All eight of the Harry Potter films were solid adaptations. Whilst some were certainly better than others, it’s almost unheard of to have an eight-film franchise in which every entry is good.
Though every entry in the series had plenty of new and exclusive elements to it, the finales of these eight films were consistently action packed. Even the earlier films in the franchise – which were more for children than adults – had plenty of conflict and intensity at the end.
As fun as it was to experience these finales, many of them also contained some incredibly sad moments as well. Indeed, every film after The Prisoner of Azkaban featured at least one major fatality, and the second part of The Deathly Hallows featured many significant deaths.
Consequently, the closing stages of the Harry Potter movies always left a lasting impression upon the audience. Even those who had read the books beforehand managed to get plenty of enjoyment out of them owing to the performances, the music, and the overall spectacle of these climactic scenes.
As such, even the weaker Harry Potter finales were always entertaining…