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Finally we come the end of the critically well recieved "Harry Potter" franchise. It doesn't seem 10 years ago that we looked upon Hogwarts for the first time and knew we would have so many enjoyable years with 3 very talented actors who i'm sure will have long careers ahead.
Beginning with a recap of where the second left off, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue there mission leading into the wizarding bank and finally a large scale battle at Hogwarts school.
The best thing about this film is David Yates directing, the way he manged to pull off slow-motion, wide angle and uncomfortable close ups shots made for a "Harry Potter" movie that just felt beyond what it was visually capable of and made every big moment all the more bigger. Seeing Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Voldermort (Ralph Fiennes) interact and fight it out with each other is beyond doubt one of the series highlights for the past couple installments.
Aside from that, when there back in Hogwarts everything kicks off, old friends are reacquainted, special effect laden spells fill the skies and hallways and the final revalations discovered towards the end of the movie (without doubt a stunning performance from Alan Rickman), all building up to the final minutes where Harry's Wizarding life all began is just extremely satisfying.
Final Verdict: Without doubt the most satisfying, stunning conclusion to one of cinema's most well recieved franchises of all time, A very big thank you to the talented people who have worked on these movies and entertained me for the past 10 years.
Upon hearing of a 2 Part Finale as well as the conversion to 3-D, your instant thought or at least mine and many other people were "Is it really neccesary?".
Well luckily for us they couldn't convert it in 3-D in time for it's release date and to be honest i'm all up for a two-parter as long as the get every bit in and send an incredibly well-recieved series off.
It was a bold move and after watching "Part 2" a few weeks ago it was also a smart one.
The only thing i can say wrong about "Part 1" is the pacing, it's incredibly slow and where it ends didn't really bother me but i guess it just felt that the first part would be crippled by how much they would get done in the second.
Another thing which bothered me was that virtually out of nowhere dance that happens between Harry and Hermione, it's not bad or worth anything of a critical backlash it's just awkward for us and by the end the two characters.
But aside from that it was really good, the trio are not going back to Hogwarts and instead on a private mission to defeat Voldermort once and for all. tensions arise between the three in all kinds of various landscapes as well as the head of bureacracy of wizards itself.
Final Verdict: The Acting is good, by this point it was so good to see that the final newcomers to the series would and had to be Bill Nighy and Rhys Ifans, Sadly though this was also the time to be saying goodbye to Harry and his friends as the Finale would not even give you the time to do so.
After how destroyed i thought "Order of the Phoenix" was, I had my doubts on seeing this one.
This book is very important as it reveals Voldermort's past and how things have esculated to this point in the series.
Then frustratingly "The Sun" Newspaper released an article revealing how many people actually hated this movie in a special advanced screening, missing out about 3/4 of those all special flashbacks.
Needless to say i went to see the movie anyway and while i admit it was incredibly stupid not to get all those flashbacks in, David Yates redeem's himself from a lackluster start and pushed the franchise well into the deep end.
Dark and Serpia lit, everything just feels more threatening, the once street-filled lanes of Diagon Alley are now empty and gloomy, and a secret assailant looms around the corridors of Hogwarts...
Finally we are introduced to Professor Slughorn played by the always wonderful Jim Broadbent, and the friendship of Dumbledore and Harry is really tested to it's limits in the first of many grizzly challenges to come.
Final Verdict: Finally the series is back on track, and when this film is good, it's really good.
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is the biggest book in the series, yet the shortest film, anyone who has read my review of the last installments knows that i was impressed so much i finally picked up the books.
Reading what was going to be in the 5th installment i got so excitied to what it was gonna look like in it's film counterpart: The Hospital Scene, the many Strange rooms of the Ministry of Magic, Could not wait.
Then I'm frustrated to hear that i'm gonna have to wait for 2 years , but in all fairness it's a large book and if the extra time is gonna give me more bang for my buck so be it.
I was so damn dissapointed.
How did they f*ck this up so bad?, i know you can't have everything and it's very hard work but this wasn't even an attempt to even mention parts of the book, Hell that huge important total series-changing discussion between Harry and Dumbledore was so watered down it might as well have just been left out.
One thing that works is Imelda Staunton's insane performance of Dolores Umbridge, that evil bitch in the book was executed so perfectly.
Final Verdict: David Yates's take had really dissapointed me, dreading upon hearing that he would be taking on the rest of the series, it's good to know that around the corner he would give the series a better touch.
Now this where the series really took hold of me both in the books and film.
Starting off really really creepy, we are then wisked off to the vibrant Quidditch World Cup then suddenly Death Eaters strike, proving that no where is safe in the wizarding world
Essentially "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" is a dark/highschool/sports movie, the Tri-Wizard Tornament is upon Hogwarts meaning that foreign students are also joining the school and the tradition of the Yule Ball.
Everything looks stunning, every competition takes a phobia and makes it so tense it questions all senses, Harry especially for not only does he have to deal with premonitions, but also life and death (Against the Dragon), compassion and selflessness (In the Waters) and right and wrong (In the Maze).
And finally the ressurection of Voldermort, me walking into the movie and not having any prior knowledge how events would turn i was surprised to finally see everything not tidy and happily wrapped up, the first time the future of Harry's life looked uncertain.
Cedirc Diggory is added to the mix and to be honest i really enjoyed Robert Pattison's performance, not knowing that he would eventually be "Edward Cullen" i still enjoy the actor (It is reported that Robert hates the Edward Character, finally some sense from that Vampire cast), Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody was brilliant fun, and let's face it Ralph Fiennes plays a chilling Voldermort.
Final Verdict: "Everything is about to change", the films original Tagline lives to it's statement and so much more, I give it a 10/10 for finally capturing my interest in the Novels.