from deviations from J.K. Rowling's novels), but it also has its share of wonderful moments. There's a true drama here being played out and it's only heightened by the fact that we have watched the students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they have grown up from awkward and naive school children into truly heroic figures.
As was the case with the final novel, I still feel a tad bit let down by the brevity of certain moments in which the heroes mourn the loss of their fallen comrades (there are a lot of them between Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2) and I still don't think that fans have been given the kind of emotional closure that they desire, but to a certain extent I think this was intentional since often people don't get closure in real life and both author and filmmakers are striving for a more realistic depiction of heroism, self-sacrifice, and loss.


The film (and don't see it if you haven't seen the first seven films) tells the final adventures of young Harry Potter, the Boy Wizard who has now grown up into a young man, and his battle against the evil sorcerer Lord Voldemort who killed Harry's parents when he was a baby. Over the year, Harry has encountered Voldemort and his forces many times since enrolling in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but along the way he has made lasting friendships with other students: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Neville Longbottom, and Luna Lovegood.
In this final installment in the film series, we witness the deaths of many of Harry's friends and mentors (and many of his enemies as well) as he and his allies gather their strength and prepare to confront Voldemort in a climactic duel to the death. But things aren't exactly what they seem and Harry learns some shocking secrets about his past and about what he will have to give up in order to find his true destiny, defeat Voldemort, and save the rest of his friends.



The thing that I will probably be most grateful for in this film is the performances of the cast. When the HP films began almost ten years before this film was released, I had my doubts about the dramatic abilities of some of the children actors who were quite good at delivering comedic lines, but seemed stiff and awkward at expressing a wide range of emotions. In this film, viewers will be so swept up in the story that they may not remember to pay attention to the acting, but if they do manage to take note of the performances I think they will find that the young actors have grown up and matured admirably in their ability to play dramatic scenes. The chemistry between the main characters of Harry, Ron, and Hermione is stronger than ever and it will be sad not to see these three friends in any more adventures.

As a finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has very high expectations to live up to and frankly I'm not sure if it will be able to match those expectations. One of the reasons for this is that, as with the novel, the epilogue to the film which takes place 19 years after the defeat of Voldemort is all-too brief and leaves so many questions unanswered. Another reason is that there are a lot of characters whose stories are left untold. What happened with Hagrid? What happened with Professor McGonagall? How did Hogwarts get rebuilt after the battle and what do the new students think of going to a school where there were so many horrible events? And most importantly, what does the future hold for the next generation of witches and wizards?
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July 18, 2011
Looks like a review to me. Good write up.
 
July 18, 2011
I think the reason why it never truly reached the emotional connections to the fans of the book is because Yates had to follow the tone, mood and groundwork set by the previous 7 films. He did a good job following the movie series, but as for the books, I dunno. Nice review that you mask as a QT (Cutey) LOL!
July 18, 2011
It's a Q-tip for cleaning out the mess between you ears (i.e. your BRAIN). LOL!
July 18, 2011
The thing is, you are rubbing off on me....if you see some of my QT's (the Dilemma and Love and Other Drugs) they've gotten really long LOL!
July 18, 2011
Hey, this is your fault... you told me not to hold back as a writer and this is what you get.
July 18, 2011
I wasn't complaining...but I did ask the site to make another feature aside from "Quick Tips" as in "Long Quick Tips" LOL
July 18, 2011
I did ask the site to add another feature as in "long Quick Tips" LOL
July 18, 2011
Yeah, good luck with that. I'm still waiting for the ability to write 120-200 page essays... Not happening anytime soon.
July 18, 2011
"Extended Tips" or "Quick Tips" should be up to the writer what to call the tip LOL
July 18, 2011
I tip me 'at to ya, sir. G'day!
July 18, 2011
boogah-boogah
July 18, 2011
Allow me to employ the words of an Intergalactic Space Ranger action figure in his response to a pull-string talking cowboy doll. "You are a sad, strange, little man and you have my pity."
July 18, 2011
why thank you for the compliment. :)
July 18, 2011
I'm amazed you didn't make a joke about being "Woody". LOL!
July 18, 2011
I was trying to be 'polite' LOL
July 18, 2011
Since when? LMAO!
July 18, 2011
since now....I started to be part vegetarian since last night LOL I had meat Saturday night...
July 19, 2011
So, what you think happened to Gordon? You think Bane broke his back?
July 19, 2011
I don't want to speculate since whenever I do, I end up correct and I ruin the movie for myself.
 
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 epic fantasy film directed by David Yates and the second of two films based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the eighth and final installment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman, David Barron and Rowling. The story continues to follow Harry Potter on a quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The supporting cast features Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter and Maggie Smith.

Principal photography began on 19 February 2009 and was completed on 12 June 2010, with the final day of reshoots taking place on 21 December 2010 marking the series' closure of ten years of filming. Part 2 was released in both 2D and 3D cinemas worldwide on 15 July 2011. It was also screened in IMAX cinemas from the same date.

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Director: David Yates
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Release Date: July 15, 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Steve Kloves
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: Heyday Films, Warner Bros. Pictures
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