The “Boy Who Lived,” or the boy who died? At last, the second-part finale of the famed Harry Potter novels, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, finishes the series with its final, majestic spell.
With time drawing near to the final confrontation, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is trapped within a warring society, imprisoned within the confines of his own destiny in a war he cannot fight alone. His only hope for justice lies in destroying the horcruxes, which secure the immortality of Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). However, at every corner comes deceit, and, when knowledge is questioned and the truth is revealed, Potter’s life spins into the insanity of the battlefield. Nowhere is safe.
This Harry Potter film is riveting, relentlessly plunging through uncertainty with smooth accuracy, flawlessly transitioning between scenes. With beautiful imagery and pronounced 3D effects, the movie allows us to fully appreciate the beauty and malice that come at the expense of magic itself, while distinctly maintaining and capturing the dark essence of the magical abyss. The film’s attempt at 3D is executed superbly, giving life to the magic on screen and adding realism in the final battle between good and evil.†
As well, the film itself captures the severity of the war through the masterful enhancing of the Hogwarts set to a war-torn, ravaged castle. The castle’s destruction is hauntingly beautiful, provoking a powerful emotional response. Through this, Harry Potter is able to drive the war to an entirely different emotional level, producing a mood that is deadly and nerve-wracking
The acting is phenomenal. Pushed to this dramatic climax of the series, the actors plunge through scene after scene, executing performances that are sharp and emotionally engaging. As well, the companionship depicted through the acting displays precision and mastery of emotions and character, remaining faithful to the novel and to previous films.
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe)† himself exhibits a heroism that is touching, maintaining the character’s reputation for integrity and honour. Through pain and sorrow, Radcliffe powerfully conveys Potter’s anguish, pain, and the maturity gained from death and life in his struggle to attain freedom and peace from evil’s apocalyptic grasp.†
Impressively conducted music that was enchanting and gripping flowed throughout the movie. Delivered in nothing short of excellence, the musical score excels in creating fear, never failing to capture the unyielding emotions of humanity through intense dynamics.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 proved to be an enjoyable and thrilling film, concluding the world-renowned series with a magical triumph.