Let me just start out by saying…I KNEW that this was movie was going to be a downer even before I pressed play. I had heard that the last book was THICK with tragedy, so I figured the movie wouldn’t really significantly depart from that energy. All that being said, I had NO IDEA just how depressingly tedious this movie was truly going to be.
(braces self for accusations of Potter Treachery)
What? No tomatoes? No ninja stars? No unforgivable curses?
All right, then! Let’s break it down. (Some spoilers mixed in below)
The Rules of Epic Narrative state that it always has to get darkest before the dawn, hence, by natural consequence, splitting the final book into two movies requires that the first half end up a little heavier on the saddoes.
KILLING CURSES FOR EVERYONE…
And as it turns out, a lot of clunky exposition too.