Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Children, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||December - Comedy/Family, Pay-per-view|
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
|Run time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Dec 2011|
By Andy Gibbons from LOVEFiLM
As we big farewell to Harry and Co, Deathly Hallow Part 2 delivers an exciting and worthy conclusion.
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A brilliant end to a fantastic franchise!By TanujDua (6 reviews) from Oxford/Nottingham, England , 09 Jul 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I quite luckily got the chance to see this at an early screening on July 7th.
First impressions after the film? Brilliant.
Director David Yates, who also directed the 5th, 6th and 7th films is back to direct the final. This pleases me because these 3 films are my personal favourites out of the 7 that have came out first so I think its fair to say that I was expecting big things from this. Im very pleased to say that hes pulled it off ending the series in a fast paced, well written Part 2.
The film (in case youre wondering) picks up straight after where Part 1 ended, Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has the most powerful wand in his possession and hes finally ready succeed in what he tried to do over 15 years ago. He finally has the power to kill Harry Potter.
I wont go into much more detail in what happens as most people will have read the book and I dont want to drop spoilers! Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) need to seek out and destroy Voldemorts remaining Horcruxes. This is the only way they have a chance of stopping He Who Must Not Be Named. Their final journey takes them to places we may have not seen recently or remembered, places such as Gringotts Bank in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. Along the way they encounter a variety of creatures, both friend and foe from dragons to spiders, death eaters to old friends and of course, the Dark Lord himself. Will Voldemort succeed? Or will good trump evil? For those who havent read the book, this is your chance to find out.
What I especially love about this film and Part 1 is the direction in which theyve taken, adding more cheesy lines and (for example in Part 1) that dance sequence. I feel that these small touches bring the films closer to our hearts and help us to connect with the film a lot easier. Sure they leave out a lot of information that the books provide, but thats the same with all film adaptations! Theyve got the main story down and where theyve deviated from it it has been for the best. Not everything written down on paper will translate into visually appealing footage.
Part 1 to me also felt unfinished (well it was only half the book I suppose!) but I mean in the way that it was long and never seemed to climax, sure at the end of Part 1 Voldemort gets his wand and leaves it on a big cliffhanger. Part 2 definitely adds the rest of that epicness that so many other films have towards the end. Its full of action! I definitely believe that both Part 1 and 2 are best viewed with a short as possible gap in between. Otherwise its like watching the first disc from one of the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings and not watching second disc for another 6 months!
Visually the film is stunning from an effects point of view. From the trailer alone you can see that this film has quite a lot of action in it, crumbling buildings, hundreds of spells and lots of fire. Everything looks great, from the wand duals to the dragons it all is fantastic. Also this time around it is being showed in 3D and is the first (and [probably] last!) potter film to be shown in this way. Now I was very sceptical about this, especially since they announced that the films (originally both parts) would be converted from 2D to 3D instead of being natively filmed in 3D. I believe that what they should have done was what they did with Part 1, scrap the 3D. Im going to say that its not great, at times its pretty good, but never great. For the most part its okay. Im going to compare it with the last blockbuster film to come out in 3D, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The 3D effect is not even close to looking as good as what that film (shot in 3D) had. So Im going to tell you now, 2D is the best dimension to watch this film in. If you still want to see it in 3D by all means do, the 3D doesnt take away anything from the film, but it doesnt add much.
I will end by saying that I definitely recommend this film for everyone, especially Potter fans. The ending that many thought could easily be done wrongly has been done right. Then when you think of Part 1 and 2 as the same film I believe that they are easily the best Potter films. This truly is a fitting ending for the boy who lived.
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Amazing, but more dramatic Voldemort death please!By a customer , 01 Aug 2013I suppose I've always been a bit biased to the Harry Potter films. I'm a nerd, I've read them all at least six times and I can't count how many times I've watched the films. I even get annoyed when the internet gets a Grindylow mixed up with a Redcap (yep, that's how weird I am). I'm not being biased about his film though. This was truly a spectacular finale that cannot be topped. I found that all the acting was great, especially from Rupert Grint. Each and every one of the actors expresses and understands the feelings of the characters. They use their pain, hope, sadness and desperation to create one final heart-stopping film. The final film in the series is probably the most violent. The sight of Voldemort no longer scares or disturbs people, since they have grown accustomed to his presence in the films. I would not however recommend this film for younger audiences. If they have already seen the other films then it is understandable as to why they want to see it, but you should wait and buy the DVD rather then see it in cinemas. This is because the surround sound and large pictures at the cinema can be a bit frightening at times. Then why did I give it four and a half stars? Why not five? The reason is because I still do not think that the death of Voldemort is dramatic enough. It is much better than in the book, which, I'm sorry to say is absolutely pathetic, but I still do not think that it has that WOW factor. I was expecting a huge, slow motion death scene, but no. He simply peels apart as though he has sun burn. Despite the disappointing ending, this film is still one of those rare few that will go down in history as a phenomenon. Do not be put off seeing this film because, whatever bad points there are to it, the good always out rule it by a mile.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2By LovePeterKay (3 reviews) , 16 Jul 2013Fantastic ending to the Harry Potter saga. What will we do now? Will be watching the whole eight movies again and again.
Harrowing Potterings - The End - Yay!By JHBErrol (17 reviews) , 04 Jun 2013I did enjoy the Harry Potter movies but I'm actually relieved I don't have to sit through any more two-part instalments of this series. I believe every film should have a proper ending and not leave the viewer empty-handed waiting for the finale. The long wait for the conclusion to these long tales irritates me. Plus, the grand finale was actually a bit of a let down. We've seen all these flashing lights before. It's all smoke and mirrors.
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TOTALLY AMAZBALLSBy a customer , 09 May 2013I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT 5 STAR!!!!!!! This is an INCREDIBLE end to the Harry Potter saga! I was amazed when I watched the film and I love the books just as much!!!! :)
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A phenomenal work of geniusBy Miss-Daydreamer (4 reviews) , 20 Feb 2013A phenomenal finale to the Harry Potter films and not at all, a disappointment compared to the books. Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry Potter perfectly in this film- Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, too. A must-see for those who have read or seen the Harry Potter books/films. Amazing graphics and sound that hooks the viewer and allows them to get lost in the epic battle at the end, between Voldemort and Harry. Overall, amazing and utterly phenomenal. Recommended for anyone who loves a bit of magic.