As if I haven’t grumbled enough about how preposterously needless Peter Jackson’s undertaking of The Hobbit book into three gratuitously commercialised long-arse movies, the third and final instalment of the franchise The Battle…
Deathly Hallows: Part Two delivers a rousing, grandstanding finale to a franchise that inspired popular imagination. This may not be the best in the series, artistically speaking, but David Yates marshals a film of many plot MacGuffins and gives the Potter phenomenon a worthy, emotionally resonant send-off.
The words ‘epic finale’ have already been tossed around with the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, but with its official teaser trailer sweeping in, it looks like David Yates heightens the stakes and gives this phenomenal franchise the big climax it deserves. That sound you’re hearing now is the legion of fans screaming for 15th of July.
Not so much Burtonesque as shoddy Hollywood plot-picking, roll-calling, re-wrapping moribund mainstream affair. You’d wish Burton haven’t made this for Disney, as it feels like a Narnia déjà vu. Visually exuberant yet aesthetically uninspiring. Count this as another failed stab on Carroll.