Friday, August 19, 2011

Harry Potter 7b

Since being introduced to the books several years ago, I definitely had a fondness for the Potter-universe that I didn't expect before having cracked open book one.

Not being one to constantly compare movies with the source material, I've enjoyed the book series and the movie series as separate entities since the films began. No movie will ever be able to fully capture the book it was based on. The sooner we all accept that fact, the sooner we can all enjoy going to the movies.

Splitting the last Harry Potter book into two films was a great idea. They were able to get more of the source material in and all of us who read the books were grateful for that.

The movie itself was an enjoyable conclusion to the series, as was the book. Yeah, some deaths and sadness, but also a solid finale for the saga.

One of my favorite parts of both the book and film series was the character Neville Longbottom. He may have been author J.K. Rowling's finest accomplishment. Developing from a minor character that was just a sad, pathetic, nerdy little kid, Neville became an integral part of the story at several points and really was one of the most well-written characters from the whole series.

Overall, the last installment took some of the best elements of the previous films and brought a satisfying close to one of the most beloved children's stories of the modern age.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 gets an A-
--John Berry, online editor--


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