Michael's Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
A satisfactory conclusion to the Harry Potter film series.
What Part I lacked in action (a problem inherited from that part of the book), Part II more than makes up for. More importantly, it does so without sacrificing too much of the story (although it would be impossible to fit all of the information from the book into the film, of course).
Most notable is the development of the characters, especially that of Hermione Granger. Outspoken and opinionated to the point of almost forcing the other characters to take action according to her will in previous films, Hermione stakes a step way back in this film. In fact, there were moments where I actually overlooked her presence in a scene. This much needed growth in her own character's development also allowed the characters of Ron and Harry to step forward and take charge of their own actions and decisions, driving their own characters' growths into adulthood.