This final movie in the Harry Potter series is the darkest of all. It is the necessary and faithful conclusion to the wonderful writings of J.K. Rowling. There is little for me to criticize here except for one thing: something about the ending felt somehow very disengaged and somewhat unsatisfying. I am not quite smart enough to put my finger on exactly what that missing thing was, but I felt it. The ending seemed almost trite and devoid of the energy of the rest of the movies. I know it was authentic to the way that books ended, but as a movie, it seemed to need something else to bring it all to a satisfying conclusion. Yes, I know, it all concluded the way that the book did and the outcomes were the same. It was just the manner in which things were presented ON FILM that left me somewhat let down. Still, given that as my only criticism, the final movie in this franchise, was yet another piece of amazing film-making. Again, the actors were all superb. The set pieces were absolutely done with love and care and authenticity and lavish devotion to the Rowling books.
I've mentioned in a previous review of Part 1 that the 3D version of Hallows was way too dark to be enjoyable and that the 2D version was much better. The same holds true for Part 2 as well. For some reason, both 3D versions that I purchased from Amazon were way too dark and were not nearly as enjoyable of their 2D Blueray versions. I have not taken a star away from the movie for this reason, however, but rather for the somewhat disappointing way which the final film was concluded; it just didn't seem quite right. And yet I am at a loss to suggest a better way to handle the ending.
I highly recommend The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and it is, in the end, a superb finish to a superb movie franchise.