‘Deathly Hallows Part 2’ is a brilliant summation of the remarkably consistent movie series.
What the Harry Potter movie series has accomplished is something that has never been done before. The James Bond movies had high and low points. The Star Wars trilogy had major issues when its three prequels were added. The Lord of the Rings only had to maintain its quality over three films (granted, with a new one on the way).
For a series of eight movies based on a popular book series to maintain such a high a level of excellence truly is magical. While the Harry Potter films have had different tones thanks to the various directors that have been involved (Chris Columbus for the first two films, followed by Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, and David Yates for the last four), screenwriter Steve Kloves has to get a big share of the credit, since he adapted all but one of the books. Certainly the source material by J.K. Rowling deserves praise, but many a great book has been turned into a less-than-stellar movie.
Perhaps, best of all, the entire cast has essentially remained intact for a decade, with the notable exception of Richard Harris who passed away. However, his replacement, Michael Gambon, was the perfect choice to keep the quality of the acting intact.
The second half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a brilliant finish to the series, mixing an action-packed finale with elements of darkness, beautifully integrated moments of humor, heroism from a couple of unexpected sources, and a sense of closure that should satisfy fans of both the books and the movies.
Facing the challenge of global expectations, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the best film of the series and therefore fulfills those expectations.
The dark tone of Hallows Part 1 continues as the final chapter is set in motion. The minions of Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) continue to control the Ministry of Magic, Hogwarts and the rest of the wizard world. Professor Snape (Alan Rickman) is running Hogwarts, which is now more like a prison. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) remains in hiding as he, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) continue to search for the Horcruxes that Lord Voldemort needs to complete his resurrection.
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Yes, it really is dark times for Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson). The lighthearted and fun moments of the trio in childhood at the idyllic Hogwarts of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone have been replaced by a fraught with peril search for survival in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I.
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