Number of Times Seen – 2 (18 Nov 2010 and 14 Apr 2015)
Brief Synopsis – Harry, Ron and Hermoine go on a quest to find and destroy the remaining Horcuxes while also discovering the existence of 3 very powerful objects that Voldemort is trying to possess.
My Take on it – Usually, decisions about movies are made purely for financial reasons and the craft feels as if it always loses out.
In this case, I think it was a smart and prudent decision to split the final HP movie into two parts because unlike in many of the other installments, it would be very difficult to decide what to cut in order to make it a reasonable length, so to keep it at 4.5 hours but in two parts, was the right decision to make (I’m sure there were also financial reasons for this, but can’t a guy dream a bit) 🙂
Even with the expanded length, they get a lot of the exposition in, but still some important parts are still cut, but we can’t expect it all, can we???
This movie gets the tone right following the events of the end of the last movie and we can see that we are moving rapidly towards a conclusion that will never made everyone happy regardless.
My favorite character Dobby returns in this movie after being absent in the last 4 movies (despite being in every one of those 4 books) and his return is great.
I liked how this movie focused so much on the trio of Harry, Ron and Hermoine and we got to finally feel the closeness of their freindship and see how the events of the past 6 years have made them so tight and close that they know they can always depend on one another. They have all grown so much since we first met them.
Bottom Line – Finally they made the right decision to split up a book into two movies in order to not lose a lot of the exposition (yeah, it still isn’t all here anyway). The beginning of the culmination of everything that has happened in the movies and books and it plays out so well. Glad to see Dobby’s return. Nice to have The trio on their own trying to figure it all out. They have grown so much since the beginning. Highly recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Jason Isaacs originally considered not returning for this film, fearing that his character’s arrest and imprisonment at the end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) would mean very little if any screen time in the finale. Upon meeting J.K. Rowling, he begged to be let out of prison. She told him “You’re out. Chapter one.” This immediately convinced him to sign on for the film. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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