Monday, July 18, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Movie Review

If you haven't watched the movie yet and intend to do so, DO NOT proceed from here. You will find spoilers on this post.

For a movie that needed to be divided into two parts, the finale of Harry Potter series did not disappoint me. Perhaps many would agree though that they can use an extended version. Nah! To avoid boring the viewers or probably to lower the cost of tickets, running time would have to be more or less two hours. I enjoyed watching the movie that I want to list down all the scenes that I can vividly recall: 

Neville Longbottom slashing Nagini's head with the Gryffindor sword in the nick of time. 
Just when you thought Neville would have his way with the snake, when Harry revealed he's not dead as Mrs. Malfoy claimed, he just gave his dramatic talk of how death happens to everyone.

Harry's look into the pensive at Snape's life and relationship with Lily and James Potter. 
It's great to have an explanation of Snape's actions in the story's closure. No surprise why Harry's son, Albus Severus, got his second name from the man who never stopped loving his grandmother.

Hermione and Ron destroying the fourth horcrux and kissing after their success. The water that flooded in the area where Hermione stabbed the horcrux was a bit scary. The scene enraptured the audience when Harry's longtime friends kissed.

The whole of Hogwarts taking part in the battle.
Students not turning their backs on Harry and running all around when the enemy's attack started.

Shielding the school with enchantments. Especially with Professor McGonagall's excitement at having used the Piertotum Locomotor spell.
It's nice to see the teachers and senior students combining forces in forming a line of defense for the school.

Hermione's act as Bellatrix Lestrange so they can enter Gringotts' vault with the goblin.
Funny how Harry answered "Hideous." when Hermione asked him how she looked after taking Bellatrix form.

The white dragon as exit from Gringotts.
It's clever of Hermione to have thought of a narrow escape from the bank. The dragon reminded me of Hagrid's pet, Norbert.

Harry, Hermione and Ron as adults/parents 19 years after Voldemort's defeat.
Harry's children especially the youngest are definitely handsome kids. Ron's and Hermione's look like their parents just as well.

Overall, the movie was able to portray the highlights from the book. For sure, the story of The Boy Who Lived will remain in the hearts of many.

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