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4.0 out of 5 stars Followed the Book Better
I found that this movie followed the book better then some of the previous movies. There are many details included in the movie that are in the story. Overall, the movie is enjoyable. I did feel that more emphasis on the middle of the book was needed, rather then focusing so much on the end. The ending of the movie was sad and you can feel the emotion of the whole...
Published on Oct. 20 2011 by M. McDonald
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad copy!
To start off I was really happy that I got my order so quick, it came in less then a week. Then I opened it! The case was in bad shape the dvd was strached and there was some sort of dotty mess all over the disc and it said on the sight (like new)....I paid over $10 bucks for this copy... Not happy!!! could have gotten a brand new copy from Walmart for 5 dollars more.
Published 19 months ago by RedTanya
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,
5.0 out of 5 stars HP doesn't disappoint.,
This review is from: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) (Blu-ray)This movie doesn't disappoint. I highly recommend this movie and product. I read this book three times and while no movie can match a book's content this movie along with Part One does the Harry Potter franchise proud. This movie would be a great addition to anyone's movie library.
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows The Films: Love Is All You Need.,
My long held pet peeve that the Harry Potter movies were being too crunched for time, causing favourite moments to be truncated or exorcised completely. While they got better with handling and translating the material as the films progressed, the natural story, characters, and flow of the Harry Potter universe is much better suited to this dual movie treatment. Still holding out for a perfect world where it all would have been a television series. But back to our shared reality. And for the sake of clarity and time, I shall be taking them on as a whole unit here.
With the freedom of movement inherent in these two films, we get the truest journey of Harry yet. Starting at the beginning, with Harry departing the Dursleys, and seeing his heartbreak over the first home he has ever remembered. Moving onto the escape plan, followed by J.K. pummeling us with a terrifying battle with deadly consequences, we see the true cost of this war. Beloved friends die. Injuries befall the innocent. Distrust infiltrates ranks. Healing occurs from the impending wedding at The Burrow. Love heals hurt. The bliss is short lived, as Voldemort finally wins and the Hogwarts Three embark on a life on the run.
All the plot set-up in the first part makes way for the emotional core of this second part. Harry and Hermione and Ron have issue and thoughts that demand to be sorted, dealt with, and expelled. And this is the wise place that J.K. has constructed to facilitate this. Stresses and emotions are pushed and tested, starting at Sirius's place and continuing unabated when they are wandering endlessly in the woods. Fractures wedged to the surface by Voldemort split them up in a scene so harrowing it feels like a limb has been unceremoniously shedded. The anger caused by Ron is temporarily alleviated by a jig Harry initiates with Hermione, showing that the magic of dance can bring laughter back. Even if only for a moment. These friends have had their quarrels and petty disputes, but this time of disarray will eventually strengthen them. As Dumbledore knew they would.
Side trips for the locket, with a half crazed, half horrific, look inside the Ministry of Magic make up one action set piece here, while an abduction to dark and gloomy Malfoy Manor brackets as another action segment. The cuteness of Dobby meeting kindred spirit Luna is inspired, but this oasis of perfection is interrupted by Hermione's torture. We never saw what was done to her in the book. But here we see the filthy racial word sliced into her flesh forever. I cringe, and still do to this day, at that evil.
And now we enter the much anticipated breaking point for this first part. I steered myself free and clear of any hints or clues of what dramatic event would provide the emotional impact for this ending. But with the escape from Malfoy Manor, I guessed the death of Dobby being the moment. All the pain and hurt this caused in the book fills these scenes. Dobby dies in Harry's arms. A friend who saved a friend. And vice versa. The littlest casualty of this war has been exacted. We feel for Harry. This never should have happened.
The next part of Deathly Hallows picks up with Dobby being mourned. And rightfully so. It would have been nice if the full funeral showcased in the book was utilized here, to properly pay tribute to Dobby, but for some reason this was not done. We next see the Gringotts affair, which never caught my attention, but was adequately addressed here. The real meat of this movie is the infamous The Battle Of Hogwarts, beautifully written and choreographed in the book, and brought to terrifying life on the screen. Neville shows his mettle, fulfilling the promise I saw in him right from Philosopher's Stone. Neville really could have done it in four books. With smelling hearts we see the DA and the Order uniting behind Harry in a truly inspirational show of support. Harry earned their loyalty through friendship. Voldemort steals loyalty through fear. The differences are even more marked here. Another reason Harry will win in the end.
The emotional whammy from the Pensieve with Harry facing his mortality is immense. Having so much of his life turned sideways, with the realization of Snape's true self, and the stunning surprise of Dumbledore's duplicity, it is a wonder Harry holds it together. But thankfully he gets strength with the Resurrection Stone, providing us with a touching moment of love. Hands up all those who cried. I know I did.
After some last minute explanations, we have the beautiful speech by Neville to rally the troops and speak the truth. Invented by the movie to make up for the lack of previous fantastic Neville deeds being explored onscreen, this is the perfect spot to launch the final bone crunching battle. Calling Voldemort Tom all along this lopsided fight was a great way for Harry to put this erstwhile Lord in his place. He is nothing but a little boy with delusions of grandeur bullying his way through life. And Harry calls him on it. How much has changed since the ending of Goblet. Harry wins, as was preordained by the love he surrounds himself with. Tom dies because of the hate he enthralls himself with. Simple emotions provides the solution here. As it should be.
With the fadeout on the decimated bridge, we depart the Hogwarts Three in this timeline. Just like the wonderful book, the joys of this glimpse forward are so tangible. We see all is right and true and loving with Harry. A happy ending for all. Thank you J.K. It was a journey of love.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good,
This review is from: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) (Blu-ray)Fast delivery, even though it had been used, it is like brand new! I haven't had a chance to watch the movie yet, but the case and everything looks very decent, maybe a small crack in the case but that's nothing. I'm happy with what I got!
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Harry!!!,
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad copy!,
5.0 out of 5 stars Packaging issue but good movie,
This review is from: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) (Blu-ray)Arrived and the case was damaged however since it is such a hassle to send back I didnt bother. The discs still work so thats all that really matters to me. This was a good movie and a good ending to the series.
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter,
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic,
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The purchase was seemless, delivery was way better than expected. Extremely satisfied with the DVD. Would most certainly buy again from this seller
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't like Harry Potter,
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) (Blu-ray - 2011)
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