In the past decade, we have seen these young boys and girls rise from fresh faces taking on a long journey, to young adults who can hold their own in the acting world. The Deathly Hallows Part 2 is just another example of that. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint all reprise their roles of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley respectively in this thrilling conclusion to the magical story we all know and love.
The movie starts exactly where the Deathly Hallows Part 1 leaves off; on the sea coast as we say goodbye to the annoyingly lovable elf, Dobby. From this point on, the surprises are few and far between for those dedicated readers of the books. For those who aren't however, the adventure takes a roller coaster thrill ride through the many places the past movies exposed us to. Hogwarts may never be the same again. The same can be said about our movie experiences.
The past decade was an adventure for all of us. We sat and waited patiently (some less than others) for each and every Harry Potter film to be released. And while each film did quite well in the box office and in critic's eyes, the devoted fans were never given the chance to really connect their experiences with the books to the films. Then in came David Yates.
Yates was the director of the last four movies that encompassed the last three novels. What he did for the films, fans and the franchise was bring a sense of flow and connection to each film. We got to experience the novels the way we wanted to through his vision and while I can't speak for all of us or maybe even some of us; I'm willing to say that the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was the best film of the series and ended a decade of adventures the right way.
I will admit that I have had issues with every film and this one as well. It's the fact that I can look past any qualms with it and simply enjoy the ride that makes me realize I really did enjoy this one. The acting is quite superb, the scenes are thrilling, and the send off into the sunset for the cast and crew might be as perfect as you can get. For us moviegoers, it may be over, but I think they invented DVDs for such an occasion.
Written By: Jordan