Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 shows legendary Harry draw on his personal power, courage and love. David Yates directs.
Magical fantasy concludes
Action, adventure and fantasy triumph in the epic finale based on J. K. Rowling’s novels. Harry proves his manhood amidst pain and loss, splendor and mystery.
Harry discovers a terrifying secret about his connection to Lord Voldemort, the most evil and powerful wizard of all. Dangerous adventures await him, and the stakes have never been higher.
A path with heart
The hero uses his personal power with wisdom and heart. Beyond spells, potions and wand skills, Harry and his friends have learned to use their wizardry for good. Here he shows mercy to those who have hurt him.
Harry’s homecoming at the Hogwarts School reveals that he is an inspiration for a new generation of wizards. Harry and friends have become way showers both on and off screen for millions. The films are part of a pop phenomenon and stunning commercial success based on character and bravery.
History of the series
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) first appeared together in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001). In HP7, Part 2 Radcliffe gives a solid performance as mayhem unfolds. Grint and Watson reveal deeper dimensions within Ron and Hermione.
Chris Columbus directed the first two movies in the series with a tenderness that honored childhood. Now director David Yates integrates grim realities and dangers into many dark scenes. The frontier between life and death is crossed again and again. Steve Kloves wrote most of the screenplays, including this one.
Awesome Brit actors
British superstars help make the Harry Potter films rich and memorable, ensuring their place in movie history. Ralph Fiennes plays fearsome, evil Lord Voldemort. Alan Rickman is never better as enigmatic Professor Severus Snape. Professor Albus Dumbledore is resurrected by Michael Gambon, while his brother Aberforth is played by Ciaran Hinds.
Helena Bonham Carter lends cackling menace to Bellatrix Lestrange. Maggie Smith saves the day as Professor Minerva McGonagall. John Hurt plays Ollivander. Evanna Lynch returns as Luna Lovegood. Tom Felton portrays dark mischief as Draco Malfoy. The impressive list goes on.
Powerful cinematography by Eduardo Serra, magnificent production design by Stuart Craig, Alexandre Desplat’s original music, and many visual effects, costume and makeup artists enhance the glory of this finale.
Scenes from past Harry Potter films add majesty to this ultimate chapter.
Life. Death. Love. Family. Immortality. These characters share a history together, and so do we.
Stars’ careers develop
Radcliffe will star in the horror thriller The Woman in Black (2012). Grint will star in another horror thriller Cross Country (2011), and next year in the dramas Wartime Wanderers and Comrade.
Watson will star in the BBC drama My Week with Marilyn (2011) and a romantic drama, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). (5 out of 5 stars)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 / PG-13 / 2 hours, 10 min
Cast Overview: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciaran Hinds, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman
Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, David Bradley, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Gemma Jones, Dave Legeno, Miriam Margolyes, Helen McCrory, Nick Moran, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Clemence Poesy, Timothy Spall, Natalia Tena, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Mark Williams
Director: David Yates
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure