Filmpopper Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Published by Colin in: Features,Film -- Date: 14 Jul 2011 Comments: 0


Finally the epic conclusion to one of the top selling book and movie series of all time.  J.K Rowling’s Deathly Hallows has been split into two parts for the film adaption.  The first part coming out last holiday season.

I would go as far to say this was probably the most anticipated movie of the summer season by far.  Unfortunately for me it was a bit of a let down.  Don’t get me wrong, there were things I really liked about the movie, but there far too many things that upset or annoyed me to out-weigh the good.

I like a lot of the special effects.  But sadly these effects seemed to happen few and far between and didn’t provide any enjoyment to keep you happy.  The movie also featured a lot of really good music that I felt helped to add to the mood superbly and create tension that wasn’t necessarily being seen on the screen.

Sadly however, I was extremely bored during many parts of the movie.  It seemed to drag on and when it wasn’t dragging they were too busy hurrying it along from one event to another.  They seemed to focus on less important events and skip the bigger ones.  Another complaint I had (which other book readers may also have) is that it strayed far too often from actual events that took place in the book.  But it did so without meaning.  It would have made more sense in many parts to simply keep with the original writing.  Finally, I have to say the movie lacked an overall climax to the end.   I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t read the books but the ending seemed to just shrivel up and die rather than have the punch the trailers have been making us expect.

Looking at it just as a movie and ignoring all failings it has to follow the book may help a little, but in the end, I feel even the movie goers may have trouble liking this movie.  It may have been the hype or anticipation, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 did not live up to any of my expectations.  The best part may have been seeing the teaser trailer for the new batman movie.  I wanted to like it but I found myself struggling.  In the end, I award Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, a C+.


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