It's almost impossible for the convergence of good and evil to meet inflated expectations. What matters here is that the story is told clearly and with faithfulness to the book, and that it resolves a conflict that has simmered for a decade.
Wow, James is one of my favorite critics, so it's great seeing this type of praise from him. btw, I agree with his description of Daniel Radcliffe's/Harry Potter's transformation. It's funny looking back and seeing how small and skinny he was in the first film, and then seeing this one where he looks like an Indiana Jones-caliber action hero.
Jul 13 - 11:43 PM