Watching this film, two things went through my mind. The first was that, in terms of dark overtones and the aging of the series, this film finally shows how it needs to be, thus putting Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix rightfully to shame. With that film, it went from darkness entering to series to just plain dark. But then restored some light with Half Blood Prince. Now the series has maturely aged into the darkness that this film is. The second thing that went through my mind was the same feeling I had when I first saw Kill Bill Vol. 1. The reason for that, other then this being the penultimate edition to the series, is due to how the film felt. Now, in terms of action, that is not what I am hinting at. It is just the feel that we are being teased and the great payoff will be coming up next. Now, with me watching this film, my overall reaction was just that: It done itâ(TM)s job by wetting our taste buds. Plus, it does the one thing that I have been wanting this entire film series to do: showcase the acting of the three main actors and show us how they have grown over the years. Now, are they able to pull that off? Well, letâ(TM)s see. First off though, we need to talk about direction. Ever sense his debut with O.o.P., I will admit that David Yates is now showing his talent for being behind the camera with this film. One thing, according to one director, that is hard to do would be filming for about an hour a card game (like War) and make it interesting. Due to most of this film taking place with them camping with them going to some locations here and there, it would be difficult to keep peopleâ(TM)s attention for even the longest of times. But, Yates shows he can direct a film to keep our attention and he deserves acclaim for this. He does not have the pacing go fast, but he does not have it slow. Besides, anyone that can make a film where we have our three main characters in a tent hunting small objects and make THAT interesting needs to have some talent. Now the acting. Due to this being a showcase of the talent of our three main kids (now adults), I will not waste your time by going into detail with each of them, but I will say this at least: They all shown that, in terms of talent and maturity, that they have grown. Seeing their chemistry together, and the way how Emma Watson (Hermonie) makes her character strong and tough plus focuses when Ron (Rupert Grint) leaves them to go out on his own. Yeah, that is what we need more in films: Strong female characters. And that is exactly what Emma Watson is in this film. Next the script. Taking the final book, and splitting it into two separate films, is the best thing this entire series as ever done. Now, the reason why is simple: there is so much development with the characters plus a crap load of revelations that have to be addressed that one film (unless it was going to be four hours long) would not be enough. So, this film is mostly just the exposition. But, what exposition it is! This shows exactly how I like to see a film: you get the plot, but it builds on itself, expanding what we know. It does not just support the plot. Too many films do that, but Steve Kloves just writes the screenplay that it expands on itself. Now, I know that this is an adaptation of a novel, but making the plot weak and not have it expanded can happen in an adaptation. But, luckily Kloves does this with justice. Finally the score. By now with the series, I just forget about the score. With the exception of Prisoner Of Azkaban, the score has always been the same and, for me, it is just not worth even talking about it. Overall, this is the best way to start off the finally, and the ending will leave you in tears. Bring tissues.