Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Out Now On-Demand
It all ends here. Part two of the climactic finale of the Harry Potter series (JK Rowling's last book, The Deathy Hallows, was split in two for the movies) brings the epic to a close, including the final showdown between Voldemort and Harry, and the destruction of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Lord Voldemort. However, now that the Dark Lord has obtained the yet unbeatable Elder Wand, he aims to complete his final stage to ultimate power and launches an attack on Hogwarts School, where the trio return for one last stand against the dark forces that threaten to take over the Wizarding and Muggle worlds.
Joining the cast this time is Ciarán Hinds as Aberforth Dumbledore, brother of Albus.
- Steve Kloves (based on the book by J.K. Rowling)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Speaking as a casual viewer of the Harry Potter franchise – i.e. someone who has never read the books and won’t bawl their eyes out when the finale fades to black – Deathly Hallows: Part II still strikes me as a perfectly acceptable capper to the series. In parts, the film seems rushed – there’s an unmistakable feeling of stepping-up to reach the end – but it helps to remember that it’s essentially one long sustained climax, the conclusion of an entire saga. Certain plot points will remain incomprehensible to non-fans, but there’s so much glorious, eye-filling incident to be had that it won’t be an issue while you’re watching it (post-film reflection is another story
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They Grew They Fought & They Won!! I want a PreQuel
I Have never read the Books.... but I've seen ALL the Movies & it all had to end someday.
Thrilling, powerfully acted, and visually dazzling, Deathly Hallows Part II brings the Harry Potter franchise to a satisfying -- and suitably magical -- conclusion.
You used to be so good
Seems to be another production line mishap I really liked the books and the first three films but then they just kept coming and coming and they seemed to lose there magic
wow is that what all the hype was about. I havnt read the books so was finding out about harry potter from the movies but what a big rush this movie was. I t was like tidying up a whole lot of loose ends very fast before the time ran out so wasnt; really much of a movie. I also find the character of voldemort not so great & a very wimpy & weak character & the battles with him all seem to be over pretty quick in all the movies including this one so don't know what all this secret business is all about & what theyre so scared of. perhaps its better in the book to the movie as I havnt read them so cant judge on that. I prefer the earlier movies to this one. & at the end do they really look 19 years older?
too rushed for my taste
I found this movie was too rushed & found it was trying to fit everything in before the time was up. I thought that when it had ended we had only been there for an hour it was so rushed. So we didn't enjoy it & could have left it but of course you're drawn to watch it because it's the end of a series. I also find voldemort in the movies a very weak & insipid character & not much of a character so don't understand the hoopla about him in the movies. He is better in the book that I have read & I don't think he has come across as well as in the book.
I don't understand all the love for this film?
I loved Pt. 1 of the Deathly Hallows films.
However this film, whilst displaying incredible cinematography, good CGI and adequate acting did not resonate as much as the first. The action sequence and 'large-scale' battles at Hogwarts felt cheap and light, as if the characters were made of paper. The battle abstained from a sense of weight that would help distinguish its scale.
Disappointed but it certainly isn't a bad film.
Harry Potter and some cinematic closure
So, 4 times Potter director David Yates ends the Epic saga that is the Harry Potter franchise in fine, action packed style; just as he began his Potter journey so many years ago. Rounding off with great aplomb he and his production team deliver an epic climax to a great series. Finally, some closure ;-)
You could be forgiven for thinking that this HP7 Pt2 is like a film long climax. The fact that it is the last half of the last film of such an epic saga makes this both inevitable and forgivable. Seen in context of being a Pt2 it makes perfect sense. Whereas Pt1 was filled with long periods of frustrated impotence in the face of seemingly impossible odds Pt2 is a rollercoaster ride of action, danger racing towards the final showdown. The compression of the story is handled smartly, not taking too much away from avid readers whilst making it viable piece of cinema and the acting, on the whole, is towards the better end of performances from our leading trio.
My one point of confusion was how Yates chose to stage the final showdown between Harry & Voldemort but this is minor personal gripe in the face of a well-made and hugely entertaining fantasy spectacle. Anyone who has followed the series should be pretty damn happy with the finale.
Just as great as in 3D
It all ends here
This was a great ending to a great franchise I have not seen all of the films but I have seen close to all of them now. This was all about the final showdown between Harry played by Daniel Radcliffe and Voldermort played by Ralph Fiennes. Also Alan Rickman is great as Snape and of course Maggie Smith playing McGonnegal. Like the 3rd Lord of the Rings this film could warrant Best Picture Oscar consideration and certainly for Rickman's performance as Best Supporting Actor. Hermione played by the beautiful Emma Watson is great and so is Ron played by Rupert Grint. The special effects are great, the story is solid and this is totally worth your money if you are a Harry Potter fan. If you don't know anything about this world then you can't walk into this film. I highly recommend this film to all Potter fans
It was pretty good.