Well Potterheads the time has come for the 8th and FINAL movie in the highest grossing movie franchise in history. I was so nervous for this movie because as an UBER fan I wasn’t sure what they were going to keep, what they were going to omit and how they were going to bring it to the screen. It’s a very odd feeling watching a movie and knowing pretty much exactly whats going to happen. I mean I know the ending of the series and everyone who read the books knows too…so how much do I write about?
I guess from this point on you’ll have some spoilers….well kind of spoilers because let’s face it everyone knows what happens.
In my last Harry Potter review I wrote about how amazing Part 1 was, how it set the tone perfectly and ended at the exact spot that it should’ve, well as soon soon as the lights went down pt2 picked it up and it did not stop. If there is one word to describe this movie, I would say that it is INTENSE. David Yates kept in every major point from the book, everything that needed to be in there to move the story ahead was. What he omitted I actually didn’t even care about, and the way he explained the Horcruxes was perfect.
So the point of this movie was for Harry to find the Horcruxes, destroy them and then could finally kill Voldemort. A Horcrux if you don’t is something that carries a piece of someones soul, thus preventing them from truly dying. Voldemort had 6, and himself being the 7. 7 in the Potterverse is a very powerful number so that’s why it was chosen. Voldemort being the ego maniac he is only chose truly powerful items to contain pieces of his soul.
- 1. His Journal from when he was a boy
- 2. A ring belonging to his family (which coincidentally ended up being a Hallow)
- 3. Slytherin’s Locket
- 4. Hufflepuffs Goblet
- 5. Ravenclaw’s Diadem
- 6. His snake Nagini
Harry got rid of the first one in the second film, he got rid of 2 and 3 in 7.1 so he had to get rid of 4,5,6 and Voldemort in this movie. I’m not going to get into the full story of it all because it would take days to write it out. Let me talk more about the film in general. David Yates pretty much kept everything the way it was supposed to be, and pt2 was 2 hours of pretty much non stop action. As you know lots of people die, so it’s truly heartbreaking, but the fight scenes are unbelievable! The effect are insane and I always go back to if they had guns instead of wands this would not be a kids movie, and this one really isn’t. A lot of people die, including some main characters which again…you know if you’ve read the book.
The best scene in my opinion is the Molly Weasley/Bellatrix Lestrange scene. Trust me, you’ll love it.
I think what people were expecting from this movie is truly an epic ending, and you absolutely get it. It has the same feeling of grandeur as LOTR in my opinion, except this movie is only 2 hours…not 3.5. I was 100% completely satisfied with it, I didn’t even mind the 19 years later part at the end. I was at the edge of my seat the whole time. I cried, cheered, clapped jumped laughed… everything. It was a truly amazing piece of cinema and one that will no doubt be what everyone is looking for. Yes there are differences from the book, but who cares. It’s a perfect ending to a perfect franchise. The only thing that really upsets me is that it is over.
OH!!! And DON’T see it 3D. It’s annoying, see IMAX or 2D.
MOVIE RATING: 5 out of 5 stars.