Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (#100)
In some ways this was the closing of the door on a major part of my childhood. At the same time though, I don’t think anyone who says that can really be the die-hard fan they attest to being. It’s not like Harry Potter’s disappearing - I’m still going to read the books and watch the movies and whatnot. Suffice to say that many tears were shed. However, I was underwhelmed by the picture as a whole. Part 1 was fantastic and I never managed to get the same feeling of tone and emotion with this one. It was more of a 2 hour ending to Part 1 than a picture in its own right. Sections I felt should have been longer were short and vice-versa but I still loved it. Again, so many tears. I also saw it with the worst midnight showing audience I’ve ever encountered, which detracted from what was - for me - a kind of private emotional journey. So I definitely need to see it again (and maybe in 3D!). But I think I loved it more for being the end, not because it was fantastic alone.