Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Movie Review

It started as a book.

Then a movie.

A personal obsession.

A phenomenon.

An era that is now ending.

My childhood.

A part of me that I’ll never forget.

Let’s dedicate this quote to the one and only,

Harry Potter!

The movie/book that’s gripping the nation! Such a wonderful movie. I went to go see today (July 15, 2011 [9:30 AM]) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It’s beyond recall that it was a very emotional, great and breath-taking movie. It had many emotional climaxes throughout the movie. From time to time they threw in some scary scenes or gruesome moments, but still, this movie was beyond remarkable. The movie did a better job for itself. It portrayed the book very well, especially added some scenes that weren’t even in the book. It made things a whole lot more interesting. The actors did a very great job pretending to cry and be emotional. Even better then Shia Labeouf’s emotional scene in his new movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The director did a very good job with the scenes and areas. If you’ve read the book, then you will most likely assume how the movie will end. If you haven’t read the book, I employ you to read the books. The first 7 movies did not project the books very well. So, if you haven’t seen this movie but have read the book, then you would most likely assume that the movie is going to fail again on projecting the book. But I’ll have to tell you that the movie was very good and showed the book very well. My opinion, you must see the movie if you’ve read the book. If you haven’t read the book, then read the book. If you’ve seen the movie but haven’t read the book, then… I don’t know what to do with you. 🙂

Here are some reviews from popular review sites.

Entertainment Weekly: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 conjures up a record-breaking $43.5 million at midnight showings

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 grossed a huge $43.5 million last night during midnight showings in 3,800 locations, shattering the midnight box office record previously held by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which earned just over $30 million from midnight shows in 2010.

The final picture in the magical franchise topped all other Harry Potter movies’ midnight grosses. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 earned $24 million at midnight last year, while Half-Blood Prince pulled in $22.2 million. Part 2 also more-than-tripled the $12 million that Order of the Phoenix earned at midnight, and earned almost seven times as much as Goblet of Fire, which grossed $6.3 million at midnight.

MTV Today: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ The Reviews Are In!

After 10 years, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” is sending the beloved series out with a bang. Early reviews that trickled in last week pegged the movie as being the best “Harry Potter” installment. Now that the grand finale has hit theaters, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” has solidified itself as far and away the series’ most critically beloved.

Up until now, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” held that title, with a score of 91 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. But “Part 2” has blown that out of the water with a whopping 97 percent fresh and only five dissenters counted at press time.

Other Quotes:

The Performances

“A decade later Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint), have become powerful adult wizards, while the actors are now stars. Look closely and you can see the beard inching along Harry’s, or rather Mr. Radcliffe’s pale chin. Meanwhile Ms. Watson, smoldering in bruising dark lipstick on the cover of the July Vogue, has her own hair and makeup artist, and the director, David Yates, even trains the camera on her generous peekaboo cleavage. Just as startling is the transformation of Mr. Grint who, in one early, anxious scene wears a goatee and a panicked look that together suggest a junior Paul Giamatti. My, how the children have grown — and the movies too.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

The Split

“Splitting the final ‘Potter’ volume into two films was also to the advantage of Part 2, as was the fact that this film deals only with roughly the final third of the book. This enables it to avoid the tiresome teen angst that hampered Part 1 and devote almost all its time to action and confrontation, starting with the film’s initial image of the dread Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) pointing the all-powerful Elder Wand to the sky and creating … the Warner Bros. logo. Once this bit of business is out of the way, the plot kicks in with a vengeance.” — Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times

The Conclusion of the Series

“So many good films come to bad ends, but not the tales of Harry Potter. The final episode of Harry’s epic journey, part 2 of ‘The Deathly Hallows,’ is the best possible end for the series that began a decade ago. In contrast to part 1, which was a ponderous exercise in stage-setting and dramatic incipience, this film, directed by David Yates and adapted by Steve Kloves, is a climax worthy of the term. It’s a dark and thunderous pageant that sets its bespectacled hero in the midst of vast forces, yet never loses track of who he is — a brave boy, to borrow both parts of Dumbledore’s fond phrase, on the way to becoming a wonderful man.” — Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

The Farewell Factor

“Nothing quite like this series has ever been tried before in cinema history, and as I wrote last year, following the central trio of Radcliffe, Grint and Watson through the aging process has itself forced the movies to confront Rowling’s central themes, which I take to be ‘the painful transition from childhood to adulthood, the loss of parents and loved ones, the first intimations of personal mortality.’ For better or worse, Rowling’s books and the hit-and-miss movies based on them have reshaped not just the marketplace for fiction and film but the contemporary cultural imagination, re-establishing fantasy as the central narrative mode (arguably for the first time since the Middle Ages).” — Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

The Final Word

“This movie is impressively staged, the dialogue is given proper weight and not hurried through, there are surprises which, in hindsight, seem fair enough, and ‘Harry Potter’ now possesses an end that befits the most profitable series in movie history. These films will be around for a long time.” — Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

You’ve heard it now! Reviews and opinions. If you want to see the movie, is all up to you!

