It started as a book.
Then a movie.
A personal obsession.
An era that is now ending.
A part of me that I’ll never forget.
Let’s dedicate this quote to the one and only,
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.
“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
“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!