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‘Shame’, ‘Masterpiece’: What did viewers think of the last Harry Potter in 2011?

Back in 2011: What Internet users thought about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 by J.K. Rowling’s magical saga ending on release date? Checking out period reviews, here’s the movie’s reception according to AlloCiné internet users.

On that day, the audience came out with stars in their eyes and ratings too: 116 out of 235 votes, or almost half, rated the movie 5 out of 5 and 61 out of 4 out of 4.5 stars!

For babou2chou, for example, there is a movie “Stunning with brilliant special effects. However, very dark and therefore not recommended for children under 10. A really beautiful finale. A beautiful saga that comes to an end.” cindrellaaa confirms it’s pretty sure it’s the eighth opus “Best of Saga”offers “An End Worthy of the Name”. Clearly knowledgeable about the literary work, he wrote that it is “The Most Faithful of the Book” and “The final battle is really successful”.

However, even today, criticism of the film’s lack of fidelity to the book it was inspired by makes up 16% of comments*, indicating that the film lacks consistency and is not a good adaptation. .

But this is not really highlighted by the reviews published on the day of release. A netizen whose account has now disappeared appeals to fans of the book:

“One of the things I liked was the removal of Dumbledore’s childhood story as well as Harry and Voldemort’s discussion, which will only make the movie longer, lose the rhythm of the chapters for those who haven’t read the book. Everyone who has read the book, why is everyone complaining about removing these two stories? You know the story, what’s the use of having the actors talk when we can move on?” The debate is settled.

24 viewers gave the film a fair rating (3 or 3.5 out of 5), and 16 gave it a 2 or 2.5. Jérémy A specified: “I haven’t read the book. I love the saga, the last opus is beautiful, great pacing 1h 30… except for the ending. It’s pointless, the final confrontation with Voldemort that lasts 30 seconds, no triumphalism over Harry Potter. (…), we never get the impression that he Was above him in terms of magic, even though he’s the ‘chosen one’, all the same. In short, a very flat ending and hugely disappointing.”

Among the very disappointed is Christophe Sylvain Gabriel, who gave the film a miserable 0.5 out of 5 and wrote: “Nothing exciting, extremely disappointed with this final episode. The special effects don’t make up for the lack of surprise. Harry Potter has lost all its magic!” The opinion is shared by Nicholas P., who makes the same remark:

“Oh my, but it was rubbish. It’s no longer an adaptation, it’s a condensed summary of the book, enough for the first failure to understand the plot (if the movies allow…) without thinking. The producer realized that he could make money from it, and so did JK Rowling , it’s been done. In short, this movie is a shame, among the saga.”

But these few negative opinions are not the majority of fans who praised this latest magical opus. Even today, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is the highest-rated film in the Allociné franchise. In addition, even the worst of the saga is very well appreciated by the Internet users.

Let’s leave the final word to Melanoche, who wrote on July 13, 2011: “Magic will work for many years. Magic will work for 7 books. Magic will work for 8 movies! Today the magic is over, but Harry will be a part of our lives forever!”

* Figures were compiled using an AI-powered tool and 2,100 reviews written by viewers on AlloCiné.

Source: Allocine

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