Movie of the Week: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Almost ten years after watching the first Harry Potter movie  and half a year after watching part 1 we finally made it to the cinema today to watch the grand finale: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. My expectations were of course high.

While the first part stayed mostly true to the book the second part has been turned into an epic battle. It reminds me a bit of Return of the Jedi: after an initial action sequence and a short reprieve a one and a half hour final showdown begins. It  is full of action but still manages to find time for the important moments from the book although some details get lost of course.

Overall the movie is exciting but manages to slow down for the moving moments. It delivers the grand finale that I was waiting for.