Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Director: David Yates
Year Released: 2011
Rating: 1.5

Finally, the decade-long (!) series revolving around those Pesky Kids from Hogwarts and all that Wonderful Magic They Learn is over: Harry, Christ-like, gets to die, come to life, take out Voldemort, save the day, marry a ginger and spawn Little Potters. It appears to be a poignant conclusion for those who took the narrative to heart - to me, it's always been kind of a lark, with computer graphics (and, as with Part I, incredibly dim lighting) replacing character development (again, those that read the books probably connect more with the series than I did, with the movies acting as a kind of Supplement to Rowling's voluminous writing). Now that everyone involved - from the smaller figures to the major ones - is done with this, I can only hope and pray that they use the surplus funds gained from these years and actually focus on more vital and personal things, like making smaller films (Mr. Fiennes, hello), personal projects and stage work (Radcliffe especially).