I was able to watch the last installment of the Harry Potter series last weekend. I have to say that it was up to my expectations. It really put what book says into action and great visual effects. And I felt sad, almost teary, watching some of its parts because it was like Harry, Ron and Hermione were really saying goodbye. There was even one scene, almost at the end, when the three of them standing amidst the rubbles on the the tower of Hogwarts that looks as if the audience was being give the chance to see the three of them together for the last time.
Warner Bros. and director David Yates were able to recreate exactly that scene in the Deathly Hallows book when Harry Potter wake up at King's Cross. But it wasn't exactly the usual scene he woke up to. All around him were pristine white walls, white benches and blinding white light. As he walked, Harry saw something underneath one of the white benches near him; when he leaned closer he saw this small, bloodied creature all curled up and clearly wounded. It was Voldermort. His spirit almost dying and he didn't even know it.
Another scene that touched me was the one where Neville Longbottom stood up against Voldemort. Most of the students and Hogwarts teachers were already in despair because they thought Harry, whose prone form was carried by Hagrid, was already dead and hope is lost for all witches, wizards and mankind. The fact that so many died during the fight including Tonks and her husband Professor Remus Lupin, and one of the twins Fred Weasley, did not help either. But Neville brought back hope with his positive and inspiring words as he simultaneously pulled the sword of Gryffindor out of the Sorting Hat and attacked Voldemort and the Death Eaters.
Oh those were some of my favorite scenes. And with the series over, I can only relive the magic time and again by immersing myself in the books and copies of the movies. It was great growing up with you Harry Potter!