After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. Written by
When the Hogwarts students are in the Great Hall while Snape is addressing them, Ginny is seen with the Gryffindors wearing her normal Gryffindor robes/uniform. After Voldemort's message to the students/staff/order, and Pansy shouts to grab Harry, Ginny is seen in her Muggle clothing that she was wearing in the room of Requirement. See more »
[looking at landscape around Shell Cottage from doorway]
It's beautiful here.
It was our aunt's. We used to come here as kids. The order uses it now as a safe house. What's left of us at least.
[looking at wind chime made of shells]
Muggles think these keep away evil, but they're wrong.
I need to talk to the goblin.
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The only credits at the beginning of the movie are the Warner Brothers logo and the title "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2." See more »
I quite luckily got the chance to see this at an early screening on
First impressions of the film? Brilliant.
Director David Yates, who also directed the 5th, 6th and 7th films is
back to direct the final. This pleases me because these 3 films are my
personal favourites out of the 7 that have come out so far so I think
it's fair to say that I was expecting big things from this. I'm very
pleased to say that he's pulled it off ending the series in a fast
paced, well written final act.
The film (in case you're wondering) picks up straight after where Part
1 ended, Voldemort (Ralph Finnes) has the most powerful wand in his
possession and he's finally ready to succeed in what he tried to do
over 15 years ago. He finally has the power to kill Harry Potter. I
won't go into much more detail in what happens as most people will have
read the book and I don't want to drop spoilers! Harry (Daniel
Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) need to seek
out and destroy Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. This is the only way
that will give them a chance of stopping He Who Must Not Be Named.
Their final journey takes them to places we may not have seen recently
or remembered, places such as Gringotts Bank in Diagon Alley and
Hogsmeade. Along the way they encounter a variety of creatures, both
friend and foe from dragons to spiders, death eaters to old friends and
of course, the Dark Lord himself. Will Voldemort Succeed? Or will good
trump evil? For those who haven't read the book this is your chance to
What I especially love about this film and Part 1 is the direction in
which they've taken, adding more cheesy lines and (for example in Part
1) that dance sequence. I feel that these small touches bring the films
closer to our hearts and help us to connect with the film a lot more.
Sure they leave out a lot of information that the books provide but
that's the same with all film adaptations! They've got the main story
down and where they've deviated from the book it has been for the best.
Not everything written down on paper will translate into visually
Part 1 to me also felt unfinished (well it was only half the book I
suppose!), I mean in the way that it was long and never seemed to
climax. Sure at the end of Part 1 Voldemort gets the want he so badly
seeks for and leaves then the films ends on a giant cliffhanger. Part 2
definitely adds the rest of that epicness that so many other films have
towards the end. It's full of action! I definitely believe that both
Part 1 and 2 are best viewed with a short as possible gap in between
them. Otherwise it's like watching the first disc from one of the
extended editions of The Lord of the Rings and not watching the second
disc for another 6 months!
This paragraph is about the visuals and 3D. Skip to the final paragraph
for final thoughts.
Visually the film is stunning from an effects point of view. From the
trailer alone you can see that this film has quite a lot of action in
it, crumbling buildings, hundreds of spells and lots of fire.
Everything looks great, from the wand duals to the dragons it all is
fantastic. Also this time around it is being showed in 3D and is the
first (and (probably) last!) potter film to be shown in this way. Now I
was very sceptical about this, especially since they announced that the
films (originally both parts) would be converted from 2D to 3D instead
of being natively filmed in 3D. I believe that what they should have
done was what they did with Part 1, scrap the 3D. I'm going to say that
it's not great, at times it's pretty good, but never great. For the
most part it's okay. I'm going to compare it with the last blockbuster
film to come out in 3D, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The 3D effect
is not even close to looking as good as what that film (shot in 3D)
had. So I'm going to tell you now, 2D is the best dimension to watch
this film in. Having said that if you still want to (or have to) see it
in 3D by all means do, the 3D doesn't take away anything from the film,
but it doesn't add much.
I will end by saying that I definitely recommend this film for
everyone, especially Potter fans. The ending that many thought could
easily be done wrongly has been done right. Then when you think of Part
1 and 2 as the same film I believe that they are easily the best Potter
films. This truly is a fitting ending for the boy who lived.
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