Harry Potter finale a muggle's feast

HARRY Potter fans can rest easy knowing the most iconic wizard of modern literature has been sent off in spectacular style.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final instalment in the movie franchise based on JK Rowling’s seven bestselling novels, opens nationally Wednesday.

Many fans have grown up with the characters, first brought to life on the big screen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone a staggering 10 years ago.

Director David Yates, who took the reins of the film franchise in the fifth instalment The Order of the Phoenix, brings the series to a dramatic crescendo in the final film.

The wizard war is a visual feast of apocalyptic fight sequences and special effects.

Where Deathly Hallows Part 1 felt like a waiting game, the last film is chock full of wand-wielding action and comes in at a much more tolerable 131 minutes, compared to Part 1’s 146 minutes.

Many of those loose ends are tied up and each of the supporting characters is given their chance to shine or fall, depending on where their true loyalties lie.

Neville Longbottom’s heroic moment during the assault on Hogwarts is a particular highlight

If you’re new to the franchise, or missed a few of the previous films, there might be few confusing plot points but they won’t detract too much from the overall experience as long as you, as a muggle, can accept that anything is possible in the world of magic.

And if you don’t know what a muggle is, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 opens nationally Wednesday (July 13).

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