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What is the best Harry Potter movie? Show more Show less
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The Harry Potter film series is one of the most lucrative of all time, pulling in $7.7 billion over eight films. But which one is the best? Is it the earlier the better, or did the movies get better as time went on?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) is the best Harry Potter movie Show more Show less

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) is the best Harry Potter movie because it is a satisfying ending. It wraps all the storylines up and gives the fans everything they wanted. It is the perfect ending to a beloved series.
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The Deathly Hallows Part 2 wraps everything up

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) completes the Herculean task of finishing the franchise. It wraps everything up and gives the fans everything they wanted. It is the perfect ending to a beloved series.
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The Argument

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the perfect ending to a beloved series. It was exciting and well-executed, including excellent acting and gorgeous visuals. It does a great job of wrapping everything up and giving a satisfying ending. Clearly, the audience agrees. Deathly Hallows Part 2 has the highest rating of the series with Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 96% approval rating.[1] This was a well-paced and thrilling film. It gave fans everything they wanted: the final showdown between Harry and Voldemort, Ron and Hermione finally getting together, and the victory of our heroes. All the Horcruxes were destroyed and the truth about the Deathly Hallows was revealed. The battle was epic with all our characters fighting it out in one place. Unfortunately, we lost many beloved characters, but we also saw the demise of the most hated, including Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange. We also saw Snape’s backstory in the Pensieve. This was a long time coming and finally confirmed that Dumbledore was right about Snape. Dumbledore also appeared to give some final wisdom to Harry after his noble sacrifice. It was the ending the fans deserved.

Counter arguments

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 focused too much on showy battle scenes and not enough on the narrative. The film did not do a good job wrapping up all the storylines and provided only vague explanations for many of the ongoing plot points such as why Snape was actually good. Also, the film did not explain why Harry was a Horcrux (it wasn’t explained why Horcruxes can be made by accident and why it had to go into a living person instead of a nearby object). The film pointed out all the plot holes and left the audience with a lot of questions.

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Premises

[P1] This film wraps everything up. [P2] It is the perfect ending to a beloved series. [P3] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the best Harry Potter movie.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P3] There was too much action and not enough focus on the narrative.

References

  1. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/harry_potter_and_the_deathly_hallows_part_2_2011
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