[Movie Review] Carson Daly: AMP Radio Bids Farewell To Hogwarts At “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2” Screening
No matter if you’re young or old, chances are you’re probably a fan of the Harry Potter franchise.
Come on, Twihards…even you have to appreciate the power of Potter!
I grew up reading the books and seeing each movie during the opening weekend, so actually sitting down to watch this last film felt bittersweet.
So did the movie live up to my lofty expectations? I’ll try to explain without too many spoilers!
I’ve read every single one of the Harry Potter books, but that being a said, it’s been awhile since I last brushed up on my Hogwarts history.
So as someone who didn’t remember every last detail of the book, I left completely satisfied.
However, as I was walking out of the theater, I heard a few Potterheads complaining about some scenes that were left out. But honestly, there’s only so much you can cover in 2.5 hours!
There’s not a ton of comedic relief this time around, but I thought it was appropriate considering that the final book took on a very dark tone.
I’m usually a total scaredy-cat when it comes to action flicks, but HP7 kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time.
The filmmakers did an excellent job of making the audience feel like they were actually a part of the film.
When Harry was leading the Order of the Phoenix to battle, we were right there marching with them.
And when Voldemort was talking to Professor Snape, we felt like we were hiding under the Invisibility Cloak getting information to bring back to Hermoine and Ron.
I don’t know about you all, but I usually don’t get too emotional during movies.
But let’s be honest. Even I got a little misty-eyed during the Resurrection Stone scene. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but just look out for that.
I’m not the harshest critic, so it’s no surprise that I’m giving the last Harry Potter film an A+++. Seems like the professionals agree with me because it’s currently ranking at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Even if you haven’t been a huge Potter fan in the past, you should definitely hit up the movie theaters this weekend to see how this humble series of books managed to captivate our pop culture scene for more than decade.
- Did you come out to the AMP Radio pre-screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow: Part 2 last night? Tell us what you thought of the movie!
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