Movie of the Day – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2

I wanted to re-up this old, old review of this movie for today, mainly cause I am going to be hosting a small little gathering at my place in which we watch Harry Potter movies and drink Harry Potter inspired cocktails.  Yeah, that’s about the best thing in the world in my eyes, watching a great series (or whatever we manage to get through) and drinking alcohol.  Probably one of the reasons why I work at the Drafthouse.  Anyways, when I was going back through my old reviews for the site, which I promise myself I will be writing more as I go out to the theater a lot more, I am rather shocked by the sheer length of my reviews.  Man I was relatively verbose back then and probably still am.  Oh well.

Well today’s post is the final chapter of the series and in my eyes, a very fitting end to the franchise.  I could do without the prologue in which the kids dress up as adults cause that took me right out of the ending itself, but a climatic battle scene, wizard on wizard action and a culmination of years of setup and story to get to the final showdown.  Yeah, I can say that it is one of the best of the series and the most compelling with the stakes laid out on the table. 

So enjoy my original, long ass review and have a good day,

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!

Full review here.

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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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