Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows 2
last night i had the privilege of being one of the first – locally – to watch the final harry potter film, harry potter and the deathly hallows, part 2.
i watched the press screening at the SM mall of asia imax theater with my best friend ginge, as it has been our tradition to watch the HP movies together. we’re both huge fans of the books and the movies, and to be honest, we’d been dreading this end more than anything in the world.
it’s a bit surreal to watch the finale, really; almost like an out-of-body experience. on the one hand you are so happy to be immersed in all its magnificence, but on the other hand your heart is breaking with each scene, each line, each breath you take as you anticipate what’s to come next.
as expected, the film centered more on the whole epic war of good vs. evil. it was thrilling and fantastic and with tearjerkers creeping up every so often.
don’t worry, i’m not going to spoil it for you. but i will say this: everything in the movie is absolutely stellar – from the cast to the special effects. i absolutely loved it, and i am terribly heartbroken now that it’s all over. but i know i can always go back to reading the books, and watching the movies, and there is still pottermore to look forward to.
“hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” – j.k. rowling
so while i am still hungover from watching the harry potter finale, and since there is still a fair amount of time left before i will get to watch it again in the theater, i am left obsessing over this video of the film’s london premiere, in which daniel radcliffe says: we could not have made a better version of this film. it is staggeringly good.
so to all my fellow potterheads: enjoy the film. revel in its brilliance and savor every moment of pure, unadulterated awesomeness. it’s full of it.
Like most important goodbyes, the second—and concluding–chapter of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” has been simultaneously anticipated and dreaded. But now it’s here, and all that matters is this: it’s wonderful. Epic and heartbreaking and just as grand as it needs to be. – NYDailyNews