I Saw A Film Today… Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 1

hpI Wonder how the futures of the Harry Potter cast will pan out in the coming years. I feel pretty confident that the brilliant Emma Watson has an impressive career ahead of her. Daniel Radcliffe seems pretty set to have a noteworthy career and am interested to see where he goes. The only one of the trio that I question is Rupert Grint. But I could be wrong. After checking up, I see he does have a few releases coming soon. But for now lets shift our focus to the first part of the end of the Harry Potter saga, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part one (or, Harry Potter 6 1/2).

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Deathly Hallows picks up a bit after the previous film and is just as dark as its predecessor. This time around Harry (Radcliffe), Hermione (Watson), and Ron (Weasley) have decided to skip going to the now-tainted halls of Hogwarts and instead decide to continue with their search of horcruxes.

But with Voldemort’s influence reaching into once safe organizations such as the Ministry of Magic, the gang soon have a bounty over their heads and learn that trusting anyone is nearly impossible. Will they find all the horcruxes and finally end Voldy’s reign of terror? (Since this does have the words “part one” in its title, I’m pretty sure I am not spoiling anything by telling you that you wont find out in this installment).

In the realm of the Potter films, Deathly Hallows is the best installment in the series so far, even with a few weak moments along the way. The cinematography and gorgeous scenery are in top form and the most impressive so far. Its story is dark, bleak, and very well written.

But it is not just a sad, dramatic story. There is enough action here to keep the film’s pace steady and enough story here for the book readers to not complain…too much. It is well-balanced and keeps you engaged the entire 146 minutes.

As for the three main leads, they are fantastic as usual. Would you expect anything else from these actors? For North American audiences, some of the supporting cast may not be recognized. But this film is full of outstanding English thespians such as Bill Nighy, Guy Henry, and Brendan Gleeson (among other worthy names).

The only real off-putting thing about this film is a simple fact: if you have not read the books or watched any of the other films, you will be lost the entire film. Indeed as I watched it, having seen all the films and read the books, at certain points I was confused about what was going on.

For fans of the series, this film should entertain and satisfy and leave you salivating for more when the credits begin to roll.

Verdict: SEE IT!

So have you seen HP7? Thoughs…opinions…leave them below.

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One Response to “I Saw A Film Today… Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 1”

  1. I can’t wait to see it. Happy Holidays

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