Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2-Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is one of the best films of the Harry Potter trilogy and a perfect conclusion to the franchise that began 10 years before it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the most powerful film of the series and the best film of David Yates. The film serves as the final chapter and epilogue to the longstanding series and a final bout for the cast that grew up together.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 picks up right after Part 1 and ties together every plot point, every major character and every emotional beat as Harry Potter launches the final hurdle against Voldemort.

The excellent directing, brilliant score and amazing screenplay help create one of the greatest franchise closers in cinematic history. The cast of this franchise can not be understated. It is both visually and metaphorically important that the cast of Harry Potter has been largely the same. The same cast of children cast to play these characters ten years ago bring out their absolute best in their final bout as their respective characters.

The film carries incredibly powerful emotional moments that automatically become some of the best in the franchise. Payoffs years in the making are fulfilled and fans, both casual and hardcore, are treated to some of the best action scenes of the series. A scene in particular that will forever resonate with me is Snape’s final memory. Combining Alan Rickman’s impeccable acting with an emotional score and editing brought a sequence that not only fulfilled Snape’s character arc but also ties together ten years of storytelling.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is excellent. That excellence carries through the entire cast, the director, the score, the cinematography and it’s own legacy. The film ties together 8 films in ten years and does a masterful job in living up to the hype and pressure a finale like this warrants. In short, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a masterpiece film in a masterpiece franchise.

5/5