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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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the end has finally come....are you ready?

  • Jul 17, 2011
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After all these years its finally over, what started out all those years ago with three akward little kids ended with three matured adults. I grew up reading these books, dragging my mom to barnes and noble at midnight to wait in a long line just to get my hands on the newest addition to the series. I was excited when the first movie came out because it was so perfect and closer to the text than the majority of books turned movies are. Around the third film i was starting to loose faith in the movie franchise because they had strayed so far from what it was intended to be. After the awful film that was The Half Blood Prince i seriously considered not watching the next one, and then i saw the Deathly Hallows part 1, and my faith in humanity was fully renewed! So i walked into the theater today with some very high expectations, and im more than pleased to say that i was nearly 100% satisfied. I will not go into the plot details since i think most people who watch these films read the book series so we already know what to expect, and for those of you who are going into this blind, i wont totally ruin it. There is a few things i would like to point out as particularly impressive conversions from the pages of a book where the story plays out differently in each readers mind, to a movie screen. The first thing being the break in at Gringotts, it wasnt exactly how it went down in the book, but it was a close enough substitute that was really exciting and visually appealing. Secondly when Voldemort is speaking through the walls of Hogwarts, ive read this particular book in the series more times than i can count and i never could quite figure out how that would work on film. The on screen version was pretty awsome to hear it had a creepyness to it that made you almost feel the cold mist of death lurking near you. And finally the climatic final showdown between Harry and Voldemort. The film version was actually quite a bit different than the written version, and normally i would stomp all up and down movie producers for changing something so important but as i was driving home pondering this heres the answer i came up with: in the written version the death of Voldemort was well kind of anticlimatic, the majority of the suspence and drama takes place in the readers world more than on the actual pages because we have been with Harry from the cubord to the grave and back, and now its finally ending...it makes for excellent literature, a movie however, not really. So i am willing to accept the theatrical changes made to the plot to make the ending more visually climatic for moviegoers. And this ending is nothing if not visually climatic, they did an excellent job on everything from special effects to music, and in the end it does come around to the origionally written ending. All in all it was an excellent movie for fans of the series, and mabie those who arnt so in to it, im considering seeing it again in 3d just to see the fancy wandwork in action.

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July 17, 2011
Great review and I have to say, you hit a homerun with your observations on how things worked visually. Me and my friends were having a discussion about it since one said it wasn't what she imagined and one said it was perfect. Myself, I was happy with how Yates translated everything. I actually started to really get into the movie with the emergence Voldemort. I know some scenes should have been creepier, but I enjoyed the way Yates and the script kept its balance. Happy you enjoyed the movie, Meghan!
July 17, 2011
I also liked how there was an attempt made at some humor amongst all the mayhem and distruction
July 17, 2011
yes. I forgot to mention that in my review. The humor used was subtle but incorporated well into the dialogue.
July 20, 2011
hey, Meghan, did you see yourself spotlighted in this week's newsletter?
July 21, 2011
I saw that last night...its an honor and a suprise!
 
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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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