Saturday, July 23, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2 review

Needed an evening off last night after a frustrating week, so I headed east to O-town and took in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (pt. 2) to relax and cool off.

So I'm clear, I didn't dislike the movie.  But of all the Harry Potter movies, this one is definitely my least favorite.  Throughout the movie the thought kept coming to mind "Lord of the Rings did this so much better."  Better characters, better acting, better effects, better score, better fight scenes, better good verses evil plot.

And I really feel like they mailed it on on the ending (most everything following the destruction of Voldemort).

I did like that it was fairly dark and gritty throughout, with a noticeable scene brightening (with sunlight!) to both start and end the movie.

Have you seen it?  What did you think?


Anonymous said...

but I still like harry potter. :D

Leaveitatthat ツ said...

I loved it! I was too into it to be comparing it to something else. Now that you mention it, I can see how certain things from Lord of the Rings were a bit better.
..."but I still love Harry Potter"

Mike Shugart said...

I may sound judging, but a minister of the gospel blogging positively about watching the harry potter movies? Witchcraft, magic, etc.
I watched the last one with my brother but felt nothing for it.

Chris Meirose said...

Imaginary magic as a threat to my faith? Harry Potter and the whole series is pure fiction, and I as a mature believer can enjoy the fantasy without fear that it will corrupt my faith. Is believing in real life in the power of magic a problem - certainly, and that is what the Bible speaks to. We are to be discerning. Would I encourage people who are not mature in faith to see the movie - certainly not. Tolkien used magic as well in what many would call a great Christian allegory in the Lord of the Rings series. Lewis used it in Narnia as well. So no, I don't have a problem with viewing it if we are able to view it through the lens of a Biblical worldview and if we are able to discern fantasy from fact.