It’s no surprise that I loved it, it was heartbreaking, epic and full of action. But I think I speak for all Potter fans where it was Neville’s transformation from a bumbling side character to a complete hero in the final film which cemented our love for the series.
If anything though, I think David Yates improved on the final book – it wasn’t particularly my favourite – and one subplot that really proved that to me was the inclusion of Neville admitting that he was in love with Luna. This had me squealing in my seat during the movie and the end side glance between them really did it for me. This relationship never came to fruition in the book and I’d like to believe that it’s because Rowling realized that she missed a great opportunity and saw the great chemistry between Evanna Lynch and Matthew Lewis throughout the series.
I mean look at them (above) they’re adorable!
Another thing which I found Yates did amazingly was the revelation of Snape’s true intentions. The acting of Alan Rickman was phenomenal as always and I hope the rumours that he may be nominated for a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination come to fruition. The movie also helped me finally understand Snape’s emotions towards Harry and the fact that the Potter community voted him the Greatest Potter Character of All Time finally made sense to me and I wholeheartedly agree with it (although Harry should’ve been second imo).
I don’t have really any criticisms for the final films, none anyway that greatly annoyed me (maybe perhaps Ron and Hermione’s kiss which I felt was rushed just like in the book) but I just want to end this post with one of my nitpicks of the film series:
I’ll leave my precious readers with a hug from the evil Voldemort,
What did you think of the final HP film? Did it live up to your expectations?