Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Plot: This is it, the boy wizard unsheathes his wand for the very last time. Harry and gang turn bank robbers to find another piece of Lord Voldemort’s soul as the wizard’s destiny propels him and his friends to a final bloody showdown as the bespectacled hero of a generation faces his nemesis in a fight to the death.
TM Rating: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was a dark, moody affair that left us all holding our breaths for the last few months. Now Part 2 has arrived to put us out of our misery – even if it means saying goodbye to Harry P once and for all.
The Harry Potter films have been never less than good with the occasional episode excelling. Deathly Hallows: Part I was unavoidably unsatisfactory because of the very fact that it was ‘unfinished business”. Even though it was still enjoyable it fell into the ‘good’ category. The final instalment, however, is a Potter offering that excels. Deathly Hallows: Part 2 delivers a rip-roaring, action packed end to the series as the legions of darkness, under the command of the noseless one who cannot be named, wreak havoc on the world of the wizards. All those characters that we have grown to love, or hate, over the years are involved (although to wrap everything up it does mean that some only enjoy very limited screen time) with Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes and Maggie Smith especially reminding us what class acts they are.
But in the end it’s Harry Potter’s show. Daniel Radcliffe may never be one of the acting greats but he’s come a long, long way over the years. Like Harry himself he has a heavy burden on his young shoulders. The emotional aspects of Deathly Hallows: Part 2 are as important as the action, if not more so. We need to feel how Harry feels as he sees the world he has loved for seven previous outings be torn apart. All credit to Daniel Radcliffe, he pulls it off wonderfully.
Expect blood, sweat and tears.
9/10 ““ There are epic battles, dragons and monsters galore as good versus evil under the shadow of Hogwarts for the very last time. Fittingly the most exciting of the series as Harry Potter bows out in a furiously ferocious finale.
Screening Times: Gran Sur Cinema, Costa Adeje – 7.35pm daily until 11th August
Tickets: €6.50 Buy Your Tickets Here