Sunday, 11 December 2011

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2- Blu Ray review

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2- Blu Ray review

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Rating: M
Released by Warner Home video

The final part of the final Harry Potter film is unleashed on the world - and with it, the end of a saga which has entranced a world and created a multi million dollar lifestyle for creator JK Rowling.

As you'll remember from the first part of the Deathly Hallows film, Harry, Hermione and Ron set out to find the Dark Lord's Horcruxes (a sort of magical object which gives Voldemort his power) and destroy them - in the hope that that will end this battle once and for all.

This film takes up right after the end of the last, with Dobby the elf despatched, the battle lines drawn and Harry aware the ultimate battle is nearing a final perhaps fatal end.
But as the fate and destiny of Voldemort and Harry Potter play out, the path leads back to Hogwarts and to a dark secret which will finally settle the score between the Wizarding world and the Muggle World...

Quite frankly, what a stunning, magical epic and emotionally rewarding end to the long running and much loved saga

It's a truly unexpected film - there are moments of absolute silence where the acting simply takes the foreground and the soundtrack goes silent and thematically, there is much to engage the grey matter (although a spiritual flight of fantasy does feel a little unnecessary and meandering even though it's a metaphysical jaunt into Harry's psyche- and don't even get me started on the "19 Years Later" epilogue which is cloying and sickly saccharine and ultimately unnecessary and disappointing).

This is the Harry Potter film I've been waiting for in many ways; perhaps, it was inevitable that it would be the final film which got it right, but as a closing chapter, it's near perfect and is the best send off it could ever have been given.

Extras: A shedload of stuff as you'd expect for the last one - featurettes galore and additional scenes

Rating: 8/10 

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