Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Believe it or not, we have already seen six movies from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels and the magic continues in the epic finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. This film begins with the dark forces more powerful then ever when Death Eaters take over Hogwarts and the ministry of Magic. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) knows that the only way to stop Lord Voldaemort (Ralph Fiennes) is for him to destroy the Horeruxec, which is the key to The Dark Lord’s immortality. When Harry’s friends Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rubert Grinch) begin their trek, dark forces assault them from all sides. In the meantime, Harry and Ron seem to have more interest in Hermione than magic, which could tear the friendship apart. (It’s about time; Harry is now old enough to be driving and I heard Hermione is really cute.) For the first time, this story doesn’t take place in the school at Hogwarts but in the dark woods surrounding the countryside making this the darkest Harry Potter. (That’s no problem with me, I’m used to the dark.) I know how the film industry works and it does revolve around money, but hasn’t the Harry Potter series made enough? I mean, they took the last book in the series and made two movies thus having several scenes begging to be edited. (Maybe a little magic could have helped.) Also, the film was 2 and one half hours – wasn’t two hours long enough when there’s a second part? Yes the movie is very well made, but if you haven’t seen all of the previous films you will probably be confused. (I saw all of the other movies and I’m still not sure what all of the strange names mean.) With each new film, the acting by the kids has improved and this is probably their best performance, yet. Now that the characters are adults, this is no longer a children’s film and with Harry Potter fans growing up with the books and movies it doesn’t need to be. Harry Potter fans will love this film and non-Potter fans like me tolerate it and I’m giving it a B- rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.