Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Directed by:  David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

This was definitely the superior film of the two parts. Except… I can’t be the only one who gets sad at Ralph Fiennes, who played the amazingly evil SS officer in Schindler’s List, reduced to hissing and yelling “KILL HARRY POTTER” while waving a wand around like an idiot? Voldemort really is an ineffective villain for being in such a hugely popular series.

Harry and friends finish finding Voldemort’s evil lucky charms and destroying them in time for him to mount a full-scale attack on the magic school with his army of apparently thousands of evil wizards. There’s a big fight and all the old characters come back for a cameo, but it all comes down to the bad guy and Harry Potter fighting it out. Of course, the good guy wins. What, did you think this was complicated literature?

I admit that I’m just trolling now, but still, this wasn’t the best movie in the world. Thanks to Peter Jackson, the required length of any fantasy battle sequence is an hour and a half, which is about six times longer than you can really get away with while still keeping it interesting. Also, there’s this stupid part where Harry dies and goes to a train station in heaven, but it turns out he didn’t die because the bad guy’s wand didn’t like him very much. That was extremely retarded.

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