THE BATTLE FOR HOGWARTS
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released on November 16, 2001. 9 years, 7 months and 29 days later, we finally reached the end of one of the most successful franchises in history. 3528 days may not seem like a long time but for die hard fans of the series, the wait was excruciating. It was especially hard for people like me who never read the books and didn’t know how it all ended.
Which is why this year’s All Time Best Movie Moment is the long awaited final confrontation between Harry Potter and Voldemort.
This moment is also my favorite individual shot of the year. Cutting to that epic wide shot was brilliant.
There aren’t many endings that live up to impossibly high expectations like Harry Potter. The entire film felt like one giant ending and what an ending it was.
But it was that one moment. The moment when Harry finally faced off against his nemesis.
It was a moment I’ll never forget. Watching those two fight made after such a struggle made me realize how much I’ll miss waiting for the next film to be released.
10 years is a long time to wait for a resolution. A cinematic moment like that doesn’t come along too often.
What movie moment captured you in 2011?