Saturday, August 14, 2010

Potter Watch Follow-up: Thought on "Deathly Hallows" Split

So, a few days ago I talked about the place where the two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films are supposed to be split, and I kept focusing on what problems that might bring up, instead of thinking of how perfect an ending for Part 1 it was. I just wanted to spend a bit of time thinking about that, and for those who don't want to know what happens, SPOILER ALERT! What we have closing the first film is the whole Empire Strikes Back sort of ending. Dobby, one of the most lovable characters of the series, dies and Voldemort gains the power of the ultimate weapon by ripping it free of Dumbledore's dead hands. As far as bleak endings go, that's pretty damn amazing, and sets up perfectly for the brutal atmosphere of Part 2.

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