Part 2 has action from the get-go: the robbery to Gringotts, the return to Hogwarts, the final battle... there was never a dull moment. The revelation of Snape as an ally was quite a twist (for those who hadn't read the books) and the scene in the luminous train station with Dumbledore and that creepy corps was outstanding. All in all, a very satisfying way to wrap up one of my all-time favourite film sagas.
The final chapter of Harry Potter saga. As a final chapter, this movie must give a satisfying ending and a good conclusion. As a matter of fact, Deathly Hallows Part 2 succeed to give those. They said there were some changes from the book. Well, I haven't read the book yet. Honestly, I feel sad when this saga ended. IMO, this movie is a goodbye. Watching Harry Potter 1-8 is like watching a children, become an adult..
Inevitably, the proverbial sh*t had to hit the fan. And when it does, for the first 90 minutes or so, this is great spectacle - then it just kinda putters to a stop. At some point, it forgot there were people hidden behind the flying rubble, or, it simply lost sight of the narrative purpose of the items it refers to in its title. In any event, the limping climax puts a damper on what should have been miraculous.
Youth Against Fascism: Or a bunch of people on the side of "good" fighting an arbitrary representation of "bad". Honestly I shouldn't submit myself to fantasy, too many questions - what's the evolutionary basis of a goblin etc. This one throws out ideas THICK and by this point I'm more than a little confused. Lucky my Potter-head roomies helped me out. Nice people, a little too vague on their ideologies though.