Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Corrected entry: McGonagall directs Filch to take the Slytherins to the dungeons. However, when Malfoy apparates into the castle, he grabs Goyle and Blaise Zambini while they are running. They should be in the dungeons with the rest of Slytherin House.

Kimberly Anne McKnight

Correction: Just because Filch took them to the Slytherin common room doesn't mean that they stayed there. It's not as if Filch has any way to keep them in the dungeon.


Corrected entry: When the killing curse rebounds and hits Voldemort, you can't see the curse even coming within a foot of him or his wand.


Correction: The curse is killing him by breaking through the cracks in the wand, formed in an earlier scene. This is why his hand decomposes before the rest of him.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Ron and Hermione is taking the fang from the basilisk the ribs show the snake upside down. Ron takes the fang from the bottom (although it looks like the top, as it's upside down). Fangs only come out from the top.

Correction: In snakes they do, but this isn't a snake. It's a basilisk, a fictional creature whose anatomy is completely at the whim of the film makers.

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Corrected entry: In the epilogue, when the older Harry and Ginny see off their children at Kings Cross Station, there is a shot of the St. Pancras clock tower. There are two different times on the sides of the clock.


Correction: The times on both visible faces are the same, the angle of observation just makes them look different.

Corrected entry: In Snape's memory when Voldemort kills Lily Potter Voldemort is shown in his resurrected body but Voldemort had his own body at that time. Snape knew him and his memory should have shown Voldemort as he looked before.


Correction: He looked the same in both bodies.

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Corrected entry: After Harry has fallen from Hagrid's arms and reveals he is alive, Voldemort tries to cast spells his way. After this they show a shot of Lucius, then back to Voldemort. Afterwards, Draco is grabbing his mother's left hand to leave, but later when they show Lucius catching up with them, Draco is holding her right hand.


Correction: There was quite a bit of distance traveled by them in between the time Draco first grabs Narcissa's arm when they are leaving Voldemort's group to the time you see Lucius running after them. At any time they could have stopped and change places.

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Molly Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange are dueling, Molly makes the first move and casts a spell at Bellatrix. After Bellatrix retaliates the same scene that was used when Molly casts the first spell is used again.

Correction: Molly just used the same spell so it just looks the same.

Corrected entry: In the midst of the battle, Ron and Hermione are confronted by Nagini. In the first shot, they are on opposite sides of the snake, however, after some cuts of Harry and Voldemort dueling, they are on the same side of the snake running down the staircase together.


Correction: Since we are shown cuts of Harry dueling Voldemort, it is completely feasible that they were able to get past the snake in those few seconds.


Corrected entry: Normally, when you get hit by the killing curse, you fall to the floor dead and whole. When Voldemort gets hit, he dissolves into ashes, and doesn't stay as a whole.


Correction: Voldemort's soul had been so severely damaged by being shredded into the seven horcruxes that the small portion remaining inside him could have been insufficient to keep his body intact. It was also a resurrected body, and may have been weaker than normal, making it react differently to the killing curse.

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Corrected entry: When Voldemort destroys the protective enchantments, in one shot Bellatrix shields her face with her arms but in the next shot she has her arms wide open with no time for her to have moved them.

Correction: Nonsense. There is usually a brief time lapse between shots, and it would take hardly any time for Bellatrix to move her arms from her face into the position you described.

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: When Harry and co. change clothes after jumping into the lake, Harry puts on a long sleeved gray shirt that has a dark collar. Later, in the "limbo" scene, he is shown wearing the same gray shirt with dark collar but the sleeves are short.

Correction: The "Limbo" scene has no relationship whatsoever to what Harry was wearing after the Trio jumped into the lake. After being hit by Voldemort's curse, everything is occurring inside Harry's head. Whatever he sees is from an altered reality. You'll also notice all his clothes look clean and new, Harry is perfectly groomed and his hair neatly combed, he no longer has cuts or bruises, nor is he wearing his glasses, as he would have no need for them in a state between life and death. Everything around him is altered too, such as the train station, and even Dumbledore, who looks fully restored to health. Harry's shirt is just a style he has often worn throughout the series, so it is logical he would see himself wearing some version of it.

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: Why is there snow in Hogsmeade when the trio gets there and meets Aberforth? Hogsmeade and Hogwarts are within walking distance of each other, yet there is no snow at Hogwarts.

