The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever.
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My dad and I both agree it's boring,innapropiate(I'll talk about the innapropriateness later) and too darn long. I'm used to 135 minutes of boring screenplay, but 145 is tedious. I'll admit when I left the theater, I did love the movie. But still, none of it takes place at hogwarts. It's innapropriate because of the sex scene. It is (sadly) just an illusion set up by the hocrux to distract Ron, but still. My main problem is it's too long. It's like "Titanic." 2 hours into the movie your like 'Just sink already.Stupid boat.' But it takes too long to get to the point. So it deserves 3 stars.
Am I the only one to say it's okay? I hated the 3D effects. When I was waiting to get tickets,I looked in an auditorioum playing the same movie in 3D, I was amazed. Although when it got to the exact same scene in the one I was seeing, the effects were ruined and I felt like I was wearing stupid glasses while seeing a 2D movie. The 3D version was so bad,my mom never wants to see a 3D movie again (Thanks a lot 3D devoloping jerks.) As for the movie itself,I was...pleased. The acting was okay but nevile longbottom did more hero-like acts than Harry. So over all,I give it 3 stars.
In this potter movie it seemed it didn't live up to the book as I had read it before hand. David Yates seemed to put in all action moments and hardly any emotion at all. If you have not seen the eighth harry potter movie then I would recommend you do not see it in IMAX 3D as the characters were blurred and hardly any of the action scenes came out of the screen at all.
And Nevile Longbottom seemed to do more than Harry Potter, the main character.
In conclusion, the movie and it's 3D does not live up to reviews and news you have probably seen somewhere.
Even though this was, in my opinion, the worst harry potter movie. I will be sad to see the series go...
Alan Rickman has been great throughout all 8 movies. Ever since the first movie, I knew that he is definitely one of the best actor in the HP series and that Snape is a very interesting and influential character. I think Rickman did a very good job in potraying Snape's character and that HP series will not became what we came to love without his outstanding contributions. Also, ever since the 7th book came out and we knew that Snape is in fact on Harry's side, I had always wondered how Rickman would convey the depth of the emotions and love and hurt that was potrayed in the book. And the result is he definitely exceeded my expectations by far and beyond. The scene where he said "but it's her son" was just heart-wrenching. When he hugged Lily was just really sad and filled with pain. Rickman delivered all the emotions, the pain, the hurt, the love, all of it in the best way possible and the audience can actually feel it. I think it's the best accomplishment an actor can have - when the audience feel the emotions of the character he/she played. And for that, here's to Rickman for an amazing job well done.
It’s over; no more Harry Potter movies are coming to a theater near you. It has been over ten years and that entire time we were able to have a fantastic cast assemble that played all the main roles without change (with the exception of the death of Richard Harris). It has been a great ride for many fans and also a somewhat disappointing one for the novels purists. With this book end to the young wizard’s franchise, the audience is treated to a fun-filled, action packed finale.
The movie starts where the last one ended, at Dobby’s funeral. Then Harry decides that he must question the old wandmaker about the Deathly Hallows and Griphook the goblin about getting the next Horcrux. They then start the next adventure breaking into the unbreakable Gringotts bank to get the next Horcrux thanks to Griphook’s help. After a double cross by the goblin and a close getaway on a dragon, the three main characters must then get back to Hogwarts to get the final Horcrux and the only means of destroying all Horcruxes. As they do, Voldemort knows what they are doing and is none too excited about it. Now it is time for his big attack on the school to get to Harry. So it bounces back and forth from then on, battle, exposition, battle, exposition…
I did not like these films when the first two came out. I saw it with a friend both times who was very into the books. The first one I thought was all right, while I really didn’t like the second one. I somewhat liked the third, but it wasn’t until the fourth that it finally clicked for me. I saw it for what it was, a story about loyalty in friendship, uncompromising good versus ultimate evil and putting others before yourself. It was then that I started to like the movies, it was also then that I started to the books, only to find myself fly through them one after the other. So I may not have started out as a Harry Potter fan, but I ended up one and am sad to see this franchise end with this film.
What a great way to end this franchise. It was almost perfect in its execution, splitting up action and needed scenes of explanation to bring together a rather fast paced film. This last film seemed to hit all the right notes it needed to in bringing about emotion in the viewer, whether it be sadness, nostalgia, exhilaration, or whatever. Be warned though, this is not a movie for kids anymore. It is very violent and showed certain things that would make younger kids a little uncomfortable.
The themes that have made this such a popular franchise are simple ones; heroism, sacrifice, friendship and loyalty. These all shine through the screen up until the credits role, whether it is Neville Longbottom’s unwavering heroism or commitment to his friends to Harry Potter’s willingness to sacrifice himself when called to do so. Harry Potter never really reaches those themes that were so intensely put forth in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it tries and it does work well. I love being able to see these themes strongly portrayed in an industry that usually likes to present relativism and other horrible themes as ones that should be sought.
The acting was all fantastic as well. Warwick Davis does a great job as Griphook. He is great; playing a conniving goblin who betrays Harry Potter after Harry has treated him as an equal. It was good to see that he was able to let loose some acting chops rather than just be a spectacle. Daniel Radcliffe, Rubert Grint and Emma Watson all did fantastic jobs creating characters that will be fondly remembered for years to come. Ralph Fiennes does a fantastic job playing a villain that shows fear amidst his plans falling apart and yet still brings the creepy. The hands down performance goes to Alan Rickman as he gives a heartfelt performance to Severus Snape and it is awesome to see. I can’t stress how much the casting for these films were practically pitch perfect. There were scenes of forced grandstanding speeches, but it does not take away from the film if you’re able to overlook them.
Since the very first film there have been many who have gripped about parts being left out of the book, which I understand to a point. Some have let it even make them hate most of the films. I didn’t like that they took out two of my favorite parts of the books, but I got over it. There are time constraints to films and that goes doubly so for films based on books with over 500 pages. You can only do so much, but it never should have taken away from the joy of the film I always thought. Jurassic Park the book had a better ending than the film, Fellowship of the Rings left out a much beloved character in Tom Bombadil, but these were still great films, the list goes on though. The point being, it had to be done and though I would have loved extended cuts like The Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson finally gave us, but it just wasn’t meant to be. I loved each one of these films and may dream of what could have been with the ignored scenes, but we got a great franchise nonetheless.