Monday, July 18, 2011

Potter's Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Is 'Fittingly Epic'


By Myah Guild
Junior Reporter
Youth Journalism International
DUNSTABLE, Bedfordshire, England – One of the most eagerly anticipated dates of the year, Friday July 15 marked the end of an era as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final film in the Harry Potter franchise, was released in Britain.
The books had captured the imaginations of readers worldwide and the films were massively successful, captivating audiences of all ages, all over the world.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the last
installment in the series.
Directed by David Yates, the finale sees Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), continue in their quest to defeat Lord Voldemort once and for all.
The film also shows the ultimate battle at Hogwarts between good and evil forces, including the final battle between Harry and Voldemort.
The relationship between the three leads is as strong as ever and the viewers, especially those who have read the books, can see the remarkable change that the younger characters have undergone. The adventure is darker, the characters are wiser and, in some cases, the relationships go beyond that of friendship.  What is also striking is the progression of the series from the first movie – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – and the outstanding acting from some cast members, Radcliffe’s Potter, Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, and Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort.
The plotline is fittingly epic and the battle scenes do not disappoint. The whole scale of the final film eclipses that of its predecessors as everything – the score, the special effects, the plotline and the acting – are fantastically impressive.
The choice to split the films has obviously paid off as the features of the extremely intricate plot are able to be incorporated into the last film, making it more faithful to the final book.
It was always going to be a bittersweet ending as many fans are reluctant to accept the end of the series because, in many cases, they consider Harry Potter as a symbol of their childhood.
However, they can be reassured that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is an incredible achievement in every way, bringing a fitting conclusion to a much-loved franchise that has had a spectacular global effect.
Harry Potter has been a worldwide phenomenon and, though this final film signifies its official end, its legacy will undoubtedly endure for many years to come.

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