Date watched: Thursday 3rd August 2017

Format: DVD

Year released: 2011

First time watching?: Don’t be silly

From IMDb: “Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.”

I remember watching this movie for the first time at a midnight screening in an IMAX cinema. It was my first midnight screening and my first IMAX experience … still my only IMAX experience to date. It marked the end of an era.

I am a huge Potterhead: Ravenclaw and proud. I have memories of being picked on in school for having Harry Potter themed stationary, and still my love for Hogwarts has never once wavered.

Also, this isn’t really a review. Just a chance for me to gush about Harry Potter 🙂

This is the final movie in the epic Harry Potter saga; I’m so glad they split the final book into two parts. There is so much importance contained within the pages of the book and it does the novel justice as a cinematic representation of the works.

It is dark, and the bulk of the movie is taken up with the epic battle that takes place in the grounds of Hogwarts. Of course, none of us suspect everyone to make it to the end of the battle, but I’ll confess J.K. did kill off pretty much every single one of my favourite characters. I remember being a bawling wreck the first time I saw this movie (the same as when I read the book).

The magic of Harry Potter is just as wonderful as it always has been. I’m writing this … non review I guess … at twenty nine and still gushing about Hogwarts. I don’t think that’ll ever change. I’m so happy we have movies on top of the books; it means there’s just that little bit more of the world to immerse ourselves in. The release of the “Fantastic Beasts” movies is super exciting to be going forward with.

I love how far all the actors have come by this movie. They’ve all matured into fantastic young performers, and its just wonderful to see them holding their own opposite amazing experienced talent like Alan Rickman (RIP) and the spectacular Maggie Smith.

Harry Potter all the way. A fantastic final movie for the series.

My rating: (A very biased) 8/10