84- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [6.0]
In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.
Enjoyment of Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is largely contingent on your relationship to the rest of the series. As someone who has seen all of the films but hasn’t read the books, I found Part 2 to be a satisfying conclusion to the Harry Potter series. Light on character development (granted, it’s the eighth film) and heavy on action, the vast majority of Deathly Hallows takes the film into darker territory than its predecessors. This has been the logical progression from one film to the next, and a welcome one due to the stakes that J.K. Rowling set up from the beginning. With the exception of some shoddy CGI (boy, does that dragon scene look bad) and laughable aging in the epilogue, David Yates deserves praise for his work on one of the better Harry Potter films (though I still enjoy Prisoner of Azkaban the most).