It all ends! But it ends in a classic good-versus-evil manner with the climactic confrontation between Harry Potter and evil nemesis Voldemort. From Harry meeting the ghosts of his parents to revelation of Severus Snape’s loyalties, the eighth and final installment of the Potter saga, has all kinds of twists to generate the interest of the audience.
Is the final movie a fitting end or an anti-climax to a 10-year adventure? Fans speak their minds on this ubiquitous debate.
“For me there couldn’t have been a perfect end than the one movie had because seeing Harry Potter sending his next generation to Hogwarts gave the audience a feeling that life comes a full circle,” said Mohit Mahindroo, an engineering student studying in Bangalore.
Echoing similar sentiments, Sanjay Sharma, a Delhi-based MBA student, says, “The nail-biting climax that ends on an open-ended note is the high point of the movie as it leaves a lot to the imagination of the audience. I think that more plot-oriented stories can come up."
“The sensibility of the director totally took me by surprise. I got the point of the director when Voldemort didn’t die like a mere mortal but turned to ashes,” said Gargee Borah, a Delhi-based journalist.
However, many think that the epic deserved a fitting finale.
Pallavi Shahi, a journalist, says, “The open-ended climax killed the shock factor that could have been there had the movie concluded on a note from where there was no looking forward.”