Thanks to TGV Cinemas, I was invited to watch the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) at TGV Cinemas, Sunway Pyramid on Tuesday, 12 July. The cinema was packed with people and even cosplayers dressed up as Hogwarts students and key characters like Bellatrix and Severus Snape.
Photos above taken from CosPlay-FUN.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. In the much-anticipated epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe until Voldemort is defeated. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with the evil Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy
General Release Date: 14 Jul 2011
Running Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman
Director: David Yates
I seriously can’t believe it’s the end. I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan myself but I have read some of the books and watched some of the movies. I did however made a point to watch Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows before watching the movie.
*some spoilers below*
I wont go into the story so much as I know most people would have already read the book but basically after Part 1, we know that Dumbledore has died, thanks to Severus Snake and the Dark Lord Voldemort is growing stronger and amassing his army to get to finally kill Harry Potter and rule over all. Harry Potter on the other hand, is looking for Horcruxes where Voldemort stored pieces of his soul in order to destroy it. The Order of the Phoenix with its dwindling numbers tries to help Harry but how many more people must die before Voldemort will finally be dead and peace returns to the world?
I didn’t get to read the book but I think Part 2 really wrapped things up and answered a lot of questions. Some of the characters were given the back seat so the story is more focused on Harry, Hermione and Ron, which was is what essentially the whole story is all about. But I felt it was a bit too long and also some parts were cliché like the whole “white room” after death experience. Also the ending was rather meh, even if they did follow the book and include the “xx years later” part. Also, they didn’t really show Voldemort dead, just all shriveled up and bloody. So is he dead? And is Snape a bad guy or good guy? Hmm…
At any case, it was an entertaining movie regardless of whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or not. So if you didn’t get to watch it this weekend, make sure to catch it soon! Also do watch Part 1 else you might get a bit lost.
On another note, it’s been a while since I’ve watched movies in TGV Cinemas since the one in 1Utama closed and the nearest one next to me in quite far in Sunway. However, I really like the seats in TGV as its at a sharper slope so the people in front of you don’t block your view. Like I mentioned, the cinema was packed with people, some in creative costumes and the whole place was decorated in a Harry Potter theme complete with nice tickets (pictured above).
Thanks TGV Cinemas for the great experience and ending to a saga!
p/s : I wonder if they’ll be a Part 1 & Part 2 marathon movie night. That would be pretty cool.