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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Connor Macgregor Reviews...Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

So we have come to this. No more Harry Potters and the last one hopefully will be the one to shake the franchise so hard that we leave the cinema in tears, laughter and horror. This is my review of the final harry potter film.

The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

For something that has become so iconic in modern film, its fair to say that no matter how you feel about Harry Potter, you can't deny that this last film is a major event in cinema today. The Franchise has made billions and entertained even more billions around the world and now that this film has been released, it feels like a tide has passed over the world of cinema and getting used to having no new harry potter films will be a struggle to many. But never the less, this film to me delivers on all sorts. Its the final film so obviously they are going to pull all the stops to deliver a film unlike any other. You can compare this to Return Of The King for two reasons. The First is that its the finale of a global phenomenon and so everyone is anticipating a big film. Second is that every character is fighting for something close to their hearts and it could all go wrong if one small mistake is made.

The Performances in the film really are great. Daniel Radcliffe has involved into a very talented actor who is capable of taking his career further from Harry Potter. Despite the fact that he could be seen only as Harry Potter for most of his life, I think he can do other roles and be taken seriously as an actor. Same with Rupert Grint who i also enjoyed in the films. Emma Watson was fantastic as Hermione and a very talented and beautiful actress. I'll mention Alan Rickman's performance in this because he is fantastic in this and finally takes Snape full circle as a character. Ralph Fiennes to me in this film finally proved that Lord Voldermort is the greatest villain in cinema history. If anyone thinks that there is a villain darker and more sadistic than him, then please let me know.

The Effects in this film are well done and make the film epic and magical at the same time, yet they contain elements of an apocalyptic war like no other. You see dead bodies, rubble and people tending to the injured. Its quite traumatic in many ways, but the fact that its a fantasy in many ways kills its realism. But never the less, seeing all the dead characters and their death scenes brings some sadness and reminds us what the series means. Its about growing up and facing darker ideas and stories. In this film, its nothing like the first film which was light hearted and mysterious. Where as in this, its dark, brutal and poignant.

Never the less, Harry Potter will go down as one of the most influential iconic and greatest film franchises of all time. Screw Star Wars, this is the mother of film franchises, and to me it feels right that its a british production. I recommend this film while you can.

Rating - 100% - A+