Harry Porter Movie Review

A Review of Harry Porter Movie


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In the series film “Harry Potter” by Directors David Yates, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, Chris Columbus, fear, doom, and gloom engulf every minute of Harry Potter. Harry Potter fears his past childhood as an orphan where other kids bully him. He feels he has no place in the orphanage, but is rescued by a wizard that takes him to the Ministry of Magic. At this school, Harry Potter discovers his wizardly potentials and the destiny he has to face. He faces a dark fate in which he must confront his worst fears by fighting against the evil Lord Voldemort. Voldemort brings wrath to the magic school, and the audience can see Harry Potter refusing to stand up against him, as revealed in the “Half Blood Prince” and the “Order of the Phoenix” (Yates et al., 2000-2011). As seen in the series, Harry Potter starts experiencing a nearly suffocating tension, as he learns he cannot escape his fate of fighting against the dark lord. Even his friends cannot protect him, as some do not make it out alive. A central theme that permeates the entire film series is the wizardly world. More importantly, the child’s perspective about how he faces the world becomes another vital aspect of the film. Some people may explain that the film’s central theme is exploring the wizardly world from the review. However, a closer review of the film reveals the possibilities of a childhood experience since the weight of Harry Potter’s past and the frightening unknown future is about to collide.

Harry Potter’s frightening unknown future can be observed from Voldemort’s hunt for him. He sends minions to capture Harry Potter so that he can kill him himself. What is frightening and eye-catching to the audience is that Potter is unaware of the dark future that awaits him. At the same time, he and his friends are on a hunt to collect and destroy scattered containers holding pieces of the dark lord’s soul. The Harry Potter’s pursuit is more dangerous than ever since the dark lord’s Death Eaters have seized the Ministry of Magic and hacked the magic shield protecting Potter (Yates et al., 2000-2011). The visually striking sequence in “Deathly Hallows” is dazzling and intimidating as Harry Potter and his friends shapeshift into fake identities inside the sewers to hide from Voldemort’s serpents (Yates et al., 2000-2011). Humor is hard to find here as danger lurks behind Harry Potter at every turn. The handheld camerawork used to capture the scary scenes provides the audience with a more intimate experience of Harry Potter’s fear.

Perhaps the creative energy of Harry Potter is gone in dark scenes because they all seem anachronistic for someone immune to the escapades of a childhood experience. This is very much thrown into Harry Potter’s real world, in which childhood loyalists can rejoice about the things a child brings into them as part of childhood they hold so dear. Although the film is about the world of magic, it is peppered with interconnected childhood experiences where the directors show Harry Potter’s naivety and innocence in assuming adult roles. The seventh and final series, “the Deathly Hallows,” is in Part One, released in 2010, and Part Two in 2011 (Yates et al., 2000-2011). This film’s chapter is significant as it has all the ingredients of a grand fairytale farewell. This last installment takes the audience to witness all the battles of Harry, Hermione, and Ron against Lord Voldemort. At the same time, childhood experiences, such as the glittering smiles and heart-wrenching parting, are also featured. The film ends where Harry Potter begins his wizard life (Yates et al., 2000-2011). Here, the film pulsates with the actions of Harry Potter facing his worst childhood fears, and it is only then that he can confront and defeat Dark Lord Voldemort. This uphill task is of utmost importance to the entire franchise because it wraps all moments of childhood and the magical world that audiences hope to see.

Through the course of the film, Potter embraces his destiny by letting go of his fears. He accepts his mortality, and the audience can see the beginning of his adulthood. When watching the film, many may grow up seeing Harry Potter dealing with his past as portrayed through his character development. This film would be pleasing to youngsters, who will watch the series for the first time and grow up with Harry Potter as he starts understanding his destiny. The experience of the innocent 10-year-old Harry Potter knocking on the doors of adulthood can be the same itinerary for most young fans yearning to learn adults’ way of life. This is because Harry Potter and his friends seem to have grown up more than ever before leaving school. They are not the same as when they entered the magic school, suggesting the film might be a narrative about the childhood transitioning experience. It is about time Harry Potter gets to explore the blossoming feelings towards his friends, the strength he gains from the warm friendship, and how this experience gives him insights into tricks he can use to fight the ultimate evil.


Yates, D., Cuarón, A., Newell, M., & Columbus, C. (2000-2011). Harry Potter. United States:

Warner Bros.