Monday, November 7, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1 & 2 ) - The Finale

The TWO most anticipated films for the years 2010 and 2011; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, wraps up the seven books on the young and brave sorcerer by J.K Rowling.

The exciting Finale of the books were split into two separate movies; with Part 1 making its debut in 2010 followed by the sequel in 2011.
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Part 1 picks up from the movie's prequel, and continued from Harry's quest to uncover the hidden horcruxes to vanquish the powerful Dark Lord, Voldemort.
The pace of the movie was slow, and featured a lot of flashbacks from the first six prequels of the movie as Harry recalled the memories of his own parents, of the deceased noble headmaster, Dumbledore, and his godfather, Sirius Black while the rest of the Order assisted him in hiding from the dark forces.
The atmosphere in this First part was rather moody, and it may take time for one to pick up the bits and pieces from the previous movie, and at the same time, recalling the story from the book.

The movie ended with a cliffhanger, giving away to the excitement and unraveling of the mystery in the upcoming sequel.
To be honest, one could only feel excited towards the end of this movie as you realize that most of the action are planned for the Part 2, or the grand finale.

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Part 2 started with Harry's journey to search for the remaining of the Horcruxes to destroy the Dark Lord, and at the same time, dodging the attacks of the forces.
However, situation calls for Harry and his friends to brave themselves to make their way into the Gringotts with the help of a goblin who betrayed them.

Harry embarked on a dangerous journey back to Hogwarts, with Hermione and Ron, to uncover the remaining Horcruxes which were believed to be hidden inside the school of wizardry itself.
The duel began between the good and evil as Voldemort raced towards Hogwarts upon learning of Harry's presence in the school and after Snape lost his position as the headmaster of Hogwarts.

Harry soon learnt about the truth behind Snape's betrayal and Dumbledore's death, and with the death of teachers, friends and school mates surrounding him, he mustered up his courage to challenge and meet Voldemort in a final duel, after destroying most of the Horcruxes.

The only ones left were in Nagini; Voldemort's pet snake and also Harry himself.

Without a doubt, the outcome was of course the good triumphed over evil, as usual with most magical and fantasy movies, but Part 2 was an exciting mix of suspense and thrill, along with the twists and turns of the story; as excellently spun by the creative author.

It is no surprise that I enjoyed the Part 2 more than its prequel!

A word of caution from me though; it may be better to have read the book before you watch the movie; particularly this finale as you may not have an idea about the whole movie.
It may be entertaining, yes, if you just watch it as a movie, but then the whole story would be a waste if it was not made known prior to the movie.

If you ask me, I would prefer the book anytime compared to the movie, as I have always loved reading books and movie adaptation from books were never that good as compared to the original storyline.
A great finale and a marvelous end to the wizard's epic!

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