Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 | Directed by David Yates | Written by Steve Kloves

Well, this is it. It's over.

We all picked up J.K. Rowling's final novel of the beloved series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows knowing that it would be the final book. There would be no more after that. But honestly... it didn't even feel over after the last page had been finished because we all knew that a marvelous movie would be made of it (in this case, two movies) and we could hold onto the magic for a little while longer. I, for one, could never really get the idea to sink in that at some point there wouldn't be anymore Harry Potter books or movies, and having grown up with this series... It's hard.

David Yates, the director of the last four films, only impressed me when it came to the Deathly Hallows films. He had the pressure of the Harry Potter loving world on his shoulders. Let it be lifted.

Action engulfs the entire film, but the emotions that are struck are even more potent. Everything that happened in the novel comes to life and is magnified in the most spectacular way in two senses: Seeing and feeling. The special effects could not have been better, and the story is depicted... basically, perfectly - and that's what we diehard fans are all about. And of course film scores are extremely important to me, and I immediately fell in love with this one. It had old, innocent themes as well as new dark themes that gave me chills. (Thank you so much, Alexandre Desplat, and John Williams for the creating the origins of the sound of pure magic.)

But this film had to be perfect. It had to be, otherwise majority of the world would have been cheated. Disappointment would have settled in me and turned to rage. Yeah, maybe people think I'm overdramatic, but honestly, this is the best series in the world. Hands down. None other book series nor film series will ever move the world as Harry Potter has moved us.

I know this isn't much of a review, but I really think that this occasion cannot be typical. How is the world going to even function without looking forward to another Harry Potter film? Will the records ever be topped? Because I personally hope they will never be surpassed.

The ending will not disappoint at all. Harry, Ron, and Hermione can ONLY be depicted so well by Daniel, Rupurt, and Emma... Thanks to them for being as fantastic as the series itself.

For the last hour of the movie, I cried and cried consistantly. Not only because of the mere fact that this was the ending of it all, but because of the touching story itself. Oh, Snape...

Farewell, Harry Potter. Forever.

5/5 Stars

And for the record, if they ever decide to recreate these film in the future, don't expect me to watch them. When it's perfect the first time there's only room for disappointment when someone tries to do it over again.

Thank you J.K. Rowling. I don't think you'll ever realize the impact of your story on the world.

No comments:

Post a Comment