Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

83Harry and his friends make their way back to Hogwarts for a final confrontation. By this point it’s clear that this is no longer a children’s fantasy story. The stakes are kept high by a sizable body count and heavy themes such as self-sacrifice. The film is anchored by Harry’s weighty realization that he is a horcrux and that he must die. J.K. Rowling’s clever final plot turns remain intact, including a moving trip through Snape’s memories. Slight changes – such as having Harry and Voldemort confront each other away from everyone else – render the climax a bit less memorable than it might’ve been. Also, Harry’s relationship to Ginny feels rather perfunctory, having barely been established in the previous films.

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