I don’t think I’m giving anything away by saying that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is quite relentlessly bleak. While Part 1 was dark, at least it had a few light-hearted moments. In this, the final chapter, there’s an overwhelming feeling of despair, and few laughs in between. It’s a white-knuckle ride (with some occasional peeping through the cracks of your fingers) that sees the return of some favourite characters, a few surprises – and a few sad goodbyes. At times it feels almost Shakespearean.
But of course this is what it’s all been building up to – the answers to all those questions that have bothered Harry and us, and the ultimate battle with his nemesis, Lord Voldemort.
The end of a much-loved saga is always going to provoke mixed emotions. In our house, Harry Potter – the books, films, and games have been a consistent fixture since their inception. They were the first series of books No 1 Son read, and they led him on to Tolkien and other literary wonders. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a fitting tribute to the boy wizard – and if you and your kids are fans, a Christmas must-buy.
(I bet Ralph Fiennes was glad to get out of that nose)
*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is out on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow.
I loved it. I think the casting has been superb throughout the whole series. We shall miss HP in this house.
Saw it in teh Cinema without the kids …not too sure whether they should see it just yet….!! They will in time though.
I can’t wait to see it. Missed it at the cinema thanks to a new baby but I have read all the books (twice).