Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Harry Potter saga reaches its conclusion in a thrilling finale that will spellbind children and adults alike.
Lord Voldemort has gotten a hold of the Elder Wand, one of the powerful Deathly Hallows, and Harry, Hermione and Ron are in a worse bind than ever. They seek refuge at Bill and Fleaur’s, but they cannot stay there. Lord Voldemort is terrorising the world of magic searching for Harry, and the only way to stop him is to destroy the remaining horcruxes – the secret behind Voldemorts power and immortality.
Harry and his friends have to continue the mission they have sworn to complete. After a breathtaking break-in at Gringotts, the wizarding bank, they eventually return to Hogwarts, where Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters and an army of trolls, spiders and other scary creatures are ready for the crucial and unbearably thrilling final battle.
Quality and Theme
Throughout the Harry Potter saga, Harry has developed from a young, naive boy, who in admiration was introduced to the world of magic, to a grown man who has to carry the burden of leading the fight against the Lord of Darkness. During the previous seven films, this development has been mirrored by the adventures Harry has experienced; from cheerful, adventurous and fun stories, to a fictional universe becoming increasingly gloomy and more dramatic as Voldemort regained his power. In this final film, everything that has happened before – the knowledge Harry has acquired, the close friends he has gotten, his courage, personality, magical skills and his will to sacrifice – all this has prepared Harry, and made him and his friends capable of meeting Voldemort as a worthy and strong opponents.
The calculated construction of the story and its characters make the saga of Harry Potter into an impressive work of art. The final film matches the sky-high expectations, and there’s nothing to do but praise the filmmakers. In terms of cinematography – the special effects, set pieces and battle scenes – the film is magnificent. A more engaging, exciting and intense finale will be very hard to find. As well as this, the story offers some surprises that will surely attract attention.
You’ll have to be familiar with the Harry Potter universe, the magic spells that are used, and the central characters in order to understand the story. As this film is a continuation of the previous film, we recommend that you watch the other films in the series before you end the party with this one.
”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” is a very dramatic film. The strength of the story is dependent upon the fact that it doesn’t hide that evil is ruthless, and that it takes sacrifice to defeat it. As a result of this, the final battle really is a question of life or death, where violent fights take place in a world on the brink of destruction. Fortunately, the filmmakers have found an excellent way of depicting scenes that are very dramatic in the novel. We never see explicit murders or frightening acts of violence, and the many creatures are carefully designed not to be too scary.
The film has a 12A age rating, and younger children should not watch the film. Even 12-year-olds might appreciate having an adult next to them.
This is an amazing film that comes highly recommended.
Director: David Yates Genre: Adventure Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Helena Bonham Carter and more Language: English Nationality: Great Britain/USA Production Company: Heyday Films, Warner Bros. Length: 2h 10mins Production Year: 2011 Age Limit: 12A Suitability: Young people/adults BBFC’s Consumer Advice: Contains moderate threat, injury detail and language.
Our Assessment: Recommended