Written on: 28/02/2013 by mario_alvarez (7 reviews written)
Harry Potter: We're going to finish this the way we started, together!"
Before watching this film, you should at least be certain to have watch the Deathly Hallows Part 1 as this film takes place directy after it. However, a even better idea would be to watch all seven of the preceding movies as they lead up to this epic finale in the best way possible.
The film opens up with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) stealing the elder wand from Dumbledore's (Micheal Gambon) grave in order to grant him unlimited power. It then follow Harry, Ron, and Hermiones' quest to find the final Horcrux (A magically enchanted item that is used to store a piece of ones soul) so they can finally kill Voldemort himself. This all culminates in a epic, final battle between Harry and Voldemort where it is finally decided who is victorious. Gryfindor or Slytherin, good or evil, Harry or Voldemort.
The director of the film, David Yates, took quite a few artistic freedoms with the story and any hardened Harry Potter fan will be able to point them out in a heart beat. However, the changes that he makes, end up making the movie a richer experience for those who are watching as they explain better some of the major plot points.
The acting in this movie was spectacular. The actors really stepped up their game from some of the previous installments where it felt like they were just coasting along, using the name they've already made for themselves, and the series, in previous installments. That, however, changed in this installment. It felt like all the actors brought their A game for the movie and really made it one of the most memorable and commercially successful movies of the past decade.
The special effects of this movie were also quite the sight to behold. From breath taking explosions to panoramic views of the English country side and fighting scenes that looked all to real. The special effects were truly something special and hopefully something we'll see again in a movie sometime soon.
This movie was a overall great experience both for hardened fans and casual watchers alike. It sticks true to the story when needed and only made deviations from the story if it will enrich the experience for those watching. It was a great movie that I would love to watch again.