This weekend, all over the world, it’s all about Harry Potter. This finale has been 1o years in the making and while fans are very excited to see what happens to Harry and co, it’s also a very bittersweet moment, as, this is the end. After this, there will be no new Harry Potter adventures to look forward to!
Worldwide, people have been queuing up at cinemas to get their first peek at the final ever installment of the Harry Potter franchise. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has been breaking opening weekend records everywhere! Just in it’s first few days, this film has managed to take in $126 million (worldwide) – this number is changing rapidly. Who knows how high it will get to by the end of it’s opening weekend!
There really is no point in critiquing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as no-one is really going to care about the reviews. Fans are flocking to cinemas regardless of what people write. However, I can’t help but put in my 2 cents worth.
I have to admit that I am a big fan of the books. While I didn’t line up at the store to get the books, I did get them straight away and devour them within days. However, I have never been a big fan of the movies. I always felt like they went on for far too long and always left out the heart of the book. I wish I had seen the films first and then read the books as I think I would have been able to appreciate the films more, and not walk away feeling like it was missing something.
That said, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is my favourite of the whole franchise. Part 1 was disappointing. It was a big build up, but nothing really happened. Whereas in Part 2 there is plenty of action. Finally Harry and his friends get to take on Voldermort and his gang of death eaters. As a result it is a very dark film. Literally, it’s very dark. I get it, it’s a dangerous place that everyone is going to. however, when there are moments of triumph, for me, they were still shrouded in darkness on the screen and they felt anti-climactic.
On a positive note, I love that this film is not just about Harry, Hermione and Ron – the peripheral characters like Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom get more screen time and finally get a chance to shine! Also, this film does wrap up the franchise nicely – without wanting to spoil anything, I’ll just say that fans won’t be disappointed.
If you’re going to see the film this weekend, and want to refresh your memory as to what’s happened up until this point check this out: Harry Potter: A Look Back