It has inspired a generation of readers and has become the most successful movie phenomenon in movie history. But does Potter end with a bang?
The last instalment of the much loved Harry Potter films is finally here and is an absolute cinematic feast for the ears and eyes as it follows our heroes on their final quest to find and destroy all the remaining Horcruxes in order to officially defeat Voldemort.
I have been a big fan of the series since the first Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone back in 2001 and have liked the fact that the films get more darker in each installment and Deathly Hallows Part 2 does not hold back either as the final installment is an absolute triumph and offers the right amount of thrills, excitement and suspense you suspect for the final climax.
Director David Yates after directing the final four instalments of the Harry Potter series is more than familiar with the material and the cast. We expect him to deliver and he does, he has directed an absolute breathtaking instalment to the series and it is the best so far [in my opinion] as it offers breathtaking action that is slick, suspenseful and captivating that includes a break in at Gringotts that makes you feel like you are more on a rollercoaster than experiencing a movie, and an excellent scene, where Harry, Ron and Hermione ride a dragon.
As far as the acting is concerned it is the best in the series, the main leads Daniel Radcliff, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are brilliant and are sure to be just as successful with their acting careers even after this final instalment. Daniel Radcliff is set to star in the latest up and coming production from Hammer Horror studios “The Woman in Black”, which is currently in post-production and is due for release for the 10th February 2012 in the UK and 3rd February 2012 in the US.
The other members of the cast are just as good, the films have starred some of the best acting talent that Hollywood has to offer, from Alan Rickman’s professor Snape, to Ralph Fiennes’s sinister villain, Lord Voldemort. There are even surprise cameos from characters previously in the series that help progress the storyline.
The film never falls short of magic, the action is slick and offers elements of comic relief especially when the film has its dark moments, there are some scenes which may be scary for younger children, but Rupert Grint’s, Ron Weasley offers the comic moments to appeal more to younger audience members.
The films main danger is that there are some scenes that may be too dark for younger audiences, however the films moves at such a fast pace that the action scenes come thick and fast. Also the film itself never fills too long and you never fill bombarded by the plot or too many characters.
Overall, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 is an excellent end to a movie series that has changed movie history and the future of movies to come. The film offers some of the most groundbreaking effects to date and some excellent action and suspense scenes that will have you clenching onto your popcorn and savouring every bite. The film offers enough in terms of thrills and offers a great farewell to a hero that has entertained young and old muggles alike.