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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

July 13th, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Rating: ★★★★½

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

Studio : Warner Brothers

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Runtime : 130 min

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Rating : PG-13

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Much to the delight of Potter fans everywhere, the final chapter is finally here after the wait from Part 1. As you may remember, Harry, Ron and Hermione were looking for the horcruxes that would destroy Voldemort’s ability to live forever, while the dark lord was trying to find the precious wand that could defeat Potter. He found what he wanted in the last film, but the trio have yet to find their treasures. And when the evil wizard finds out what they are up to, a war rages in a battle to end all battles. Who will survive? According to the one that will remain nameless, only one can live forever. Read more…

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

August 9th, 2009
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 	Rating: Four stars

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceRating: Four stars

Rating: ★★★★☆

Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Studio : Warner Brothers Pictures

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Runtime : 153min

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There’s a scene at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince where Professor McGonagall (always wonderfully played by Maggie Smith) says to Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, “Why is it whenever something happens, you three always seem to be in the center of it?”  Ron replies, “I’ve been wondering that myself.”  That’s basically the essence of the entire series, but these three kids (now teenagers) are so charismatic and likable that we accept everything and take the ride with them.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth installment in this huge franchise, and for those who haven’t read the books, I’ll give a brief plot summary: there’s strong sentiment going around the wizard world as to whether Harry Potter is the “Chosen One,” that is, the person who has been chosen to fight Lord Voldemort and save all of humanity.  Harry’s also found a book in his Potions class that belonged to the Half-Blood Prince, and this book is able to help him create potions.  Meanwhile, more ominous things are happening at Hogwarts, and Lord Voldemort may be working through Harry’s archenemy, Draco Malfoy, in order to wreak havoc.  We also learn more about the Dark Lord’s past, and see how Dumbledore inadvertently groomed him in order to become the force of mass destruction he is today. 
All of this stuff is fun and exciting, and we’re seeing a less whimsical and much darker Hogwarts than we have in the previous films.  The film seems to be mostly shot in neutral tones, which works very well given the secrets and histories we’re exposed to in this installment.  It does lag somewhat as we move towards the final sequence, but that’s only for about 15 minutes in a two-and-a-half hour film, and the conclusion left me stunned (even after I knew what was coming from having read the books).
Still, my favorite parts of the film had nothing to do with the suspense portion.  Harry, Ron, and Hermione have blossomed into teenagers, and they’re all experiencing true romance for the first time.  There are some well-observed moments here, as Hermione scowls while Ron becomes involved with another girl, and Ron’s sister Ginny grows increasingly infatuated with Harry.  I, along with several others, laughed out loud at some of their behavior, because watching it indeed reminded me of what it was like for me to be in love as a teenager. 

This is a good film.  It’s not my favorite of the series, but the action in this movie is as exciting as it was in the previous entries, and thus far, it’s the most human. 

-Craig Wynne

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