Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 : Movie Review

After ten years and eight movies, the cinematic adventures of Harry Potter have come to a conclusion. Parties will be held, tears will be shed, and Warner Brothers will rejoice that a franchise like this keeps giving long after the production costs have been absorbed. Future viewers may lose the anticipation of waiting months (or years) for the next installment but will gain the pleasure of being able to watch the entire story in one long chunk (a nineteen-and-one-half hour chunk, to be precise). The final installment of the Harry Potter franchise, bifurcated in order to avoid eliding readers' favorite scenes, brings the teen wizard's epic saga to a suitable end. If Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 was frustrating in its incompleteness, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 redeems the first part's meandering and wraps up the series in a manner that will engage fans and non-fans alike. Four hours and 37 minutes is too long for The Deathly Hallows as a whole, especially as it is constructed, but two hours and ten minutes is the perfect length for Part 2.

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Author : James Berardinelli