Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 follows Harry, Ron and Hermione (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) still searching for the horcruxes that keep the most powerful wizard, Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) alive. Making their way back to Hogwarts, they are greeted by friends who are all on their side, preparing for a huge attack. Voldemort vows to kill Harry Potter by attacking Hogwarts with everything he has, but he may have met his match. This is the final chapter, this is where it all ends... this is the end of Harry Potter.
When I say this film is exciting, I mean it. I may have complained that Part 1 was slow and the idea of splitting the Deathly Hallows into two films was a bad idea, but now I see why they did it. Part 2 is non stop excitement and works as the most fast paced film in the series. The film is practically one huge final act, and as I have said in nearly every Harry Potter review, the third act is always the best part of these films. The action is breathtaking, from the incredible dragon escape in the beginning to the attack on Hogwarts to the final showdown. Everything hits, and it hits hard. There are too many insanely awesome moments to count, and each one one-ups the last.
But what all these films are about is Harry Potter, his struggles, his relationships and his journey. This film tackles some pretty heavy shit, this film easily having the highest death count of the series, and things in the story constantly take turns for the worst. But Harry Potter, the boy who lived, is always there, ready to fight evil at whatever cost. There's something extremely profound in this character I can't quite describe with words. Something that, after eight long films, I can only feel. When he finally meets Voldemort for the final battle, it just hits you how great of a character he is, and how great of a world we got to live in to see him protect it. Even with limited dialogue, the closing moments of this film really hit me. It was the ultimate satisfying moment. I was not looking forward to the film ending, but I am glad it did. The reason why this series is so special is because it ended. There will always be another Marvel film, Star Wars film, DCEU film, but here we are left with a hero, done with his journey, and we simply leave the world. Until the inevitable prequel comes out and slaps that idea in the face because studios love money!!!
Overall, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a perfect cap on a delightful series. I am in love with it. It's all a fan could ever ask for, and experiencing it for the first time was a hell of an experience. I tried to think of a legitimate negative, but I just couldn't. I can't believe they pulled this off, I truly cant. I'm in awe.