Rated: PG-13

Distributed By:

Warner Bros.

Directed by:

David Yates

Starring:

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter; Emma Watson as Hermione Granger; Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley; Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley; Alan Rickman as Prof. Severus Snape; Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

In the last installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry, Ron and Hermione were moving from place to place, attempting to locate and destroy the seven horcruxes, objects in which Voldemort has hidden pieces of his soul. Now the end draws near. As Voldemort becomes more and more powerful, Harry, Ron and Hermione are in a race against time to unravel the final mysteries that might help them in a final showdown. It's a quest that plunges the threesome into the heart of Gringotts Bank and into a secret room at Hogwarts.

Armed with the most powerful wand in existence, Voldemort and his minions march on Hogwarts to, for once and for all, stamp out good. But as the battle draws near, Harry discovers a secret: the key to destroying Voldemort.

The main theme in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is sacrifice. Everyone who sides with Harry—from Ron and Hermione to students and professors at Hogwarts—risk everything to confront the evil Voldemort. And Harry makes the most significant sacrifice of all.

There is no surprise that there are mounds of magic in this latest installment, much of it used in wand-to-wand combat between good and evil. The battle scenes—and there are many—are full of graphic violence. Many characters on both side of the battle are wounded and some are killed. Several characters use foul language.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the capstone film in a series that has captured audiences for a decade. Harry Potter’s journey, on one hand, is a tale of bravery, hope, sacrifice and redemption. On the other hand, as is true in the other films, the characters' fascination with witchcraft, along with seeking guidance from the dead, leads them into spiritually dangerous waters. There are many dark and scary things about this film—so many that it may be wise just to steer clear.

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