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  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

AUGUST/2011 Ė When it comes to music, I prefer indie rock. But when it comes to movies, I prefer big-budget blockbusters that are heavy on action and louder than a freight train. If the movie happens to have a good plot, then all the better. HPATDH, Part 2 delivers the goods by all accounts. It is bold. It is loud. It is visually stunning. But, best of all, it beautifully tells the final chapter of J.K. Rowlingís simply amazing story.

The story flows well, the cinematography is nothing short of stunning and (AND!) the CG is seamless. Itís one of the rare movies Iíve seen where the CG isnít distracting. Thereís nothing worse than a movie where the live action has a certain look and feel, then the CG parts look completely different. It makes me want to huck my overpriced drink at the screen. Or, at the very least, write mean things about the movie on my blog (take that).

Honestly, I donít know why Iím even bothering to review this movie. If youíve seen the previous movies and/or read the books, youíre going to see this (or have already seen it) no matter what. It makes me wonder why Warner Bros. even bothered to put together all of those elaborate trailers, posters and standees. They could have simply had a 30-second commercial with a white screen and ďHarry Potter movie. Out soon.Ē in the middle and the same amount of people would have shown up at the theater.

My only advice regarding this movie is that you should try playing hooky from work and seeing this as early in the day as possible. There will be less people at the theater then, and this is possible the only way to increase your chances of seeing the movie sob-free (provided that you donít openly weep during the finale). The last chapters of this tale prompted a large number of theatergoers to sob uncontrollably during the showing I caught. Iím surprised they didnít sell overpriced tissue at the concession stand. The theater would have made an extra bazillion dollars (give or take a kazillion dollars).

 

 
         
     

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