i watched the last installment of Harry Potter yesterday and went home disappointed. to be honest, i've never been impressed with any HP movie, and i think the finale could have been better. everything was just rushed too much. the climactic banter in the book wasn't executed in the movie, and some of the acting was mediocre (Radcliffe). the epilogue, was even worse than the book's.
the opening was impressing, with a recap of Voldemort capturing the Elder wand, and Snape overlooking a very austere Hogwarts. but then things started going downhill. the Gringgots scenes were far too simple from what i imagined, although Helena Bonham-Carter was very adorable playing a Hermione transfigured into Bellatrix Lestrange. Severus Snape (played by Alan Rickman) was a winner for me, his portrayal of Snape is impecable though i would have liked to see more of his memory (not tears!) in the Penseive. nonetheless, Snape's memories sent my lachrymal glands running. i also could make much of the fight scenes, and the fight with Voldemort was not that long and dramatic.
maybe the film would have been likeable if i hadn't read and loved the entire series. but i have, and in reality, there is so much more to the world of Harry Potter that even non-fans might take interest in.