I was fortunate enough to go to one of the many midnight screenings of this film at the Event Cinenmas (more on that later), and it was well worth it. Deathly Hallows part two makes up for the failure of the first film and then some, going into the past of our beloved characters and following someone other than Harry for a lot of this installment.
Deathly Hallows part one took all of the boring bits from the book and put them into one film. This isn't so much of a bad thing when you think that it means that part two was going to be filled with all of the good bits, but they could have used the slow parts of part one to explain the necessaries of this film that were left out, say Lupins kid and Bill's scar. Nonetheless, the first part is what it is, and part two has now made its way into cinemas around the world.
Where part started with a bang and went downhill fast, part two started slow and then ramped the intencity level up to 11. The scenes in Gringotts were very well done indeed, and I liked the Hermoine/Bellatrix bits the best. Helena Bonham Carter did such a fantastic job not only playing the crazy Bella, but playing someone else playing crazy Bella. There's a reason this woman is famous, kids. Ralph Fiennes is fabulous once more as the dark lord, and Alan Rickman as Snape brought a tear to everyones eye I'm sure. But it's really Matthew Lewis who steals this one, playing the kick ass Neville Longbottom once more. Neville has always been a favourite of mine, and I'm glad they did right by him until the end. It was great to see Neville as leader for a change, rallying the troops and basically being a heck of a lot more awesome than Harry. No offence to the Harry lovers out there, but it's clear that he may have power on his side but Neville has all of the heart.