Friday, 22 July 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II - Phil's Five Words for Films

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II So it all ends. 7 books, 400 million copies. 8 films, $6billion turnover, 1 incredible, long-lasting cast and 9 academy award nominations. Surely now is the time for this amazing series of films to be given the recognition they deserve and finally be awarded a bag full of Oscars. The new film rattles through the action and neatly pulls together all the strands of this amazing story as Harry and friends do battle with 'you-know-who' for one last time. There is a great balance to the film, with moments of humour and love set against a backdrop of sadness and tragedy. I still think that HP3 - The Prisoner of Azkaban- is the best of the bunch but the cinematography and effects have improved greatly and this latest film looks and sounds amazing. The soaring shots and epic battle scenes are like something from a war film. It's the affection for the characters and their world that really drives the films forward and any shortcomings are glossed over as the story reaches it's conclusion. The fantastic cast have really grown into their characters and the sense of loss within the film is tangable. It is the end of an era. Ten years in the making and full of energy, talent, wonder and magic, the story may well be told but the world will be with us forever. Brilliant.

9.5 out of 10
Cert 12A (uk)