Really, all I want to hear is that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is completely worth the wait and is the best possible ending to the series. Anything less and I, along with other Harry Potter fans, will be extremely disappointed.
But, let’s take a look at what the critics have to say in their Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 reviews:
New York Post: But Part 2, the shortest film of them all, turns out to be everything a summer blockbuster should be but rarely is — a whip-smart, slam-bang piece of entertainment where we deeply care about the fate of the central characters (and many subsidiary ones who return for their last bows). After all, we’ve gotten to know them over nearly a decade (the first “Potter” film was released a couple of months after 9/11), and I’m happy to report the finale is definitely, positively worth the wait.
Entertainment Weekly: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 leaves us with the dawning, awesome recognition that the world is huge, fraught, enigmatic, magical, dangerous, delightful, and, ultimately, the responsibility of young people who must first find their own footing. That’s quite an accomplishment for a story about a boy with a wand. A-”
CNN: “This is blockbuster filmmaking with heart and soul, as well as grand spectacle, excitement and that typically British line in wry self-effacement. It’s been a long time — well, at least since “Toy Story 3″ — that a summer tentpole picture has so thoroughly exceeded expectations.”
Roger Ebert: “This movie is impressively staged, the dialogue is given proper weight and not hurried through, there are surprises which, in hindsight, seem fair enough, and ‘Harry Potter’ now possesses an end that befits the most profitable series in movie history. These films will be around for a long time. And without spoiling a single thing, let me just observe that the final scene clearly leaves an opening for a sequel. I know, Rowling says there won’t be one. Just sayin’.”
Slate: But you don’t need to grasp the significance of every enchanted artifact in order to submit to the enchantment of this movie.
You can also check out the review on Famecrawler that claims that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Doesn’t Live up to Expectations.
This is one of those movies that no matter what the critics say, I plan to see and enjoy!