Friday, 15 July 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Movie Review


The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.


A Brilliant ending to a great great franchise.,

First impressions of the film? Brilliant.

Director David Yates, who also directed the 5th, 6th and 7th films is back to direct the final. This pleases me because these 3 films are my personal favourites out of the 7 that have come out so far so I think it's fair to say that I was expecting big things from this. I'm very pleased to say that he's pulled it off ending the series in a fast paced, well written final act.

The film (in case you're wondering) picks up straight after where Part 1 ended, Voldemort (Ralph Finnes) has the most powerful wand in his possession and he's finally ready to succeed in what he tried to do over 15 years ago. He finally has the power to kill Harry Potter. I won't go into much more detail in what happens as most people will have read the book and I don't want to drop spoilers! Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) need to seek out and destroy Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. This is the only way that will give them a chance of stopping He Who Must Not Be Named.

Their final journey takes them to places we may not have seen recently or remembered, places such as Gringotts Bank in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. Along the way they encounter a variety of creatures, both friend and foe from dragons to spiders, death eaters to old friends and of course, the Dark Lord himself. Will Voldemort Succeed? Or will good trump evil? For those who haven't read the book this is your chance to find out.

Part 1 to me also felt unfinished (well it was only half the book I suppose!), I mean in the way that it was long and never seemed to climax. Sure at the end of Part 1 Voldemort gets the want he so badly seeks for and leaves then the films ends on a giant cliffhanger. Part 2 definitely adds the rest of that epicness that so many other films have towards the end. It's full of action! I definitely believe that both Part 1 and 2 are best viewed with a short as possible gap in between them. Otherwise it's like watching the first disc from one of the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings and not watching the second disc for another 6 months!

I will end by saying that I definitely recommend this film for everyone, especially Potter fans. The ending that many thought could easily be done wrongly has been done right. Then when you think of Part 1 and 2 as the same film I believe that they are easily the best Potter films. This truly is a fitting ending for the boy who lived. 

Directed by
David Yates
Writing credits
Steve Kloves(screenplay)
J.K. Rowling(novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows")

Cast (in credits order)
Ralph Fiennes... Lord Voldemort
Michael Gambon... Professor Albus Dumbledore
Alan Rickman... Professor Severus Snape
Daniel Radcliffe... Harry Potter
Rupert Grint... Ron Weasley
Emma Watson... Hermione Granger
Evanna Lynch... Luna Lovegood
Domhnall Gleeson... Bill Weasley
Clémence Poésy... Fleur Delacour
Warwick Davis... Griphook / Professor Filius Flitwick
John Hurt... Ollivander
Helena Bonham Carter... Bellatrix Lestrange
Graham Duff... Death Eater
Anthony Allgood... Gringotts Guard
Rusty Goffe... Aged Gringotts Goblin
Jon Key... Bogrod
Kelly Macdonald... Helena Ravenclaw
Jason Isaacs... Lucius Malfoy
Helen McCrory... Narcissa Malfoy
Tom Felton... Draco Malfoy
Ciarán Hinds... Aberforth Dumbledore
Hebe Beardsall... Ariana Dumbledore
Matthew Lewis... Neville Longbottom
Devon Murray... Seamus Finnigan
Jessie Cave... Lavender Brown
Afshan Azad... Padma Patil
Isabella Laughland... Leanne
Anna Shaffer... Romilda Vane
Georgina Leonidas... Katie Bell
Freddie Stroma... Cormac McLaggen
Alfie Enoch... Dean Thomas
Katie Leung... Cho Chang
William Melling... Nigel
Bonnie Wright... Ginny Weasley
Ralph Ineson... Amycus Carrow
Suzanne Toase... Alecto Carrow
Maggie Smith... Professor Minerva McGonagall
Jim Broadbent... Professor Horace Slughorn
Scarlett Byrne... Pansy Parkinson
Josh Herdman... Gregory Goyle
Louis Cordice... Blaise Zabini
Miriam Margolyes... Professor Pomona Sprout
Gemma Jones... Madam Pomfrey
George Harris... Kingsley Shacklebolt
David Thewlis... Remus Lupin
Julie Walters... Molly Weasley
Mark Williams... Arthur Weasley
James Phelps... Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps... George Weasley
Chris Rankin... Percy Weasley
David Bradley... Argus Filch
Guy Henry... Pius Thicknesse
Nick Moran... Scabior
Natalia Tena... Nymphadora Tonks
Dave Legeno... Fenrir Greyback
Penelope McGhie... Death Eater
Emma Thompson... Professor Sybil Trelawney
Geraldine Somerville... Lily Potter
Adrian Rawlins... James Potter
Toby Papworth... Baby Harry Potter
Robbie Coltrane... Rubeus Hagrid
Gary Oldman... Sirius Black
Arthur Bowen... Albus Severus Potter (19 Years Later)
Daphne de Beistegui... Lily Potter (19 Years Later)
Will Dunn... James Potter (19 Years Later) (as William Dunn)
Jade Gordon... Astoria Malfoy (19 Years Later)
Bertie Gilbert... Scorpius Malfoy (19 Years Later)
Helena Barlow... Rose Weasley (19 Years Later)
Ryan Turner... Hugo Weasley (19 Years Later)

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