May The Harry Potter Saga Rest In Peace
by: Dolly Grip - Movie Critic
For 10 years, we've been impatiently waiting for the Harry Potter story to play out on screen. We've shelled out dollar after dollar to see who will die, Harry or Lord Voldemort. With the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 the nail is officially in the coffin.
Part 2 was more action-packed than Part 1. There were tons of scenes with wizards dueling, a dragon flying, a cart whizzing through the innards of Gringotts, and the continued destruction of the Dark Lord's souls.
The acting was fine, as usual, though when the movie flashed forward 19 years, the actors looked more like they were in a Hogwart's school play than having aged nearly 20 years.
Regardless, I've never had a beef with the actors out-aging their roles. I suspended my belief because I like the idea that the main actors, sans Dumbledore, have been there since the start.
The problem I had with Deathly Hallows Part 2 was the same problem I've had since Goblet of Fire, the story's too rushed.
For Deathly Hallows Part 2 there were dozens of "by the way" moments. By the way, Snape was in love with your mother. By the way, you're a Horcrux. By the way, Dumbledore's been leading you to slaughter. By the way, the Elder Wand doesn't work for Voldemort. By the way, it works for you. By the way, Ginny loves you. By the way, there's a random werewolf named Greyback that's never really been discussed eating Lavender Brown. The list goes on.
I didn't really mind the "by the way" moments though because I was glad that this money-suck was finally wrapping up. Uh, huh the Goblin's going to throw you under the bus. Yup, go back to Hogwarts. Show me the resurrection stone. Perfect. Hermoine kiss Ron. Weird. Alright, Neville way to go! Okay, there's Harry and Ginny's kids. Don't forget to get that popcorn bucket on your way out.
I did find three things curious about the movie. 1. Voldemort suddenly had a PA system in everyone's mind; 2. Harry talked to Sirius before his dad; and 3. Did Harry die or what?
I didn't like Harry's death/resurrection scene in the book, so that last critique wasn't for the filmmakers. Personally, I think J.K. Rowling should have killed Harry, but that's for another review.
All in all, it's over, at least for now. Harry did drop the resurrection stone in the Forbidden Forrest and, at the end, his son, Albus Severus was getting on the Hogwart's Express. Who knows? There might be a Harry Potter 9 in the works. Wouldn't that be just Riddikulus?