Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Magical Epic is Coming to an End

  Today I will be reviewing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. This is part 1 of the finale of the Harry Potter series. It's a different type of Harry Potter due to the fact that it does not take place at Howarts, but out in the world. But just because it doesn't take place at the magical school for witchcraft and wizardrydoes not mean it's not magical. I liked the different take and enjoyed the entire movie.
  It's a good movie, just like every other Harry Potter film and book. This time the wizarding world knows Lord Voldermort, the dark wizard, "He Who Shall Not Be Named" has returned and people are scared. No one is safe not even the normal, muggle, world. This focuses on Harry and the gang, Ron and Hermione, on the run by themselves trying to find magical items called Horcruxes to destroy in order to defeat Voldemort. It's not much more than that, the story is interesting but it doen't get really exciting until Part 2. But this does not mean it's not fun to watch, there is still a lot of magic, despite the fact that it's out in the real world. It only features Snape once, sadly, but it's still memorable and cool to see him, and now he is even Headmaster of Hogwarts, sorry if that was a spoiler to anyone. It reintroduces characters that were seen in the very first move like Ollivander, the wand maker, and Griphook the goblin who works at Gringott's. They don't have major roles but it's still nice to see them again we even get to see Doby return more powerful than ever before seen, cept be prepared for some tears if you fall in love with this little guy, again, sorry if this is a spoiler. There are some things I didn't like, like Harry using a shard from a mirror that Dumbledore gave him, but it's never explained how he has that shard. And of course there are other little details missing from the book, but no movie can ever follow a book 100 percent. So it's a good thing that this was split up in two parts because we do get more detail and a nothing is rushed. It's a good movie with a great continuation of a great story.
 The acting, like usual is great. We get all the great English actors and no one does a bad job. It's darker, the trio are fun to follow around still. Nothing is different except now there is more drama and more death. Daniel Radcliffe is still perfect playing the role of Harry Potter, no one else is better at playing the part. Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are great, and it's great seeing them finally getting closer and showing their feelings for each other. It mainly focuses on the gang, but the other actors are still good at what little roles they were given in this film. Allan Rickman, although in one scene was still fantastic as Snape and so is Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatix LeStrange. Not too much to say about the acting. It's great, always has been, if you have seen the past films then you get the same top knotch acting. Same goes for the soundtrack, it is still magical and helps the film feel more magical.
 All I can say is everything is the same. More mature, yes, but still a great film. It's magical, you still love the characters, everything is the same but that's a good thing. Yes, it doesn't follow the book completely, but which movie does. Go watch this movie, but watch the others 1st, you need to watch them in order to fully understand and appreciate this movie. You'll laugh, you'll cry, or at least I did, but I'm a big baby with all of this, you'll get excited with the fighting and you'll be taken to a magical world. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but if you like these movies then you've probably already seen it, but if not then I say go watch this movie.

Verdict: 4/5
 I know I had nothing bad to say abot this film, and it is a great film. It's just not perfect which is why I'm giving this movie a 4. It's not a masterpiece but it's still a great film and I suggest you still go watch this movie.

1 comment:

  1. First of all, I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I went to see this movie as soon as I could, dressed up in my Hogwarts robe and Gryffindor scarf (yeah I’m a dork). I thought the movie was amazing. As you said, the acting is perfect. I was very glad to see how closely this movie followed the book. I did cry when Hedwig and Dobby died. Even though this movie is mainly out in the world as opposed to at Hogwarts I still think it was just as exciting. They picked a great place to end part 1, it was the perfect cliffhanger. On a side note, one of my favorite scenes in the movie was when Harry cheered Hermione up by dancing with her. It wasn’t in the book, but I thought it was really cute :)