Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [Part 2]

[SOM #31]

This is the eighth and final part of a series of movie reviews of the Harry Potter films.

Leah Haydu of GamerDork ReRolled, Sharon Shaw of Gonzo Planet and Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits all return, as does James Carter of Cane and Rinse for the first time since the Goblet of Fire review. This week’s Defense against the Dark Arts teacher is Jake Del Toro of the Last Save Loaded podcast, real name Graham Snape.

In watching this final part, it actually managed to gain the top spot as my favourite, just edging out Hallows Part 1, due to even more fantastic acting from all involved and some of the sharpest emotional peaks in the series. This is, however not a perfect film for many lovers of the book and we go in-depth on the various differences that make this a slightly different angle on Jo Rowling’s close-of-play on Potter.

Also up for discussion are Goblins, Gringotts, hearing horcruxes, the battle of Hogwarts, the Prince’s Tale, self-sacrifice, fear, courage, death and the afterlife, Neville Longbottom, Jo Rowling’s humble beginnings, the final conflict, the epilogue and the possibility of future books… so not much then.

The final recording weighed in at over five hours long so I am positively astonished that I managed to get it down to this length plus the History of Hogwarts.

A massive, massive thank you to everyone involved this week as well as everyone who has appeared on previous episodes; namely Chris and Kelly Brown of The Married Gamers, James Batchelor, Gary Blower and Neil Taylor of GameBurst and KDS 2.0 and Chris Eason of Ninja Fat Pigeons and the Gonzo Planet Community Cast

This has been one of the most special projects of my podcasting career. I’m so happy to be able to share the immense passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of everyone involved.

Before listening to this you should check out our complete history of Hogwarts.

It’s an accompanying podcast recorded during this final session…

…and it can be found here.

Author: Alex Shaw

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  1. Nooooooooooooooo – it can’t be over! Not the book series, or movies, or this podcast series! I won’t accept it! No! :)

    Oh well, I guess I’ll just start the Lord of the Rings podcasts, eh? Yeah.

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