A decade after the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
, and even longer since the publication of the first Potter
novel, the forces responsible for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
had a daunting task on their hands in giving this epic series the finale it deserves. Whether casual filmgoers or Potter
superfans, audiences are emotionally invested in the franchise and its characters in a way that is truly unique. To their credit, screenwriter Steve Kloves and director David Yates have allowed the movies to grow in both style and emotional complexity, mirroring the books’ original storyline as well as the real-life tr...