by Rick Grant
Ten years, eight films, 20 hours of viewing, four directors, and six billion dollars in box office sales–finally, the Harry Potter franchise has come to an end. Of course, the popularity of J.K. Rowling’s books has driven this movie phenomenon into the deep space of commercial success.
Indeed, the Harry Potter film series almost rivals the “Star Wars” legendary popularity and revenue. This 2nd Part of the last film ties up loose ends and fans will be happy with the finale. Defeating the evil Lord Voldermort (Ralph Fiennes) is for some strange reason Potter’s mission.
Loyalties are tested and love affairs are cemented as Potter’s posse Ron and Hermione (Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) are still searching for the illusive Horcruxes–a sort of holy grail that contains pieces of Voldermort’s soul. Thus, destroying them is the only way to kill the Dark Lord.
Fate brings Potter and his loyal alumni back to Hogwarts Castle which becomes the scene of a major battle between Voldermort’s army and the alumni and professors.
Yes, Part 2 is a long action packed smackdown between the Dark Lord and Potter’s allies. Director David Yates unleashed the mother of all CGI special effects as Potter squares off with the power of the dark side.
Clearly, the Potter movie series was aimed at the fans of the books and has created a whole industry of websites, merchandise sites, and games for fans to keep the fantasy going. This is just too big to end. Sooner or later Rowling will return to Potter for the next generation of Hogwarts’ graduates.
For all the movies’ mighty special effects, themes of love, family, and trusted friends runs through the Potter series. We’ve lived with this epic story for a decade and now it’s over!
With her highly imaginative fantasy based writing style, Rowling gave us a hopeful finale that will resonate for many years to come.
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