I know I speak for a lot of people when I say that a large portion of our youthful innocence and childhood was attached to the “Harry Potter” franchise, and with the last film those limited strings connected to our elementary days have finally been cut.
Let us contemplate a decade. Yes, ten years is a long time. Now, think about playing a single character for the same amount of time, that is not your personal self. Ten years suddenly seems a lot longer. However, those ten years captured the universal hearts of Potter fans and reignited the interest in literature, thanks to J.K. Rowling.
Another way to look at this decade is to do another comparison. This epic battle can be equated to the Trojan War in duration and maybe even in the tragedy that unfolds when Voldemort’s army takes Hogwarts. However, the end has come, clinching the sad reality of our unjust world that is all good things must eventually come to an end.
I am still not unsure how to react to Part two. If you were one of the few who did not see the previous film and sporadically decided to catch the next instalment, well then it would have been completely obvious that you were out of place along with being utterly confused. Part two picks up right where part one left off and the action remains rather muted until Harry, Ron, and Hermione arrive at Gringott’s bank. Once in the vault, there is not a moment to rest and process every event, as the battle we have all patiently been waiting for smacks you hard in the face. This is probably what I found weak in the film, as I felt the lack of dwelling took away from the emotional strength that could have been created in the triumphant as well as tragic scenes. Other than that, the film gripped me from the beginning! The special effects were wonderful in some spots and rather obvious in others. I know that most of this magical world is artificial, but once you can see the synthetic seam, well this elaborate ‘reality’ is momentarily spoiled.
All one can really say about the final film is that it is definitely worthy of all the praise it is receiving and I think the box-office breaking records that it is OBLITERATING is also an indicator that these characters are so well loved and with the end our relationship comes to a halt, leaving us with beautiful memories of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. We watched them grow and mature as actors in the top earning franchise of all time, but now comes the time where we will have to accept them as other characters as there is no more Harry, Ron, and Hermione. From The Philosopher’s Stone to The Deathly Hallows, fans all over the world join to bid farewell.
I also must admit I am happy that Emma Watson was finally able to switch up her hair style. The poor girl lived her teen years with rolled-out-of-bed locks and minimal styling. The pixie cut is definitely a sign of liberation!