Boy! I Wish I Was In England

Man, many things are going through my head. Mum (and yes, I am going to call my Mom, Mum) just told me that boys and girls in England just watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Funny, because I posted a video on me and my friend’s channel that was related to Harry Potter, just not the movie. Here’s the video. I made it using Windows Live Movie Maker. It was my first time.

Anyway, I’m progressing very well through my book. I’m still a bit behind due date. But what? Do you see everyday a 12 year old boy, with long blonde hair, who likes to play the guitar, writing a book? No. I hope that was your answer. Now, I kind of wish school would already start or we would already go back home and go to Six Flags White Water to try out the Cliffhanger. That ride is the last ride! If I finish it, then I would have finished all of the rides in that park. Oh and we might visit again Six Flags (the roller coaster one) and might try the Gotham City ride, the Cyclone, some Loony Tunes ride and whatever I see in the park.

Yeah, it’s not going to be that great. I might get dizzy or cry a bit. But that’s the point of being a man. I mean, at least it’s not going to kill me, right? Sometimes I just ask myself, “why in the world are there thrill rides?”. Yeah, I bet a couple of people have been asking that question. Oh, and another note, I’m single, once again. If your asking for the details, the only thing I’m going to tell you is that she broke up with me. I didn’t break up with her. It’s a bit sad. We both had the longest girlfriend and boyfriend relationship in such a long time. I think about over half a year. I think God’s trying to tell me to go back with Mary or my old crush. Dunno.

Well, anyways, that’s all I have to announce for the past week and days. Oh and one last thing . . . I went to Tennis with Dad and the three of his friends. I didn’t really get to play much Tennis except for the time I played a small Tennis game with my brother, Matthew. Yeah, I played him. He’s good. Other than that, I had to be ball boy or just wait until their game was over. But, before the game was over the lights on the Tennis court went out (meaning we had to exit the field). I’m trying not to get too depressed over it. I don’t even need to get depressed over it. The only thing I’m really waiting for is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and going back home to Georgia. Tomorrow, BTW, is when the movie is about to come out. 😉

Important Announcement (Listen Up Subscribers!)

As you’ve probably realized, I haven’t been posting as frequently as I was before. Well, I must tell you that inside I feel really guilty. Somehow my brain is too tired to write anything each day. I have the energy. I visit everyday to see if I have any comments. But, I never somehow have the energy to post. So, I must tell you that during the Summer I might not be posting as much. Probably around the school year when I have hyper-active energy and something to write about. I’m also busy during the Summer writing my book. And I’ve decided not to make big promises to when the book will be published. So, now, the date the book will be published is changed.

I want to have the book published by this year. But, if I don’t, poo ho. It’s not my fault. I realized that. Oh and I’m in Florida . . . So, the internet connection isn’t as strong. I’m kind of liking my stay here in Florida here too. Though, the fireworks sucked. We had to watch a good pair of fireworks from a far distance, along with billions of mosquito bites. I’m currently reading the Red Pyramid and the Warriors: The Power of the Three series. Though, I’m somehow pulled in more by Rick Riordan’s book. I’m at page 156 in the third book of the Warriors: The Power of the Three series, and I’m at page 225 on the Red Pyramid. I’ve finished the Harry Potter series, so I’m now waiting for the movie to come out. I hope they include every single detail in the movie. I don’t CARE if it becomes a 4 or 5 hour movie. I want all the details in the movie.

Plus, I’ve written about 100 pages or so in my book. It’s nice so far. I hope you all find a way somehow how to read the book. Oh and I’ve downloaded many songs to my laptop. So, I don’t have to go to Youtube and wait for the videos to load up. Mediafire is the place you wanna go if you wanna download free and legal songs onto your computer or iPod. That’s all I have to say. Bye!