Ben Oliver

Take 2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Parts 1 & 2
Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!
April 08 2020 - 21:00 UTC

We watched these two back to back, so I’m talking about them all in one go. It was heavy going across the finish line for me with this franchise, I am definitely done with Harry Potter for another ten or so years.

I have failed to get invested in the story this time around, despite watching all eight films attentively. There’s something missing from the whole thing I can’t quite put my finger on, but as things begin to wrap up it becomes harder and harder to care about what happens.

Nevertheless this is a solid end to the proceedings, and these two films (that should have been one 3 hour epic) are probably the best ones behind The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Harry and Hermione dancing in the eye of the storm is a rare and beautiful moment of truth. 90 seconds in a tent with Nick Cave accomplished more than eight very long films.