Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

29 Aug 11

Harry Potter and some cinematic closure

So, 4 times Potter director David Yates ends the Epic saga that is the Harry Potter franchise in fine, action packed style; just as he began his Potter journey so many years ago. Rounding off with great aplomb he and his production team deliver an epic climax to a great series. Finally, some closure ;-)

You could be forgiven for thinking that this HP7 Pt2 is like a film long climax. The fact that it is the last half of the last film of such an epic saga makes this both inevitable and forgivable. Seen in context of being a Pt2 it makes perfect sense. Whereas Pt1 was filled with long periods of frustrated impotence in the face of seemingly impossible odds Pt2 is a rollercoaster ride of action, danger racing towards the final showdown. The compression of the story is handled smartly, not taking too much away from avid readers whilst making it viable piece of cinema and the acting, on the whole, is towards the better end of performances from our leading trio.

My one point of confusion was how Yates chose to stage the final showdown between Harry & Voldemort but this is minor personal gripe in the face of a well-made and hugely entertaining fantasy spectacle. Anyone who has followed the series should be pretty damn happy with the finale.