06 December 2011

Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 2


Ten years, to make the biggest movie series franchise of all time. Its hard to believe that the magical ride has come to an end after more than ten years of literature from J. K. Rowling's 7 books and that literature turn into 8 movies . Just recently released on DVD, Harry Potter shows us that blockbuster epics can actually have amazing endings. In the eighth and final installment of the Harry Potter series we find "the boy who lived" trying to once and for all vanquish the dark lord Voldemort and save the wizarding world forever. Most people who have grown up with the series are sad to see it end, but there could not have been any better of an ending for a series so revered in its time. Its easy to say that both lovers of book and film are pleased with how "all was well" in the end of this movie.
It's not easy to take books from the pages to the big screen, although its done many times it usually ends up worse off. This movie series is definitely not one of those. Directed by David Yates, Harry Potter ends with grace and loyalty. With tremendous mis en scene we are fully immersed in the wizarding world and brought back to Hogwarts that we missed in the previous film. Warner Bros does an amazing job keeping up with the age of each movie making each set look older as time goes on. It is obviously not the world it was in the first movie ten years ago and the video editors and cgi mechanics do the scenes justice to show us all how far everything has come.
Another aspect that has made the movie the perfect ending has to be the editing. Mark Day made sure that the editing had a closeness to it that made the movie very personal. There were many times in the film that the camera was close to or near a character or set piece to put you closer to the action and thought processes of the characters. I feel as though the film needed that closeness because after all this was the last time you were with the characters.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, people tend to not recognize good blockbusters when they see one. I can easily say that this was by far the best movie of the eight and shows every artful aspect well worthy of praise. From the editing to the mis en scene this movie does not disappoint. The saga ends with a big bang and shows how the big movies should be made.

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