Alas, the final chapter of the Harry Potter book-to-movie franchise has come to an end! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 opened in theaters July 15 to millions of awaiting fans. Check out these numbers: $169.2 million domestically and $475.6 million internationally this opening weekend!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 continues to follow Harry Potter [Daniel Radcliffe] on his quest to finally conquer his arch-nemesis Lord Voldemort by finding the Horcruxes and destroying them alongside his best friends Ronald Weasley [Rupert Grint] and Hermoine Granger [Emma Watson]. Lord Voldemort’s seven Horcruxes are powerful objects in which the Dark Wizard hid a fragment of his soul for attaining eternal immortality.
In Part 2, Harry Potter discovers the Horcrux Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup in Bellatrix Estrange’s vault at the Gringotts bank. After destroying that Horcrux, Harry Potter also finds out that there’s another one hidden in Hogswarts itself which is the long-lost diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw. Once again destroying it, Harry Potter finds out that the final Horcruxes are within Voldemort’s snake Nagini, which he keeps by his side at all times, and within himself which explains how Harry Potter has always had a connection with the Dark Lord ever since he was born.
This life long connection therefore brings Harry Potter face to face with Lord Voldemort. When the final battle ensues, Lord Voldemort ends up hurting himself since he killed the Horcrux hidden within Harry Potter which he had no idea about. As Lord Voldemort becomes weaker, Harry Potter then overcomes the Dark Lord and his army with the help of the Hogwarts crew.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a great film! This last film is very bittersweet because not only have we seen the three main characters grow up throughout these past ten years, but most of the cast has kept it’s loyalty with the franchise. One thing I do have to note is that I strongly suggest you read the Harry Potter books before watching any of the films. The plot in each and every movie, especially the last two are very complex. No one wants to keep explaining what’s going on because then you can’t fully appreciate the film as a whole. Throughout this entire movie, you are very engaged. It is a great mix of action, drama, comedy, and sad parts which equals a fantastic film, two thumbs up, way way up! Catch the film out in theaters today!