Final Harry Potter film is ‘monumental cinema’
First review of Deathly Hallows Part II praises acting of Radcliffe, Grint and Watson (with video)
With the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II barely 24 hours away, fans are already camping in Trafalgar square with their wands and cloaks at the ready. And according to the first review of the final film of the franchise, they're not going to be disappointed.
"This is monumental cinema, awash with gorgeous tones," writes Philip Womack in the Telegraph. It carries "an ultimate message that will resonate with every viewer, young or old: there is darkness in all of us, but we can overcome it."
Womack continues: "Perhaps the greatest triumph of this final film is its ability to overcome the deficiencies of J K Rowling's writing. In the last Harry Potter volume, she failed singularly to muster the epic feel needed… But [director David] Yates here transmutes it into a genuinely terrifying spectacle."
Womack has warm words for the film's starring trio, whose acting talents have developed along with their characters. "Radcliffe's erstwhile plankishness has transformed into a heroic stoicism; Watson has perfected the requisite winsome, fearful look, panting and gasping with the best of them; and even Grint can now do 'emotional', pulling off a big scene in which one of his brothers is slain."
If Womack's praise is shared by his fellow critics, Harry Potter is all set to go out with a bang. ·
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