Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The final installment in the boy wizard series sends the franchise off with solid pyrotechnics and emotional punch. Part 2, obviously, picks up where Part 1 left off, with Lord Voldemort (a creepy-as-all-hell Ralph Fiennes) ready to shred Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in his pursuit of one Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe, now a legitimate actor). Harry and his cohorts are out and about searching for the Horcruxes, the objects that must be destroyed in order to defeat The Man With No Nose. It all leads to a final showdown at Hogwarts that has a rather high death count. This is not a kid’s movie. Some of the novel’s subplots and characters, like Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), get a little slighted with this film, but that’s because the movie couldn’t be 10 hours long. One of the better films in the series, although my favorite remains Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.