Earlier this year I decided it was time to see what Harry Potter was all about. The films and I had avoided each other since the first movie was released in 2001. On August 15th, 2011 I started out on this eight film journey. As each film has come to me I’ve been a little more excited than the film before. The story has an enduring quality that will probably last for generations to come. This eighth film is a marvelous end cap to the series. My final worry in this film was how you could end a journey like this. I have to admit that I avoided seeing the final film since it would mean that the story was at an end.
This time the story is very clear and simple. Harry and those around him must band together to save the world from Lord Voldemort. The story comes with new revelations from the past as well as new heroes who emerge throughout the epic battle. Without giving away the ending it’s hard to talk about this film. The loose ends all seem to be tied up and the resolution is clear. I’m happy and sad to say that the film doesn’t make too much room for future movies.
This was an amazing experience to see all these films in such a short period of time. Each one seemed to improve upon those before it. The acting grew with the three main characters as did the overall quality of the films.
If you haven’t seen these movies I would strongly recommend them to you. I thought these were children’s films but they have an appeal that goes beyond that. All of my reviews from the previous films can be seen by clicking the pictures below.
Running Time: 130 minutes