5/20/2012 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

After a long day of wedding gift opening (Congrats Pete & Jenni!) and a grad party, (Congrats Sherri and USFers!) Erin and I put in HP. ABC Family was airing a HP marathon day but we decided to actually put in the DVD.

This is the final installment of an eight movie series so there might be some spoilers if you haven’t seen the first ones.

Deathly Hallows Part 2 picks up with Harry, Ron, and Hermoine on their quest to destroy Voldemort’s horcuxes. They work out a plan to break into Gringott’s and steal the cup of Helga Hufflepuff from Bellatrix Lestrange’s vault. When the deed is done, they head to Hogsmeade because their next horcrux to find is hidden in Hogwarts. Unbeknownst to Harry, Ron, and Hermoine, Hogsmeade has started a curfew and when the apparate there, they set off the alarm. A voice tells them to come inside. It’s Aberforth, Professor Dumbledore’s brother, and he’s been looking out for them for a while. They go through a secret tunnel to Hogwarts and meet up with their friends from Dumbledore’s Army. Snape knows that Harry’s at the school and calls an assembly. Harry makes an appearance and then Voldemort makes an announcement. The battle for Hogwarts begins. Ron and Hermoine set off to destroy the cup and Harry goes in search of the lost diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw. Harry learns that it’s in the Room of Requirement and head there. His friends catch up with him but so do Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle. They barely escape with their lives after Crabbe starts a Fiendfyre. All this has happened along with round one of the battle. Voldemort calls a break to gather the dead and again asks them to turn over Harry Potter. The trio goes looking for him and they listen as Nagini kill Snape. After Voldemort leaves, Harry rushes to his side. With Snape’s last breath, he tells Harry to take his memories and go to the pensieve.

To say I’m a Harry Potter fan is putting it lightly, you’re looking at USF’s Head Girl from ’09 and ’11. So I’ll admit that I have a slight bias. The only thing I didn’t really like about the movie is what they had to cut from the story to condense it. I consider this a sadder movie, because it’s the last one of the series and some other stuff. This movie is rated PG-13 for magical violence, actual violence and mild swearing. If my children see this before they have read the books I will disown them. Okay, maybe not but I would be very disappointed. 14, A.

Is it even possible to have a favorite Harry Potter movie? Also, how are you liking Pottermore?




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