Movie Review – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Over the past 10 years, we have been treated with a cinematic delight based off of a world-wide book series called Harry Potter.  In 10 years we have had 8 films based off the series.  In total, there is an estimated $7.2 Billion generated world-wide from this series.  Like all good things, there is an end to be met with this series.  It is rare to find a series of films that has grown with the audience over time.  Each film has gotten progressively grown up and dives deeper into the Potter stories.  It doesn’t compromise and turn them into kid fares, but rather the movies grew with their audience.  We watch a young Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson grow and mature before our eyes.  The young cast started out in a whimsical setting of Hogwarts where we were introduced to the world of wizards and witches.  With each movie, that bright luster starts to fade and the magic becomes darker and the character are no longer kids.

The final chapter in the series ends where it all began over a decade ago.  There is a lot invested in the final film of the series.  All the characters, all the stories, and all the buildup to the end is laid out for us in Part 2 of the Deathly Hallows.  I have been a fan of the series since the beginning and seeing this general progression in the series tone and subject matter is fascinating.  I have watch the characters grow older, the tone grow darker and that slow push to the final confrontation is what we have all been waiting for.  So does the final act of the series live up to the build up that audiences have been waiting a decade to see?  If you read the book series, then you already know what to expect.  For fans of the film, it is about having a solid closure to the series.  Overused phrase up ahead…lets make magic!

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