Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the concluding part to the Harry Potter series, and my what an epic ending this is. With big effects, battles and even massive giants this Potter fails to disappoint and could be said to be the best in this series. I enjoyed this from start to finish and with it's smart parts along with it's good old spell binding parts, we see a film that I think might just get on to some peoples favourite film of all time list. I felt this film was solidly great, and here below is why I felt that about it.
The story is smart, or maybe a better way to describe it is to say that the franchise really comes to a close, and drags some shocks with it. The thing is you don't see them coming at all, it really makes you think and then when you try to predict the ending, you just end up failing(unless of course you have read the book). I liked the pace of it, it is fast and light on it's feet, even though it is very dark throughout, what I did feel was that maybe it could have been in more places, but I think the book is to maybe blame for that, doesn't affect this move badly at all though.
This is the last time we get to see our heroes of Gryffindor, the villains of Slytherin and Voldemort etc, and of Hogwarts, but Radcliffe really goes out on a bang, he manages to act this one out well and it is fitting that his best performance as Harry came down to the last one. I enjoyed the cast in this and even when things seem dire, they all seem to be able to laugh at times and even pop out a few one liners which are as thrilling as they are fun. With this it is hard to judge the acting as a lot it is just on our heroes of the film and everyone else seems to only talk a little, although as a combined performance, this is one the best in a franchise film.
Directed yet again well by David Yates, he was really putting his mark down with every Potter he made, he seems to be able to mix the special effects and acting well to create a film that isn't cringe to look at nor annoyingly over the top with effects, they seem almost real at times. The effects as said are brilliant, best of all the film and for good reason(which you will see around the middle of this film), they see, to just improve every film and even things such as fire seem to be more defined and almost as if the creators really set things on fire.
The only point of criticism I think this film could attain is the way it is set up with only Hogwarts really in the film and very little else, of course as you will see they have to be there but I couldn't help feel the halls get a little boring after a little while. To be fair though, Hogwarts is the definition of Potter magic and if we wouldn't have seen it, then I guess we would be very sad to see it go without a goodbye.
Potter series fans should like this the best out of all of them, it boats so much, now if you like the lightness the first two bring then you won't like this but if you just in general love anything Harry Potter, this should be your highest rated. If you don't like it so much, then still please, watch this one as it just is a great film, smart, active and doesn't die down until the very end as it seems the film doesn't want to slow down, if anything it wants to speed up in every new scenes, works well though.
Overall I give this a 8.3/10, it is Solidly a Great and Excellent film, not quite Superb but is definitely the best Potter by a little bit. It boats a lot of things that blockbusters need to be rated well, now the Potter series wouldn't be the same without this film, it brings a magical adventure to a close and you generally might end this with a slight tear in your eye or at least feel, especially if you were a child growing up with this, that a part of your childhood had just ended, just awesomely good stuff.