How The Deathly Hallows Part 1 Should Have Ended (and how Part 2 could begin)

The title of this entry should already come as a warning. So those who don’t want to be spoiled, STAY AWAY!!!

I was talking to my mentor yesterday about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. He liked it (alright already, I get the hint! I’m watching it again one of these days), but he thought the movie ended twenty to thirty minutes late. “When should it have ended?”, I asked him. He answered, “The film should have ended with Harry, Ron, and Hermione getting captured and brought to the Malfoy Mansion; and with Voldemort acquiring the Elder Wand.”

One can already how the second part would begin: the trio escaping from the Mansion and with Dobby getting killed.

I don’t know about you guys, but I suddenly remembered how The Empire Strikes Back ended when it was first released, and the anticipation the fans had for the third Star Wars film.

Penny for you thoughts?

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3 thoughts on “How The Deathly Hallows Part 1 Should Have Ended (and how Part 2 could begin)

  1. Alexis

    I would have ended it with the scene here they’re trapped in the Malfoy Dungeon, with that last look of Harry and Ron staring out from behind the bars…then fade to black with the background sound of Bellatrix laughing and Hermoine screaming. šŸ˜€

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  2. Cima

    I finally saw it. Quite a good film. The first act felt a bit rushed but you get your bearings eventually. The middle act where Harry and friends move constantly felt like the Lord of the Rings whenever the preciousss, err, the locket was on screen. I agree with you that the ending could have built more suspense if they just stopped at their capture at Malfoy Manor and the taking of the Elder Wand by the Dark Lord. But I guess they wanted a really sad ending with the death of a supporting character. (You’ve all read the books. You know who it is.) With the time saved, they could have focused instead on the scenes that gave moral dilemmas to the protagonists like after the coffee shop battle in London. Our young heroes are forced to cast a memory obliviation spell on a Death Eater. They could have treated that scene differently. At one part I was also hoping to see Nagini burst out of Bathilda Bagshot but the studio probably decided it was too scary for the kiddies.

    Enough thoughts for you? Now give me my penny!

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