Harry Potter currently holds a 97% "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Even had it only received half of that percentage, the likelihood would be that everybody who had planned on seeing it would still go. It might be an economic fallacy, but the truth of the matter is we're not going to go to seven films out of an eight-film series and then miss the conclusion. Sunk costs be damned.
You're either a longtime fan of both the novels and films, eagerly awaiting the epic conclusion to this classic hero's journey tale ...
... or you could not care less about Harry Potter, have no idea why so many people have/are going crazy for it, and in any case would not start watching an eight-film series with the very last one.
Then again, you could be forced to go see it by your friend/significant other/spouse/family.
The good news is that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 absolutely deserves that 97% "fresh" rating. Director David Yates (the director of the previous three highly acclaimed films) has succeeded yet again. Harry Potter's adventure reaches its thrilling climax and brings a satisfying end to a story that is beloved worldwide in this film.
|How far we've come ...|
If you have no idea who or what I'm talking about, the likelihood is that the film will not be able to enlighten you any better. Yate's films have historically sacrificed exposition in favor of weaving a compelling tale for fans of the series - who at this point no longer need any introduction to the story's numerous characters, plotlines or goals. Deathly Hallows Part 2 does not waver from this strategy; there is simply too much source material to go through to explain every detail to newcomers.
|Snape commands you ... watch the movie!|
The acting has never been so good as in this last film. Alan Rickman as Severus Snape delivers a particularly moving performance. Many props also go to Helena Bonham Carter (who plays Bellatrix Lestrange) for a well-acted and fun scene near the beginning of the film. The cast's three central characters - Harry, Ron and Hermione (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson respectively) have really matured as actors. Gone are the awkward speeches and intonations from the earlier films; all three have really emerged as capable thespians, and fully immersive in their iconic roles.
|Voldemort: "Say 'ello to my lil' friend."|
+ Harry Potter Fans
+ Harry Potter (Film) Fans
+ Fans of Fantasy films
+ Action film fans (if you like your action coming in the magical variety).
Not Recommended For:
- People who haven't read the books or seen the previous films
- People who haven't seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
- People who hate Harry Potter
- People in relationships with other people who hate Harry Potter