Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, and Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: David Yates (HP: ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, HP: HALF-BLOOD PRINCE and HP: DEATHLY HALLOWS-PART I)
Story: In Part 2 of the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the Wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Bottom Line: I am not a Pott-Head. Never read the books, never been rabid about seeing the films. They’re well crafted movies, structurally sound – I’ve just never been invested in the geeky drama of the Hogwarts Gang. This has all changed thanks to the near perfection that exists onscreen during the 130-minute HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART II. HP7:P2 (sounds like the name of a Van Halen album…during the Sammy Hagar years) is an exciting, exhilarating and spellbinding final installment that actually made me care…for the first time since the series started back in 2001. I’m actually excited now to go back and watch the other seven movies (sans my children after the first two installments, of course, as the series takes a turn towards the dark side)... The drama is gripping, the action is intense, the scope is epic and, should you be a fan of blockbuster films in general, the movie delivers on every single cinematic level imaginable (aside from, maybe, a solid tug of the heartstrings). Simply put, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART II is magical!