Correction: According to interviews with Rowling, Hogsmeade is above the snow line, so there would always be snow there, no matter the weather at Hogwarts.


Corrected entry: When Voldemort says to Snape in the Boathouse "Only I can live forever", Snape's reply is "My lord". Look at his shirt and you'll see that it's buttoned. But when Voldemort casts Sectumsempra on him his button is undone and his white collar is visible.

Correction: The button wasn't undone, Sectumsempra cut his coat as well as his flesh.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: During Snape's death scene, he dies with his eyes open. In the next shot, his eyes are closed.


Correction: The later shot blurs Snape's face slightly, which could cause the eyes to appear closed.

Corrected entry: In the epilogue at the end of the movie Harry has no scar.

Correction: Actually, the scar is present but very difficult to see. It is very thin and faded, as would be expected nearly 20 years after Voldemort's defeat. It is easiest to see if you pause the movie during Harry's conversation with Albus Severus. Several of the front shots of Harry show the scar.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Lavender dies, her head is facing away from us while Fenrir Greyback is biting her neck. After Fenrir is blown out the window, her head is turned toward us, conveniently so we can see who just died.

Brad Premium member

Correction: That is wrong. When Greyback is attacking Lavender and is then blown out the window, her head is pointing to the left-hand side of the screen and her face is turned away. The camera shifts its angle, and Lavender is now seen from the "opposite" side, with her head still tilted in the same position, but her body is now pointing to the right, showing her face to the audience.

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: The giant chess queen from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone can be seen in the Room of Hidden Things.

Correction: So can many other items that have appeared in the series. The Room of Requirement is in its "storage room" mode, and it is the most likely place that the chess piece, as well as many other objects (that were also seen in the films) would be stored.

raywest Premium member

Corrected entry: In the '19 years later' scene Harry and Ginny have three kids, two from themselves, and one is the son of Lupin and Tonks, so that kid must be about 19 years old. Instead, both in the book and in the movie he is the same age as Harry and Ginny's other 2 kids.

Correction: Sorry, but this is incorrect. Harry and Ginny have three biological children: James Sirius (the eldest at about 13-years-old), Albus Severus (the middle child who is eleven), and Lily Luna (the youngest, aged nine). That is who is seen at the train station. Harry is godfather to Remus and Tonk's son, Teddy Lupin, who would be almost 20, but he was raised by his widowed maternal grandmother, Andromeda Black Tonks (sister to Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy). Teddy was close to Harry, and often visited with him and Ginny while growing up. In the book, Teddy was at the train station seeing off his girlfriend, Victoire Weasley, Fleur and Bill's daughter. If he is at the train station in the film, he is not identified, nor is it mentioned in the film that Harry is Teddy's godfather.

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Corrected entry: In the scene when Harry is at the edge of the Forest on his way to die, he tells Lupin he is sorry he will not be able to know his son. However, in Part 1, in the scene at the Dursley's house, Mad Eye interrupts Tonks and Lupin before they tell Harry that they will be having a baby - Harry never finds out about Lupin's son.

Correction: Just because it's not shown on camera, does not mean Lupin and Tonks did not later announced the news while Harry and the others were at the Weasleys' home, following Voldemort's attack and prior to the wedding. There was also ample opportunity for Lupin to have told Harry that he and Tonks had a son after meeting up with him again at Hogwarts for the big battle.

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Corrected entry: When Harry and Voldemort are duelling in the castle (after Voldemort had discovered that Harry is not dead), Harry drops the basilisk fang, and it is destroyed by Voldemort. However, minutes later, Ron somehow has it when he and Hermione are trying to kill Nagini.

Correction: In an earlier shot, Ron has an armful of the fangs. Presumably the one he has is one of the others.

Plot hole: One of Snape's memories show Lily telling baby Harry to be safe, be strong. That had to have occurred before Voldemort killed Lily. Snape was not in the house until after Lily was killed and Voldemort was gone. Only Lily and Harry should have had that memory, but not Snape.

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Trivia: In the scene where Hagrid has dropped a "dead" Harry Potter, look quickly at George. He turns his head to the right and yells "Fred!" Fred has already been killed by Bellatrix Lestrange so it seems he may have forgotten this in a moment of grief.

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