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Monday, July 18, 2011
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily com
Fans bid Potter adieu on the silver screen

'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' features what
Potterheads love most about the wizard world
By Emily Boudreau I Daily Arts Writer

About 13 years ago, a seemingly
ordinary boy (apart from the light-
ning scar on his forehead) inhabited
a cupboard
under the
stairs at * **
number four
Privet Drive. Harry Potter
Of course, he and the Deathly
was anything
but ordinary. Hallows: Part 2
He led a gen- At Quality16
eration into and Rave
a world of
strange incan- Warner Bros.
tations, choc-
olate frogs
and Quidditch. In the final install-
ment of the "Harry Potter" series,
the boy-who-lived-under-the-stairs
is long gone, replaced by a brood-
ing young man with a patchy beard.
The fanciful world that Harry .Pot-
ter introduced millions of children

to is under siege.
Lord Voldermort is not the only
threat, however. For simple muggle
folk, "Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows: Part 2" is the end. But,
really, the end of what? The last
book came out a few years ago.
What makes this movie so spe-
cial, so significant as to have lines
outside movie theaters that twist
around the block, packed with
20-something-year-olds dressed
in costumes who leave the theater
two-and-a-half hours later with
tear-stained faces?
After all, the vast majority of
people who will see the movie have
read the books and, therefore, know
how the struggle between Harry
and Voldemort ends in the wizard-
ing world. It's certainly not the plot
itself that has caused "Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
to have the largest ever single day

COURTESY OF WARNER BROS.
"Fuck y'all. I'm Rupert Grint. You can't scare me."
gross. cial effects. Daniel Radcliffe still It has been said that "Harry Pot-
Indeed, in many ways, the final can't act all that well and seems ter" belongs to a generation. Argu-
movie is guilty of all the same flaws to have eaten a Bertie Bott's Every ably, he doesn't belong to just any
as the others. Parts are left out Flavor Bean that doesn't agree with generation. It's a generation that
and other aspects are put in. Far him every time his scar twinges. has lived through Sept. 11, a genera-
too much time is devoted to a ride And yet, no one could really have tion that must make its way through
through Gringots to showcase spe- asked for a better finale. See POTTER, Page 10

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