The Harry Potter in us: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 review

“DO NOT pity the dead, Harry, pity the living. Above all, pity those who live without love. By returning you may ensure that fewer souls are maimed and fewer families are torn apart. If that seems to you a worthy goal, then we say goodbye for the present.” – Albus Dumbledore

I am not a Harry Potter fan. I haven’t read a single book and that is probably the reason why no one would ever hear me ranting about film-not-the-same-as-the-book cliché most people would normally do. However, I was able to watch all eight films and must say that it is indeed an epic for this generation.

Screw these culture and tradition-freaks saying this ain’t good as it tackles wizardry or witchcraft or whatever they want to call it. This is film, for Christ’s sake!

It was also fortunate that I was able to watch the only Harry Potter 3D film on the world’s larget LG iMax Theather in Sydney, Australia. Giving credits to the film itself, watching in 3D is merely an ‘additional’ icing on the cake. I am not in any way saying that it was not worth 3D-watching, but the film itself boasts of superb execution of, well, errr… almost everything!

Harry Potter series twisted the moviegoers’ perception of evil — as most films depict the evil force as something so powerful it can never be stopped, giving viewers an impression that evil is something that cannot be defeated.

The Deathly Hallows part 2 showed that the dark force, no matter how powerful it may seem, is:

1. Succeptible to pain. It is many times showed that Lord Voldemort felt pain each time a part of his soul dies. From the cup, the Ravenclaw item, and the snake, it has been shown that you-know-who also feel pain, like Harry Potter.

2. Emanating fear. The part where Lord Voldemort walked back and asked the snake to follow him “to keep him safe” was precious. This would probably be my favorite scene. It is not always that we see in big screen movies that villains try to keep themselves alive for they are always portrayed of being “undestructible.”

3. Something that we can all overcome. The last film is full of hope. It gave us the twist of Harry Potter becoming stronger, and Lord Voldemort becoming weaker.

The vulnerability of Lord Voldemort, for me, made the film something extraordinary, different, and one which we would be able to teach the younger generation: “Evil, no matter how hard to resist, can be defeated.”  We are all Harry Potter(s), fighting each of our own evil within. This is Xy, #breakingthesilence.


Lord Voldemort photo is broken from here.

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