Saturday, 16 July 2011

It All Ends, but a Legend Begins: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

The magic lives on, until the very end.

I was in mixed emotions while watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. In one way, I was happy that HP7 ended in a good note and was given great justice. On the other spectrum, the end of HP also means that we won’t see them again [on the big screen that is].

Here’s what I’m going to say about the movie:

I wish the fight scenes [important ones like Molly v Bellatrix and the final duel of Harry v Voldy] were much more intense, powerful, explosive! Sometimes, they felt too short, and the way Voldy died, as great as it was, should be made even more epic! Overall though, the scenes here in HP7p2 were amazing! The war scenes were awesome too!

Ron/Hermione. Oh Ron and Hermione. There should be more, and I say it again, more of them! I love them and I dig them! I need more dosages of Ronmione! Alas, we don’t get it. Oh well, at least they became a sweet couple in the movie! At least we could see them holding hands, laughed, almost eaten by two things, and heard Ron pronounced Hermione as his girlfriend. Hermione was less ‘brainy’ after the kiss, don’t you think so? Hahahahah!

Some deaths were too brief in the movie. Fred, Remus, and Nymphadora died, and their body were shown, but only for a short time. At least if it was a tad longer, there would be a lot more sadness and emotion. Why were their deaths underrepresented? Meanwhile, the director’s choice to portray Snape’s death was brilliant – painful, scary, but greatly depicted. I almost cried watching the moment when Snape was with Harry before he passed away.

While the movie’s mood was quite serious, it was lightened up with some comedic performances. It was like almost all main characters did some comedy. They also gave flawless and tremendous efforts in portraying their characters.. Minerva McGonagall and Neville Longbottom, especially, were taken into the limelight in the film. All actors/actresses, from the Awesome Trio, the DA, the Hogwarts staffs, Death Eaters, did their job brilliantly, I must say.

CGI and FX for HP7 are not to be ridiculed. Magic came alive because of CGI. Protego Maxima seemed beautiful because of it. The attack was spellbinding because of it. Spells [Avada Kedavra, Expecto Patronum, Expelliarmus, Fiendfyre] were all miraculously happening because of it. Creatures like Dementors and giants came alive because of it. Hogwarts were destroyed because of it. You get the idea.

Music score play a very important role in film-making. For HP7, with the movie, the music score were a great aural feast. It complemented the actions, the emotions, and the destructions stunningly. The music never disappointed me. Now, how about if we listen to the score without the movie? HP7p1’s score were not that great. I hope HP7p2 will not be the same.

The very final scene, 19 years after the second Wizarding War signalled the end of Harry Potter. It was pure bliss and pure grief. I left the cinema with a feeling that said Harry Potter is indeed the greatest movie phenomenon ever, a phenomenon that is now a worldwide legend.

4 hecks:

Verone said...

Hi Afiq,
I haven't watched the movie yet but I am expecting to see another great one! Thanks for sharing the review :) I share your sentiment, that Harry Potter is indeed phenomenal!

t a u f i k said...

yes, HP is the greatest phenomenon ever. ;)

Ibrahim Ismail said...

I was about to say "Your blog reminds me of Taufik's - the passion is on entertainment industry, reviews and all." but then there he is. You two can make good BFF!

Afiq said...

Hi Verone~! I love reading Being Dusun! Teaches me a lot about... well, being a Dusun! ^^ Would love to know more about your life as a teacher ^^. Hahaha... You're welcome! The end was indeed phenomenal~! Trust me and Rotten Tomatoes. Hahaha

Taufik: Your statement is nothing but the truth! [I wonder if I have wrote it correctly... hahaha]

Im: Hahaha... Coincidence is good sometimes! ^^