And so it ends – a decade of escaping to the magical world of Harry Potter…

As passionate as I am about the Harry Potter series, I don’t know where to begin today. The most successful film franchise in history ended with a bang! I smile as I think of moments throughout the movie when audiences would clap because a scene brought out of the best of viewers’ emotions. Usually I write about the movie itself but when it comes to Harry Potter one can’t help but give it a personal touch. I remember picking up the first book ten years ago. Life was never the same after that. The wizarding world of Harry Potter and his friends became my escape from the real world.  In 2001 the books come alive on the big screen and the fan base grew stronger and more global.

I still don’t know how anyone can not love the concept of this series. It is magical in every aspect of the word. Loyalties are tested, friendships grow stronger, fears transform into courage and good triumphs over evil…  A+ in every aspect!  Never have I felt so strongly about any book or movie in my life! Readers, rest assured this girl will own the set of books and DVDs when possible. J

The Deathly Hallows II is everything the fans expect and then some. Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) and Prof. McGonagall (Maggie Smith) play pivotal roles in this segment and it was wonderful to watch them on-screen. Neville as usual brings some comic relief amidst the darkest hours at Hogwarts (or what remains of it). Voldemort is evil as evil can be and the last scene between him and Harry will be engrained in the hearts and minds of every fan!

The transformation of Hogwarts over the years from visually colorful and a happy place to a dark and gloomy, almost haunted place is striking to say the least. Deatheaters hover over the school, students march in line under the mastership of Snape. Powerful visuals, emotionally rendering background scores, and enthralling performances leave you wanting more.

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have given the world something to remember and these names will never be forgotten.

Stay tuned for an in-depth review!

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