In the final movie installment of the multi-billion dollar media hit that is Harry Potter, the main characters really come to life and mature in this fine action film. The fulfilling end is realized with amazing cinematography and special effects; it’s important to note that while this is a heavily special effects laden film, the added movie magic didn’t detract from the story at all and fit in perfectly.
Even the obviously 3D shots worked well on a 2D screen. They did such a good job on the 2D version, and were allowed to plan fully for 3D with the final film, that I’m sure those results will translate well.
The soundtrack was a fantastic emotional roller coaster that kept pace with the film. John Williams may score incredibly well, but Alexandre Desplat delivered a rewarding accompaniment to the top notch acting by this troupe we’ve seen through thick and thin. The entire cast performed perfectly, but the standouts were definitely Harry (Radcliffe), Snape (Rickman) and Voldemort (Fiennes) in his final up and down journey to his end. Don’t get me wrong, the rest of the cast was excellent, but they really were all relegated to supporting cast members for this installment – pretty much just like the book.