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!

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24 comments on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Movie Review

  1. marykate says:

    you have inspired me! I am making a winnie the pooh review! 😀

  2. ImUmPh says:

    I haven’t read the book… 😀
    I love the movies 😀
    Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 will be on theater a few weeks anymore, coz there are some problems between government and the importer. I’m so sad.

  3. Crackerzz says:

    wow,,,

    that’s great…

  4. I’ll have to read the books one of these decades. I’ve seen most of the movies and I like them but it would be interesting to compare them to the books. So maybe when I get to about 80 and am senile and think I’m a kid again, I’ll read the books! 🙂

    • Andrew says:

      You’ll have to, seriously, read those books. The books are better then the movies, guaranteed.
      When your 80?! Wow, is that how old people have to get to feel senile these days? 🙂

  5. Avery says:

    Yes! you have a Facebook? I used to be friends with Lanagirl112.

    The only thing is, on facebook everything is so happy all the time. Barely anyone knows how I actually feel lmao. Cause if you (i) post ANYTHING depressing
    “OMG OMG WAT WRONG WHO DO I NEED TO PUNCH I LAAVH YHU GIRL!”

    Yes so that ( ^ ) is why i keep my true feelings around wordpress (;

    But I should add you sometime.

  6. Avery says:

    Whoa, is that your real name? Nah, it’s not weird.

  7. Avery says:

    Ah I searched you. Nice profile picture (;

    • Andrew says:

      Thanks, gotta love harry potter! Are you Sarah?

      • Avery says:

        Yesss I am. 🙂

      • Andrew says:

        Nice name… xD

      • nayyirnensi says:

        UMG THE GREAT EMPERESS AVERY SWIMMA GIRL IS BACK IN DA HOUSE! remember me xD. and andrew, I just started watching harry potter and it moved up to my top 3! ITS SOOOO EPIC! I loved the one where he traveled in time and he made all of those dementors go away! I WANNA SEE THEM ALL! I just got 4 from netflix. Gonna watch it tomorrow! and hey Avery you just hurt me, you forgot to add me on face book D:. anyways andrew, Harry potter is ugly kinda now. you know what I mean. When he was like a kid he looked like my old best friend.

      • Andrew says:

        UMG? Wtf? Is that some kind of new slang you people use? OMG was already enough for me. And what? Most of your comment are pointless. You don’t have to call Avery the empress. You don’t even know her. The only way you’ve known her is by asking her to go to your blog and sometimes on occasions comment on her blog about her posts. The only point of the comment is that Harry Potter part, which is related to the post. Cool! So you’ve seen Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Next will be the Goblet of Fire. Very interesting movie. It was one of my favorites until I watched the Order of the Phoenix (the next movie after that). Order of the Phoenix is my favorite! Harry Potter filmed a new suspense/horror flick called the Woman in Black. Man, that movie gave me the chills! I was freaked out until I watched the trailer about 5 or 6 times.

        I’m addicted to horror flicks. Especially suspense. I just like the way the adrenaline rush goes down your spine and your scared in the dark! But then it goes away, so you want to see another horror movie. There are two horror movies. One I want to see: Nightmare on Elm Street. One I care not to see: The Orphan.

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