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The Epic Conclusion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two

Written on July 18, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 hits the big screen last week, and All We Like is sharing its opinion on the epic movie. Warning: You might see some spoilers.

and the started where it’s previous part left off. With ’s (Ralph Fiennes) acquisition of the Elder Wand, waving it up and conjuring a bright light, it only means one thing — the dark times are soon to come. However, for Potterheads like yours truly, it means that the end is near.

While other watchers complained before that the first part of the Deathly Hallows was too bright, I believe that this movie is the other way around. It was dark, literally and figuratively. Most of the scenes happened in a night or dark time, epitomizing fear of the Dark Lord at its best. On my part, the movie makes me somber and quite nostalgic, as the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 will be the last movie installment.

My personal emotion aside, I really believe that the musical score brings out the best in the movie. ’s score emphasizes on the emotions emanating from each scenes. That said, it’s no wonder why my heart thumped when (Alan Rickman) summoned the students at the great hall, why some cried when found Lily Potter’s (Geraldine Sommerville) dead body, and why viewers were not able to breathe during the battle in Hogwarts.

Speaking of the battle scene, the moving statues were the best way to show Harry Potter fans how great the visual effects were. You’ll really see a statue falling to the floor, kneeling on his one knee, and looks up at you like a real warrior. They were not a bunch of obviously computer-generated 3D characters added in the movie. From the warriors, to the protective shield around Hogwarts, the sparks in the sky as the Death Eaters’ attempt to dismantle it, the trolls, the battle scene itself, the exchanges of spells from each other’s wands… All of them shows great visual effects, making you feel that you are part a movie set in a magical world.

Moreover, the lighting has something to do with the movie too. While the whole story is supposed to be dark, enough illumination was shed to show scenes that needs or contains uplifting. For instance, the kissing scene between (Rupert Grint) and (Emma Watson), and Severus Snape’s tear jerking part with the dead Lily Potter. I also liked how the light works during Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) and Severus Snape’s conversation with regards to Harry Potter’s death. It’s like showing that Severus Snape has a good side too, and that he secretly cares for the boy who lives.

And while some readers were disappointed on how Voldemort’s death was narrated on the book, I think that the movie gave that particular part justice. The Dark Lord did not just die. He slowly turns to ashes after Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) successfully disarmed the Elder Wand from him — a dramatic ending.

Personally, I think the only drawback of the movie is that the battle could show some more. There is more action to it than that, since the scene was so great without akin too much to Transformers. Furthermore, the epilogue scene where Harry was embracing Albus Severus (Arthur Bowen) does not show any father-and-son connection at all. I just don’t feel it! However, I like how Daniel Radcliffe delivered his line to his son. It’s like he’s so mature, that he’s sharing his words of wisdom to a young boy with quiff bangs while he looks like Hugh Jackman.

In general, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 is indeed an epic conclusion with its superb visual effects and musical score. And I recommend that you watch in on 3D — that is if you haven’t watched it yet.


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