Despite its enormous commercial and overall critical success, the cinematographic saga of Harry Potter drags its share of cannonballs. This is particularly the case of a particular scene in the eighth and final film. But what if, in the end, the fans had just misinterpreted it?
A disappointing end for Voldemort
In The Deathly Hallows, part 2, the scene of the final fight between Harry and Voldemort, after years of fierce struggle, disappointed many fans, despite the overall quality of the saga and of this film in particular. As a reminder, this one is very different from the scene initially imagined by JK Rowling, like the reminder on Reddit user Sad_Category_9335, who thinks he has found an explanation for all this.
[Dans les livres], [Voldemort] dies like any other human would die, dispelling the idea that he was somehow all-powerful. It speaks to all those who were afraid to say his name, because now he is dead on the ground, like everyone else.
In The Deathly Hallows, the death of Voldemort/Tom Riddle is known to have particularly marked readers, for his propensity to reduce the terrible sorcerer to the status of a mere mortal. But if director David Yates decided to change this scene in the last film of the cinematic saga to the dismay of many fans, one of them would have found an explanation for this strange decision.
A scene misunderstood by the fans?
In The Deathly Hallows, part 2, two differences are particularly notable regarding the final duel between Harry Potter and Voldemort compared to the original book. First, in the film, it takes place while the other students, teachers and consorts are busy elsewhere, including fighting within Hogwarts. A choice that had already disappointed many fans, who had appreciated the idea that everyone had witnessed the fall of Voldemort live in the book. But it is especially the death of Voldemort in itself which raised eyebrows, since this one disintegrates purely and simply. If visually, the idea is interesting, it makes the original scene lose all its purpose on the humanity of the wizard. But according to Sad_Category_9335, a logical and deeper explanation would hide behind this choice.
[Dans les films], he was less than human in the end. His soul had been destroyed, his body was nothing but the potion Wormtail had brewed (“the servant’s flesh”, “the father’s bones” and “the enemy’s blood”). When he lost the last part of his soul, his body also collapsed since it was nothing more than a shell.
If this theory were to be confirmed, this would therefore mean that the subject of the films is in fact completely the opposite of that of the books: Voldemort was not a simple human among many others, but on the contrary a being who had lost the slightest trace of all humanity. So, is this theory plausible? Or is this a vain attempt to justify a disappointing scene? Do not hesitate to give us your opinion in comments! And if you want to discover even more theories about Harry Potter, we have it in stock!