Apparating into cinemas back in 2011, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 brought the curtain down on the Potter franchise in fine style, grossing over $1.3 billion worldwide, and garnering some of the best reviews achieved by the film series since Alfonso Cuarón’s celebrated Prisoner Of Azkaban back in 2004.
The late Roger Ebert described the series’ farewell as “(conjuring) up enough awe and solemnity to serve as an appropriate finale and a dramatic contrast to the lighthearted innocence of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone all those magical years ago”.
Perhaps more important was J.K. Rowling’s reaction, with the author happily giving the film her seal of approval.
“It's incredibly sad in places. Incredibly exciting in places and, I feel, all the major characters have sublime moments,” said Rowling at the time of release. “I love it.”