The new Harry Potter installment is a must-see for fans of the books and movies. However, if you don’t already know the story line, don’t bother seeing this film. Knowing what has gone before is essential to understanding the story.
Also, it’s just too long. The run-time is two and one-half hours. They started losing me around the hour and forty-five minute mark when the feeling of prolonged screenwriting became palpable. This is understandable, as they took the last book and broke it up into two movies to increase their profits. Which they will.
So they decided to sacrifice quality for increased profitability. What a shock.