Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows Pt II Review-ish (minor spoiler?)

So I went and saw the final Harry Potter this last weekend and thought it was really great! Granted I haven’t read that book in years, so that may have been the reason I thought it was so good. There were a couple of things of course that didn’t mesh with the book, but I understand in movies, sometimes you just gotta make a change.

It was nice seeing some of the old faces but sadly it was just that. Luna barely had any lines and I don’t think Tonks had any, and I know they had parts in the last half of the book. Wasn’t really thrilled about that, those being two of my more favorite characters.

Still, I had a great time and the movie hit me all over my emotional map. I was laughing and crying all throughout the movie, especially at the end. There is one scene in particular that struck me, and I don’t think it was in the book. I am not sure if they intended it in the film, but it was really poignant.

*possible spoiler below*
The scene is where Snape is dying after being attacked by Nagini, and he’s lying there and Potter comes in. In the film, there’s a moment where Snape looks up into Harry’s eyes and they hold that gaze for a moment. Just watching that scene touched me so deep. I realized that Snape’s final sight as he lay dying was Lily’s eyes. It was just so touching I immediately just burst into tears. I honestly don’t know if that was in the book or not, but I must have missed it if so. I thought it was incredibly well done. It really drove things home for me.

The scenes from Snapes memory of he and Lily were nice and fairly well done. They did leave some out and I wasn’t too sure on the children they had for those parts.

I was really happy to see Gary Oldman show up, even if for a scene. Yum yum. 🙂 I like Oldman AND Sirius Black, so that was nice.

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