Posted on 7/18/11 07:15 PM
Absolute Perfection!!!! This is a fantastic way to end a series. Those of you who are my age. I can take it that you have grown up with these movies as I have, and I'm sure that you can remember the first time you saw Platform 9 and 3/4, or when you saw Harry's first Quidditch game, or how frightened you must have been when you first saw HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED (Voldemort). I know of some people who refuse to see the movie series that they have grown up with disappear, so they refuse to see the final film. I just want all of you reader's to know that I'm not just speaking for this film as a fan because I am a fan, but I want to speak to you as a critic. I want all of you to know that this film is truly a masterpiece that deserves a lot of recognition. It is the best film in the series, and I'm not just saying that, I love all of the films but this one is particularly grabbing. This film takes off where the last one left off, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) must break into Gringotts to retrieve a Horcrux, one of the remaining pieces of Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) soul. The film then escalates into the final battle for Hogwarts, friends die and characters are tested. but when it comes down to it the film is so breathtakingly beautiful on all levels, that we wonder how everything will turn out. Most of the people will whine and cry that the ending battle is different from the one in the book but I say that it is truly better than the book. The Resurrection Stone scene is a scene that started to leave me in tears, along with the epilogue which will shake any hardcore Harry potter fan. What I have to give praise for is for Alan Rickman who shows a side of Snape that we read in the book but portrayed it better than what was written in the book without emasculating Snape's character, He portrays it with such a breath taking elegance that it will leave you in tears. Alan Rickman BETTER get an Oscar Nomination for this performance. And I will also say that the film BETTER get a Best Picture nomination. This film will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make you scared, and it will make you watch in amazement, and in the end it will make you reflect on all the times that you have shared in the life of a boy named Harry Potter. **** out of **** Beautiful.