J.K. Rowling's epic
Catch Up: If you’ve been living on Mars for the last ten years, here is an overview of what has happened so far. Harry Potter survives an attack as a child; his mother and father, who were a witch and a wizard, were not so lucky. He is then raised by muggles (Non-wizards) until one day he finds out the truth about his parents and decides to follow in their footsteps and join Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry Potter becomes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and start searching for the truth about what happened to Harry’s parents.
They find that Lord Voldemort, a dark evil wizard, killed his parents and was destroyed when he tried to kill Harry. Harry, it turns out, is Lord Voldemorts opposite; two halves of the same coin. As Harry and the others grow more powerful as witches and wizards they discover that Voldemort was not completely dead. To cheat death, he splintered his soul into many pieces called Horcruxes. The Horcruxes look like everyday objects and are very difficult to destroy. Lord Voldemort will keep growing more and more powerful, unless he is stopped. Until all the Horcruxes are destroyed, Voldemort and his followers will slowly take control of all thing wizard and muggle.
Review: In this newest installment of the Epic Harry Potter series, we are taken once again into the mystical world of spells and illusion. We have been drawn into these stories as if we were under the spell of Voldemort himself. Having finally arrived at the final chapter, don’t be fooled, this is not the end. This is only the beginning of the end, because this final chapter has been split into two movies. Dam it, just when you think it’s over, BAM, they pull you back in.
We have watched Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger grow into adulthood as if they were our own kids leaving home and we were sending them off to College. I almost felt like soon they would be off fighting evil on their own in the real world and they would never come home to visit or even call to check up on us. This is not far from what happens in this film. Harry, Ron and Hermione have finally left Hogwarts and are out in the world trying to hide from Voldemort and his disciples, as they search for the Horcruxes to destroy.
Maybe it was the nostalgia I felt for these characters, but I seemed to be whisked away to a different time and place, back to the first film. It was as if this was not the end but a new beginning. The cinematography was incredibly rich with scenes of British country sides and incredibly quaint villages with chase scenes sprinkled in here and there. At the beginning of the Harry Potter series, I never really thought of myself as a fan. But as I watched these characters grow, I now realize that I have become one. I am definitely recommending this movie to everyone.