Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Pt 2
July 16, 2011 2 Comments
It’s done. Over. The final chapter in the tale of the boy wizard has been told. For ten years we’ve been enthralled with the adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione. We laughed, we cried, we bitched about how some movies left out our favourite parts of the book, and with an incredible amount of emotion, we watched as the final battle played out.
As the movie opens, the Death Eaters have taken over Hogwarts, and it’s a sombre place now. No laughter or friends chatting, or running to class. It’s more along the line of a death march, bleak and fearful. It sets the tone for the entire movie, and even though you want the funny parts to be funny and break the tension, it’s hard to laugh. You know what’s coming, and you can’t help but feel that tightness in your throat. Especially when Harry is talking to the spirits of his family in the woods. When he realizes that he may be the one who destroys Voldemort, but it will cost him his life. He knows that now, and accepts the fact that he must die to save the others. No other scene is more moving than when he asks his family if it hurts to die.
As a fan of the series (movie and book), I was completely satisfied with DEATHLY HALLOWS. Like the other movies, it stuck to the main plot and didn’t get caught up in the subplots. Another thing I loved, how the actors, even the ones that had a small part, came back for this movie. The actor who plays Percy was there, he didn’t have a line to say, but seeing him stand next to his onscreen family made the movie even that much more special. I know that’s bad grammar. I don’t care.
Farewell, Harry, Ron and Hermione, it’s been a pleasure watching you.