Spoiler alert if you haven’t read the book.A certain kind of excitement surges through your veins when a relationship reaches its peak. A similar emotion crept in me since the promos of the latest edition (which also happens to be the last) of Harry Potter series came out. This was going to be the end of my relationship with the series that started 10 years ago when the first movie released. But it was only 5 years back that I grew fond of the books as well.
So, after a sleepless night (like the ones you have a day before the school picnic) I was finally face to face with some of my favorite characters of the literary world.
Harry Potter and the deathly hallows Part 2 starts from where the part 1 ended. Voldemort (its not you-know-who anymore as Professor McGonagall says “call him Voldemort, he will try to kill you anyway”) finds the Elder Wand and its Harry whom he wants now. Harry on the other hand is busy looking for the rest of the horcruxes with Ron and Hermoine. The trio goes on a roller coaster ride at the Gringotts, escapes on a fire breathing dragon and reaches Hogwarts for the final showdown. To be honest, my eyes got a bit moist watching Harry reunite with his fellow Gryffindors.
The beloved school of magic is attacked by Voldemort and his followers who have to fight Harry, his team and ‘The Order of the Phoenix’. Amongst many expelliarmus, crucios and avada kedavra Hogwarts witnesses the biggest duel of its time between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.
The war ends with Dark Lord’s death. While we cheer to that, there’s pain of losing the best ones too (Fred Weasley, Remus Lupin). Severus Snape, to everyone’s surprise, turns out to be a nice guy but is sadly killed by Voldemort. Molly Weasley’s attack on the notorious Bellatrix Lestrange is worth a clap. Neville Longbottom comes out to be a hero this time as he kills the Nagini with Gryffindor’s sword. I missed Hagrid in the first half but makes for his absence when he carries the dead Harry in his arms.
The last film is a great end to a brilliant journey. Kudos to David Yates for the great work. I just love the way he turned the kiddy movie into a dark fantasy since he made the 4th part (Harry Potter and the goblet of fire). Although the end where we see the 36 years old Daniel Radcliffe and others is a little disappointing and you rather leave the theater before ’19 years later’ flashes on the screen.
Although there wont be any potion classes to mess with and no quiddich matches to look forward to yet the end couldn’t be any better.