As I posted a few hours ago, I went to go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 today. I laughed, I cried, I grabbed for my friend’s hand, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I have waited 5 agonizing days to see this film, but the wait was definitely worth the while. I even curled my hair. It was so incredible to see the ending of an amazing era of films and novels.
First off, I’d been wondering all year how they were going to really start off the beginning of Part 2. They couldn’t do it in that television show way with “Previously on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” like The Secret Life of the American Teenager or something. But the beginning, with just showing the very last minute of Part 1 was the perfect way to start before launching into what was going on at Shell Cottage. I guess my one mistake before seeing it wasn’t watching Part 1 before I went to the cinema. It would probably have made me not ask myself a thousand times, “Wait, what happened in the last movie?”
Now, I’m not a action fan in the least. Give me an action movie and I will drop it in the waste bin. But the battle scenes and running (which I believe qualifies as action) were absolutely thrilling! At the end, during Voldemort and Harry’s final battle scene, when a thick green jet of spell is propelling towards Harry and a blazing red jet of spell is speeding towards Voldemort, you can almost feel the tension as Voldemort is losing his temper. It’s like watching a football game, for you sport fans, when your favorite team is down by 3 points with only 30 seconds and then all of a sudden, they score an unexpected touchdown! Your pulse is racing and you still are hoping that your team will win, but in your gut you know that there is no way they can rebound and get their points up. It was just like that.
To sum it up (and not give anything away for those who haven’t seen it) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is one of the most amazing films of this year, and the best way to end the Harry Potter series. It goes beyond all the boundaries we believed we had in the film industry.
The only sad part of this all is how I feel. I feel like my childhood is ending. I’ve grown up, ever since 1st grade, knowing that there will be a new Harry Potter film coming up every year or so. I lived off those books. Sometimes I even go around, talking about something, and I make a reference to either a Harry Potter film or book. This phenomenon has taken over my childhood to the point where I don’t know what to do now that it’s all over. It kills me knowing that we will never see Ron doing another stupid thing again, or that we’ll never know if Hermione goes to college or not. That ’19 Year Later’ at the end of the book/film is not helpful. We just know that they have children. And it’s things like those that made me cry when it was all over.
Basically, now that the whole experience is over, I look back at the last 10 years and think, it’s been a good time. And I hold true to that.
Thank you for reading. If you loved Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as much as I did, feel free to say so in the comments or ‘like’ the post. I seriously love other Harry Potter fans.