The Harry Potter books and films have been a cultural event of the first degree for many years.
The movies had screenplays for each sequel that became more mature as the child actors grew up before our eyes. This evolution provided a successful formula that is fully realized in the final chapter of the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry with great screen presence. His long-awaited showdown with the evil Lord Voldemort is the driving centerpiece of the plot. But his interaction with fellow wizards played by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint continues the coming-of-age saga that appeals to so many viewers.
The first-rate special effects are eye-popping. But they exist in service to an exciting story with dynamic twists and turns that shine light on many events in the previous films. It's a darker and more serious adventure than the others. But the magic and emotion of this final episode will entertain true fans and ordinary movie buffs alike.