The second part of the Harry Potter series which is all set to charm its viewers soon has become the most awaited thing among its readers. The tale of Harry Potter which has been loved and appreciated by people both as a book and a film is heading towards its climax with the second part of its last book Deathly Hollows.
The Deathly Hollows as we all know deals with Potter’s quest to find Voldemort’s secret to immortality, the Horcruxes. It is only for us to see how successful the makers will be inputting this on the big screen. There’s always a high degree of comparison between the book and the movie and even this time it seems inevitable!
The first part of Deathly Hollows came forward as a movie on 19th November last year and was well-received by the audiences. It made a collection of 954 million dollars breaking the records created by Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland. It is also seen surpassing the records of its preceding movie The Philosopher’s Stone.
This raises the bar for the second part and leaving the audience with higher expectations. The fate of the second part of this adventurous fiction will be decided on the 15th of July. It is directed by David Yetes and written by Steve Kloves. David Heyman and David Barron are co-producers of the movie along with writer J K Rowling. Although both the parts were shot back to back they were to be treated as two separate films.
The idea of splitting the film into two parts came when the makers realized that it was necessary if justice is to be rendered to every word of the book. In their opinion, it would be impossible to maintain the intensity of the story unless broken into two parts.
Coming to the music of the film it was decided by director David Yetes that Alexander Desplat who gave wonderful music to the first part will return to work on the second. Although John Williams who was the composer for the first three films initially expressed a desire to work on Deathly Hollows part 2 couldn’t do so because of a tight schedule.
The soundtrack “Never Surrender” plays in the trailers of both parts. The ABC family allowed a sneak into the final story on the Harry Potter Weekend on the 17th of March this year. They also brought forth a poster on the 28th which shows Harry and Voldemort facing each other holding the Elder Wand in the middle with the caption “It All Ends 7.15” hinting at the release date of the movie.
The first part of the film has received a lot of appreciation from the critics and popular newspapers of the UK and the USA like The Daily Telegraph [UK] and USA Today [USA] have reflected positive reviews of the film.
While it has been nominated for several categories of awards including awards for the Best Art Direction, Visual Effects, Special Effects, and so on, It has the awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Science Fiction/Fantasy to its credit. The success story of the first part of Deathly Hollows ends here, but we are yet to hear the story the second part brings with it which is to unwind itself not before the 15th of July.