Without a shadow of a doubt my favorite movie would be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two directed by David Yates. The film, released in 2011, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, is an action filled adventure that gives anyone who watches it a magical experience; however, it also teaches many wonderful life lessons, such as, love, friendship, loyalty, and bravery. Since the other movies were so successful, they had a budget of 250 million dollars, but the production was not all about the money, but the impact it was able to make on so many people around the word.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow was the eighth and final movie of the Harry Potter series based on a novel series written by J.K. Rowling. The Harry Potter series is based on a boy who has lost his parents while he is a baby and at a young age finds out he is a wizard. He then attends a wizarding school, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and meets many people who turn into his family, but also has to fight through multiple hardships. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry faces the biggest hardship of all, he must defeat the man the killed his parents, Voldemort. When Harry was a baby Voldemort tried to kill him as well, but unsuccessfully was able to do so. Voldemort was able to kill everyone except Harry. Voldemort was finally as powerful as he needed to be, but good will always conquer evil. Just casually watching the movie, this is what you will pick up from it, but if you pay closer attention it is way more than people waving wands around.
Love. A word that is taught to people around the world since they practically enter the world. This movie gives the lesson of love, but also friendship, loss, bravery, and sacrifice. Friendship is shown throughout the entire series, especially between the three main characters Harry, Ron, and Hermione. They fight in a horrible war and have to go through difficult encounters, but they never leave each other's sides through it all. The whole series is really a great lesson on losing a loved one. Harry loses his parents young and then eventually every fatherly and motherly figure he has ever had, yet Harry ends up defeating Voldemort. It teaches how to deal with grief, remember them, but honor their name. A character named Neville is the nerdy, socially awkward kid at school, but he ends up playing a major role in winning the war. In order to win the needed to kill Voldemorts pet snake, because part of him lived in the snake. The snake was about to kill Ron and Hermione until the timid Neville comes out of nowhere and kills the snake. It shows a person can gain confidence, especially for when its for the people you love most. And lastly, sacrifice. Voldemort threatens to kill everyone, unless Harry goes to Voldemort and will let him take him life. Harry ends up going to save everyone else and Voldemort kills him. Harry does end up coming back to life because the only part that died was part of Voldemort that lived inside of him from the time Voldemort tried to kill Harry as a baby. In the end, good conquered evil and love conquers all.
The actors and the director all do a fantastic job at creating the story. Between the heart put into the characters, and the visual way the portray the movie, it really connects to the audience's hearts. The vision was to do the book justice and make a great final movie to close the series and they did just that,
The movie ended up being a huge success and has only made the franchise larger. There has been other books written on it, theme parks made on the story, and so much more. Harry Potter still sells on average 70 books a day even when the series was completes quite a few years ago. I personally am a huge Harry Potter fan, and the director and cast did a create job at bringing the story to life. I think if you can impact someone's life and teach them valuable lessons through storytelling, it is the best thing in the world. I am in a media class and school so I really appreciate a story that can change someone's life and really radiate life lessons.
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