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It’s 15 years since JK Rowling ’s first Harry Potter
novel hit bookstores and became the must-read
novel of the tween set. In the ensuing years Harry,
Hermione and Ron became three of the most be-
loved fictional characters to ever appear in print and
arch nemesis Voldemort the most hated villain.
When word first came out a decade ag o that the
books would be turne d into a series of feature films,
fans were initially sceptical – how would the magic
of Hog war ts ever be capture d on celluloid? However
the creative team behind the movies proved the mag-
ic could be translated from pag e to scre en and soon
enough the Harry Potter films be came as eag erly an-
ticipated as the next Potter novel...
This month, the series finally comes to comple-
tion with the final instalment of Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows landing on screen – and it is
with mixed sadness and excitement that fans lined
up all over the globe to get their final fix.
And what a finale! While some critics lament-
ed the slow pace of the first Deathly Hallows film,
there is no such lag here – the action barrels along
to its ine vitable conclusion – the final battle for
Hog warts and the death of either You Know
Who or our hero Harr y.
By this time, our thre e leads, Harr y, (Daniel Rad-
cliffe) Hermione, (Emma, Watson) and Ron (Ruper t
Grint) have become old hands – they know their
characters inside out and deliver finely nuanced per-
formances. They are adeptly assisted by a cast of reli-
able British actors who are equally at home in their
roles by now. Equally, no exp ense has been spare d to
make the various battle scenes and chase sequences
look realistic yet it is smaller more intimate moments
betwe en characters that give this film its real hear t...
A fitting conclusion to a g reat series!
Teen assassins seem to be having something of a
re vival these days with two films featuring youth-
ful killers set for the big screen in the coming
months. The first of which is this chase thriller,
Hanna, by Joe Wright starring two of Australia’s
favourite actors, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett.
Bana plays Erik a former CIA ag ent who spe-
cialised in wetwork. Saoirse Ronan is Hanna –
Erik’s hapless daughter who has spent her youth
having her skills honed to take her place as an
assassin. The sixteen year old Hanna is eag er to
commence her care er as a g un for hire but Dad is
reluctant – when finally circumstances converg e
so that Erik and Hanna must par t ways. Hanna is
ready to take on the world – and the world obliges
delivering Hanna into the clutches of Cate Blan-
chett’s male volent ag ent Marissa Wiegler who has
plans for Hanna... evil plans.
Dire ctor Joe Wright aims high, imbuing the
film with a high moral ground and an emotional
intensity, and the action segments definitely kick
thing s up a notch. The cast are all strong – Blan-
chett makes for a droll villain and Ronan is ex-
tremely committed to her role, building upon the
promise she showed in Atonement.
Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows Part 2
Director: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan
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