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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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'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2' 'Two Jews On Film' One Gives It A Standing 'O' (Video)

  • Jul 14, 2011
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'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows-Part 2 is the final adventure in the 'Harry Potter' series. The film is directed brilliantly by David Yates and cleverly adapted for the screen by Steve Klos.

This is not only the last film in the franchise, but it is the best.

 From the first shot...where we see Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) holding his sword up to the darkened sky, followed by Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) staring out into the gloomy courtyard at Hogwarts, you know...you're in for one great ride.

For those of you who haven't read the books (if that's even possible) here's what's happening...more or less.

 The Dark Lord aka Voldemort, now has the Elder Wand (that's the Mother of all Wands) and things are very very bad, for bascially anyone, that's not an 'evil doer'.

 Voldemort and his Death Eaters (no, they're not a heavy metal band) are about to take over the entire wizarding world. But luckily for the muggles, Harry (Daniel Ratcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) are not going to let that happen.

 They set out on a quest to find and destroy the remaining three horcruxes that contain pieces of Voldemort's soul.  Their journey takes them to cavernous deadly vaults, Gringotts Bank, to the halls of Hogwarts...Well, basically to a lot of places...where the trio face danger, monsters, and really nasty, ugly looking people.

Voldemort and Harry are in the ultimate battle between good and evil. And every scene is filled with edge of your seat tension, great action, and of course, lots of magic...

But in the end, it's about the characters...Harry, his friends, his classmates and his beloved teachers.  
  
Yes, there's epic battles, but what stood out for me the most...is the story comes full story.  Questions are answered.

 We find out why Harry and Voldemort are connected to each other...and see characters in a new light...Severus Snape for one. Alan Rickman gives a beautiful, complex performance as Snape.

And Ralph Fiennes  is absolutely amazing as Mr. V. Yes, Ralph wears a lot of really cool makeup, but it's his brilliant acting that makes Voldemort, absolutely terrifying.

Not to give too much a way, but the ending brought tears to my eyes.  Okay, it doesn't take much to bring tears to my eyes, but it was a beautiful ending...The film ends where it all began...more or less.

All the characters are back...Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), Maggie Smith (Prof. Minerva McGonagall) and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) just to name a few.

I gave 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 five bagels out of five and John almost matched my score...after some arm twisting.  The film opens in theaters Friday, July 15, 2011. 

By Joan Alperin Schwartz
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July 14, 2011
Joan you are absolutely gushing in the video and I loved it, The movie is the best of the series and it is a great watch. Loved the review.
July 14, 2011
Yes I do gush. I get very passionate when I love or hate something...or someone. And thank you so much.
 
July 14, 2011
I am at work right now so I'll have to come back later to watch your vid. Great to know that this was good. I am going to see this one this coming weekend.... :) thanks for review, Joan and John!!
July 14, 2011
You'll love it...I promise. It's the best out of all of them.
July 16, 2011
Ok, you guys were right. I liked the movie and wrote my own piece on it below (you posted it on the right place). I have to say this was a solid ending.
 
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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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