Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

The end is finally here. It's taken us 10 years and 8 movies to get to this point, and it was quite a ride along the way. Things pick up more or less right where they left off, Harry and his friends are planning out how to go about finding the remaining horcruxes and destroying them, but not before having to take care of some somber details in burying Dobby. It's no easy task at this point and getting to the last horcruxes means having to return to Hogwarts, which is currently under the control of Lord Voldemort and his minions.

If you're like me, you've been waiting for a whole bunch of loose ends to get tied up and resolved. Followers of the book series have known this for some time of course, and we movie freaks thank you for not trying too hard to spoil it for us! Also, if like me, you were beginning to wonder where all the magic was, you won't be disappointed as nobody is holding back now. If you've seen the trailers, you already know the whole thing is pretty epic. Trust me, the trailers don't do it justice. Finally, we get to see wizards in their unleashed forms.

Don't worry though, it's not all wall to wall magic flying everywhere either. There's plenty of good solid plot and story telling to be had as well as we follow Harry's struggle to bring an end to Voldemort's curse and it's association with his own life. Some moral dilemmas to be had, friendships to strain and strengthen, and yes, even love interests to nurture and protect. There's a bit of something for everyone in this movie and it was definitely the right call to split the last story into two parts. The content simply couldn't have been compressed into a single feature length film.

Bottom line: Don't miss this one! A bit of advice though, try to wait another week at least. I tried to get at this last Friday only to be turned away by sold out showings at the 9:20am, AND the 10:40am slots. It's not hard to see how this release has shattered all previous opening weekend release records.

On the Horizon

Provided all goes well, Captain America this weekend.

I'm still waffling on Cowboys & Aliens. If I still have any free tickets left over, I may cash one in for that.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is also coming up fast in August. Trailers for that look really good.

Apollo 18, which appears to have slipped to September, is showing signs of being a dud in the vein of Blair Witch and Cloverfield. Oh well.

And, well, it looks like that's about all there is of value for the remainder of 2011. Not like this summer hasn't been filled with awesome movies though.
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RIP United States of America

July 1776 - November 2012.

       
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