Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates from a screenplay by Steve Kloves.
The film is the second of two installments based on J. K. Rowling’s 2007 novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It is the eighth and final installment in the Harry Potter film series, as well as the sequel to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. (2010).
The story concludes Harry Potter’s quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes in order to put an end to him once and for all.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Ending Explained
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final film in the Harry Potter series, saw Voldemort defeated and Hogwarts triumphant, but it left some questions unanswered, such as why Harry didn’t die and why he snapped the Elder Wand.
Because the majority of the film focused on the Battle of Hogwarts, the scenes were filled with suspense, grief for the loss of some major characters, and eagerness for Harry to win the duel with Voldemort. Despite their tragic journey, the Golden Trio had a happy ending.
The Deathly Hallows Part 2 came to a close as the flash forward ended and the final shot zoomed out of King’s Cross Station with Harry, Hermione, and Ron waving goodbye to their children.
The final scenes of the third act of the film revealed the true meaning behind many major moments, such as why Harry Potter did not die after Voldemort’s killing curse, and why the Horcrux was destroyed instead.
The audience needed to understand the deeper meaning behind similar key events, such as the moment Harry threw away the Elder Wand, which could have been his superpower, and why he ended up naming his son Severus Snape, the professor who mistreated him throughout his time at Hogwarts.
The deeper meaning behind these scenes is revealed at the end of The Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Review
“It all comes to an end,” says the poster slogan. Of course, this is a potentially grim statement of the obvious, but the Potter saga could hardly have ended on a better note.
The franchise has restored the essential magic to the Potter legend, which had begun to sag and drift in recent films, zapping us all with a cracking final chapter that looks far superior to CS Lewis’s The Last Battle or JRR Tolkien’s The Return of the King.
It’s dramatic, spectacular, and tremendously exciting, easily justifying the decision to split the previous book in two.
With a final confrontation between Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) and our young hero, and the sensational revelation of Harry’s destiny, which Dumbledore had been keeping a secret from him, the Harry Potter series finds its groove again.
I was on the edge of my seat in the final courtyard scene when stout-hearted young Neville Longbottom (a scene-stealer from Matthew Lewis) steps forward to denounce the dark lord.
And what can I say when, in that final “coda,” the middle-aged Harry Potter gently hugs his little boy before sending him off for his first term at Hogwarts – well, what can I say? I believe there was something in my eye.