Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2 (2011)

Entertainment Rating: 3 of 5

We were underwhelmed and a little disappointed with the final Harry Potter film. It was needless to break this movie into two parts, a single 3 hour long film would have been more enjoyable. When Harry defeats Voldemort at the end, we expected some sort of triumphant ending, but nothing happens. There’s no celebrating or feel of victory at the end. Additionally, Harry’s last encounter with Dumbledore was much less inspiring than I think it should have been. If a movie is going to try to stay faithful to the book, get it right. Besides the ending, the rest of the movie was pretty intense and a fun experience.

Moral Rating: 3 of 5

The importance of love is a very small message of Dumbledore’s time with Harry, when it should have been much greater. Otherwise, everything’s the same - good vs. evil, love vs. hate. Worth seeing if you’ve already seen the other 7 Harry Potter movies, and we’ll probably end up owning it just to have the entire set, since most of them are decent flicks.

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