Directed by: David Yates
Overall Rating: 10.0
Contains: Some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
MPPA Rating and Time: PG-13. 2 hr. 10 min.
In this epic finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final battle of good vs. evil forces all of the wizarding world to fight in an all-out battle to the very end. Harry Potter is called out by Lord Voldemort, who now possesses the Elder Wand, the unbeatable wand, to fight him to the end. Meanwhile, Harry (Daniel Redcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) gather up the remaining Horcruxes and try to bring down Voldemort once and for all! It all ends here.
I for one LOVED this movie and it was a perfect send off for the Harry Potter franchise. There are non stop action when there is a fight and the story part of the movie was pristine. I am a fan of the Harry Potter series and the movies have always been a great thing to wait for. It is sad that it is all over, but like so many things, it had to end. The movie’s storyline was perfect and it was entertaining to the very end. One thing though that they messed up on was how they went on and on about Harry having Lily’s eyes, yet in the flashback, the little girl Lily (Ellie Darcey-Alden) has Brown eyes! Adult Lily (Geraldine Somerville) has Blue eyes! Oh well, you can’t be perfect with everything I guess. The 3D graphics in this movie are worth the extra money and it was interesting to see how they got the exact parts that you wanted to be in 3D to be as such. There were many times in which I wanted to smack Griphook in the face after he decides to betray Harry Potter. But, he gets his just desserts and that was refreshing. For anyone who has read the books, like me, it was a perfect way to end the series and kudos to J.K. Rowling for fighting to make the last movie a 2-parter! Well worth it and fun to see in the movies in 3D.
Well, what can be said, I guess I am not a good person to give an objective review to this movie because I freakin’ love the Harry Potter series. It follows the book so closely (Just like the other movies) and the few variations you forgive because it doesn’t interfere with the storyline. If you are trying to decide to whether or not to see it in 3D, not sure if you want to spend the extra money, TOTALLY do it because it is worth it. I would have liked to see a little bit more of a back story of Dumbledore in the movie, but you can’t have everything. I know what happened I read the book. Battle scenes were amazing and the special effects were seem-less. It made me what to read the series over again and again, since I’ve read it twice. There are some funny moments, but what can you expect when you are trying to bring down the source of all evil in the world.
OVERALL RATING FOR US:
This was still a Fantastic movie despite a few hickups! There are many parts in the movie where you are holding your breath to see what is going to happen next and when the end comes, you are on the edge of your seat. The movie stuck close to the book and wrapped up all the tail-ends of the stories and made the characters more human and endearing. In case you missed it, this is a MUST SEE in theaters.