The Harry Potter saga is unique in that it encompasses a brilliant series of imaginative and enthralling books and a film adaptation that is so well crafted, that it not only honors the author’s written word, it provides a captivating visual canvass that enhances it and forges the two into an inseparable blend of great entertainment.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 does not disappoint and more than lives up to the hype. More amazingly, it actually surpasses many of the previous films in the series on many levels. True, it is the culmination of a decade of Harry Potter movies and you would expect that it would all have to end with a bang. Fans of the books and previous movies knew that the storyline would culminate in a final showdown between Harry and Voldemort and that it would take place in the final film, so obviously, expectations were high.
Another mystery waiting to be unwrapped like a Chocolate Frog from the Hogwarts Express Sweets Trolley or a Puking Pastille from the Weasley Twins' shop, was the true allegiance of Severus Snape. Is it me or was Snape the best double agent in the history of fiction? He changed sides so many times that he didn’t even know who he should be pointing his wand at anymore. The multiple changes of allegiance didn’t seem impact his wardrobe however, since he continued to go with the dark cloak throughout the entire saga. My guess is that neither Hogwarts nor Voldemort pay too well, which may have limited his wardrobe options. Maybe if the Deatheaters had a union, there would be a uniform allowance…
Suffice it to say that the stage was set for what many, many people hoped would be a phenomenal movie. Those people got what they hoped for. This movie grips you right from the beginning and doesn’t let you go until the epic conclusion; the showdown between "The Boy Who Lived" and "The Dark Lord."
The story picks up immediately following the conclusion of Deathly Hallows Part I as Harry buries the body of Dobby, the faithful house elf who seems to never stop repaying “the boy who lived” for tricking Lucius Malfoy in to granting him his freedom, way back in the the Chamber of Secrets, six movies ago. It was Dobby who rescued Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna, Ollivander, and the Goblin Griphook from Malfoy Manor at the end of Deathly Hallows Part I.
More on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in the next post…………………………………
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