Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Evanna Lynch, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: David Yates
Written By: Steve Kloves
Rating: PG-13 (US) Running Time: 2 hr 10 min
The 8th and final Potter brings the wizard’s tale to a very satisfying conclusion. It brings together characters and elements from the earlier films, and gives each its time to shine. The action is well staged, and the visual effects are first-rate. There’s a nice balance of action, humor and drama too.
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It was so nice to see supporting characters have their moments too. Watching Professor Minerva McGonagall (Maggie Smith) take on Professor Snape (Alan Rickman) was great. As too was seeing Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) stand up to Lord Voldemort. I was also looking forward to seeing Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) get her comeuppance, and it was extra fun to watch Molly Weasley (Julie Walters) do the honors.
The story line continues on from Hallows part one. But parts 1 and 2 require you to have watched or read the preceding stories in order to make any sense of the finale. In part 2, you can expect to see a lot more magical action.
This is a great set of films. Watching them on the big screen is the best way to experience the magic. At home, a large HD screen is the way to go.
Best moment for me: << spoiler alert! >>
I found the scene where Professor Snape is attacked by Lord Voldemort and Nagini (his snake), really powerful. I loved how it was filmed too. We can barely see the outline of the huge snake through a dirty stained window as it violently and repeatedly lunges at Snape. The brutal power of Nagini’s attacks evident by how much the window rattles after each deadly lunge.
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)