Friday, July 15

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 arrives in theaters today in 3D format. As the last of the saga, this was probably the most anticipated by fans and those who make their living from the long-running successful dynasty by J.K.Rowling.
The final segment of a series is approached by the fan and critic alike with one question: Will it give complete closure? We don't want to feel cheated (think Misery by Stephen King) and expect the author, screen writers, director, et al, to wrap our years of loyalty with a respectable ending.

Did Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 fulfill that duty?

The 3D effect definitely added to the drama and the final proffering delighted the loyal fans, particularly with the "19 years later" segment. Giving the proper closure to the characters with whom many have grown up. Provided were the answers for many mysterious actions, including those by Professor Snape (Alan Rickman). Although it is understandably difficult to include every detail by the author, the disposal of the wand (without giving anything away) was the difference which stood out most.

The movie scores high garnered by the reaction of the screening audience, which included some in costume. In fact, the excitement surrounding the movie and the costumed fans were as much a part of the experience as the revisit to Hogwarts.

 From left: Loudermilk, McCullough and Rauch
Three Noblesville High School students, Claire Loudermilk, 14; Tori McCullough, 14; and Karsen Rauch, 14 will be freshmen in the fall but made their summer extra special by attending the screening for the film. Dressed for the experience as Death Eaters, they were prepared for magical mischief with wands and sported Death Eater tattoos.

Bottom Line: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 satisfies the most important people of all: the fans. If you have not kept up with the Harry Potter Series, I recommend spending the weekend watching the videos and then catch this film on the big screen. If you have, you will be completely content with the closure of each character.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

1 comment:

sandeep said...

love you harry i have seen yesterday this movie is nice movie and a good end of the harry potters series

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