The journey all started when J.K. Rowling, the writer of the Harry Potter series, published the first installment of her marvelous tale of The Boy Who Lived, and went further and wrote six more classics. I’m afraid to say that the movies did not get the same appeal until the actual end. Manohla Dargis, a writer for the New York Times, brings this problem to light about the Harry Potter movie series. She says, “With only two or so hours of story time, the movies have been forced to sacrifice swaths of her material” (Dargis). Steve Kloves, the screenwriter for Harry’s last adventure, could have made the movie much better; instead, he overlooks some noteworthy details in Rowling’s work. Even if they did not catch it all on camera, Hornaday, a writer from the Washington Post, assures us “Harry Potter movie [‘s] … unfussy illustration of a story … will always be captured best in readers’ imaginations” (Hornaday). If one has read the books and watched the movies, I believe their perception of the movie will be better and know the true beginning and ending of this well told saga of witchcraft and wizardry.
Nonetheless, Harry Potter goes out with a flamboyant finish in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow Part Two. This long eventful movie filled with thrilling actors, amazing battles, and brilliant camera angles, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two shines with glorious battles, drama, and romance. It has been ten years, and I have seen the movies (I have also read the series) grow and develop over these eight installments of the Harry Potter series. The franchise is not the only thing that has grown the actors have, too. This last movie shows some careful detail and has more effects that will leave the viewer’s, wondering “I…
…owling’s last book of Harry Potter as it so rightfully needs to be shown, in a powerful, magical finish.
Dargis, Manohla. “Class Dismissed.” New York Times [New York City] 15 July 2011, New York ed., Section C sec.: C1. Print.
Ebert, Roger. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: Rogerebert.com: Reviews.” Rogerebert.com: Movie Reviews, Essays and the Movie Answer Man from Film Critic Roger Ebert. 13 July 2011. Web. 02 Feb. 2012.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two. Dir. David Yates. Screenplay by Steve Kloves. By Joanne K. Rowling. Perf. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2011. Film.
Hornaday, Ann. “Critic Review for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 on Washingtonpost.com.” Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis. 13 July 2011. Web. 02 Feb. 2012.