Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 [2011]

18 07 2011

 


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

 

 

Harry Potter is still in the hunt to find the remaining 3 horcruxes to defeat/kill his archnemesis once and for all. The movie starts right off from where it ended in the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part -1. He needs to find and destroy the horcruxes which contain parts of Voldemort’s soul. Harry,Ron and Hermione break into Gringotts bank’s underground vault and back to Hogwarts itself to destroy the remaining horcruxes.

 

Harry Potter Poster

 

The series has come a long way since the first installment of this epic series. Harry is no longer the innocent and charming boy- next- door we saw in Harry Potter and The Philosophers stone. He has grown into an adult with the responsibility of saving the wizarding world  weighing down on his shoulders! And Daniel Radcliffe has been at his best in this film when taken a look at all the earlier films in the series.  Rupert Grint and Emma Watson has shorter screen space in the movie and Alan Rickman may have even toppled the duo when it comes to the importance of supporting cast due to the fact that Severus Snape is a pivotal character in the finale . Alan Rickman surprised the audience with his truly marvelous depiction of Snape’s previously unknown emotional side just with some short words and a tear drop. There are some truly delightful character moments from Neville Longbottom and Professor Mcgonagall which not only brings some relief to the tension in the plot but also moves the audience into applause.Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort is epitome of evil!

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Rickman Snape

 

Harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2 can surely be called as intense battle movie.David Yates take on Gringotts “bank job” surpasses any Harry Potter fan’s imagination. The overall dark and murky treatment of the visuals of the film is consistent Yate’s earlier potter works.Unlike part 1 , the script work in this movie is more pacy and the momentum picks up by each and every scene.*Spoiler Alert*. The scene in which Harry meets his dead dear ones before his walk towards impending death is unarguably[for me] the greatest scene in the entire harry potter series. And the director requires special appreciation in portraying the scene like every HP fan would have wanted*Spoiler Alert*. The special effects and the set direction team requires a mention as the intense battle scenes in the grand castle of Hogwarts was truly jaw-dropping. The battle scenes are filled with some really sick special effects which quite efficiently utilizes every single thing digital “magic” has to offer.

David Yates, since his first harry potter flick[Order of Phoenix] has had a history of  deviating from his source material and through this movie, he takes it to a whole new level. The movie has a completely different climax except that the final outcome of the climax stands true to the book’s one. The kings cross station scene was not up to  the mark, as it was not quite engaging as it was in the book.But nevertheless the final harry potter[possibly] film satisfies even the HP illiterate because the fight between good and evil transcends languages and boundaries.

The end,the bittersweet moment was truly rewarding for every Potter fan! David yates has created a visual extravaganza which easily becomes a fitting finale to the whole harry potter phenomenon!

Rating-  [/5]

 

 

 

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

19 11 2010

This is not the typical harry potter movie you expect.There is no quidditch,no hogwarts,no nothing.It has this darker tone which may not appeal to many younger audience who haven’t read the last book”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.But still this one is best movie that has come out of the movie series.

Plot

Movie begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their strenuous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction–the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of  Professor Dumbledore, the three must now rely on one another more than ever to meet their goal.

Review

Yes,there is no hogwarts in the plot still we have many adrenaline filled duels,humour,romance and above all  fantastic magic to quench every muggle’s thirst for entertainment.From the time David Yates have taken over the harry potter franchise,there has been a change about how the mood is recreated from the source material.All other directors before him chose either substance of the source material or created a style.But none of them were able to capture the exact tone of the book.He has been improving this style of approach for the movies ever since the order of the phoenix.And the style reaches the peak at this movie.

The movie paces forward with a strange mix of fear,adventure,humour and romance.Fear comes from the fact that Voldemort now controls the ministry of magic and forces it to persecute the “muggle-borns” and “half bloods” with the help of his ever serving “Death Eaters”[Non HP fans,google].Adventure come from the part that Harry and his friends must escape from death eaters “deadly” clutches.And the best part is romance,a love triangle[as perceived by Ron Weasly] gives the audience quite a good laugh when the tension gets a bit tightening.

There are some really great sequences in the movie which can be counted among the best in the franchise.The “breaking into ministry of magic using poly juice potion” requires a special mention.Seems like director has misused the ability of Wizard’s ability of apparition rather unrealistically.Whenever harry and his friends apparate they end up in some scenical background which makes the audience feels like the world is about to be doomed or something[maybe that is because voldemort is gaining power].Thus cinematographer Eduardo Serra requires some appraise for wielding the camera to a near perfection and for helping Yates to recreate the tone of the film.

As i said earlier the movie might not appeal to the younger audience who havent read the book.There are 2 reasons

1.There are many said and unsaid references to previous characters and plot details.To appreciate the movie completely it is absolutely necessary that one must have read all the books in the series.[seeing all the movies alone is not enough]

2.Harry,Hermione and Ron has grown emotionally and sexually.

Verdict

For non HP fans it is completely unsafe to watch the film[check the reason no:1 above].But it is a must see for HP fans because it is the elder wand of all HP films.

Rating-

P.S-This movie is the reason Twilight sucks!








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