The last “Potter” is truly epic
I recall seeing the first “Harry Potter” movie back in the cinemas and was quite a treat seeing the world of J.K. Rowling come to life as wizards battle and magic is kept under wraps from the world of those who are ordinary people. And now we come to the final chapter in this seven…err, eight part saga that has amazed many and inspired younger fans alike to read. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” was wisely split into two parts seeing how much material has to be set up and to squish it down to a 2 1/2 hour flick just wouldn’t work.
I feel that “Part 1” and “Part 2” are adjacent to the way “Kill Bill” was executed, but in the opposite sense. The first part, which is available to own and rent, had a lot of material to establish like the characters and where they stand, the growing forces of darkness, and the personal problems that are set before them. In the second part, we get plenty of action, closure and even a few moments that feel like a nostalgic throwback to the past Potter films. This time, Harry returns to Hogwarts to finish the mission of defeating the evil lord Voldermort and take part in the ultimate battle viewers have been waiting to see.
“Deathy Hollows Part 2” was certaintly worth the wait as everything that was set up and story arcs of certatin characters come to a satisfying close. One gets to find out the truth of Professor Snape, the romantic connection between Ron and Harmonie, and the one thing that can defeat Harry’s enemy. Watching this final installment was like a trip down memory lane as each scene and frame offered a connection ot the previous films, like a view of Gringotts or the Chamber of Secrets. To put it short, they truly save the best for last.