Saturday, July 30, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, 2011

Directed by David Yates
Written by Steve Kloves from the novel by J.K. Rowling
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Ralph Fiennes

As a culmination of the series, this is a good end; it doesn't really have an independent existence as its own film. It really is part 2 of a single film, so that, having seen Part 1 when it first came out, I was repeatedly confused about various facts of the story. This wasn't pervasive, but I did sometimes feel confused.

That issue aside, this is a decent movie, though I cannot imagine how anyone would see it just for itself. All the actors do a good job, though I found some of Voldemort's material towards the end seemed a little, say, insecure for someone as powerful as the Dark Lord. That said, Ralph Fiennes did as well as he could with the material, which is awfully good.

All in all, it's very well put together, though the look is a little dark and a little too monochromatic, as someone I know pointed out.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II at IMDB.

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