7/13/2011

Movie Review: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)


In basketball, there's a player considered as the "Closer," a very good player that stays till late in the game because he/she can lead the team for the win. Some NBA players that have the "Closer" label are Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

In the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the Closer of the series. It's Micheal Jordan and Kobe Bryant combined.

After the pretty "meh" first part, the second part scales to epic proportions and puts Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) in the biggest face-off in their wizardry world's history. Seen in 3D, the film just grips you till the last battle.

If you ask me, folks should review the events that unfolded in the first movie to better appreciate this one as there is no recap at the beginning. Being loyal to the book, it had to go through the relatively uneventful moments of closing the loose ends in the story before the final confrontation between Harry and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).

I've never been really impressed with the previous Harry Potter films (The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince), but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a slam dunk that punctuates the popular film franchise.


Rating: 4/5


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