Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 epic fantasy film and is the second of two films based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the eighth and final instalment in the Harry Potter film series. The story continues to follow Harry Potter‘s quest to bring down his archnemesis Lord Voldemort once and for all. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry’s best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The supporting cast features Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter and Maggie Smith.
After unexpected events at the end of the previous year, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are entrusted with a quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort‘s secret to immortality – the Horcruxes. It is supposed to be their final year at Hogwarts, but the collapse of the Ministry of Magic and Voldemort’s rise to power prevents them from attending. The trio undergo a long adventure with many obstacles in their path including Death Eaters, Snatchers, the mysterious Deathly Hallows and Harry’s connection with the Dark Lord’s mind becoming ever stronger.
After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Lord Voldemort. However, now that the Dark Lord has obtained the yet unbeatable Elder Wand, he aims to complete his final stage to ultimate power and launches an attack on Hogwarts School, where the trio return for one last stand against the dark forces that threaten to take over the Wizarding and Muggle worlds.
As a footnote, my Auntie and I went to this movie, and after being shocked at the prices for admission to a 3D movie (neither of us like the marginal effects of 3D, especially measured against the inconvenience of wearing glasses that dim the screen, and restrict the view) we were both driven to distraction by the surrounding audience who talked the whole way through and laughed as if it was a comedy! Eventually my Aunt snapped, but too little too late. I am not sure that I will be rushing back to the cinemas in Muscat again…