So the last Harry Potter movie recently came out and I was invited to go to Kingston to see it with my cousin Kyle on opening weekend. Initially we planned on doing it opening night, but neither of us are such strong fans that we wanted to compete with the crazy Potter fans. We went in the early afternoon on the weekend and saw the story close out with a nearly packed room.
Without giving anything away, I must say, it is one of the only Harry Potter movies that I’d consider really good, even for non-Potter fans. There is plenty of drama, suspense, and some great action and comedy beats. Even if you haven’t enjoyed the other movies in the series, it is worth seeing, and while having seen all the other movies is helpful, I don’t know if it is completely necessary for this final foray.
While they don’t give you plenty of back story, or try to build up the characters, it has enough content, story, and things to enjoy without all the history, and the actors have definitely come into their own, and have learned the craft of acting through their journey.
For those people that are big time Potter fans, I doubt you’ll be disappointed either. They wrap up all the stories nicely.
I’ve felt very let down by movies lately, even some of the summer blockbusters turned out to only be “good”, and so it is a pleasure to find a movie that is the eight in a series being able to put out such strong material, a great story, and a closing chapter worth breaking records for.