Movie Review — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

by Ryan on November 21, 2010

in Pop Culture

This is the Harry Potter movie the fans have been waiting for:  while condensing and lifting some scenes, Deathly Hallows 1 is a truly fair treatment of the book in all its splendor.  If you’re not a super fan but are curious, the acting, action, and flow make this installment the best of the film series.  Some critics complain that one can’t just walk in and understand everything that’s going on, but what do you expect, this movie is a frickin’ part 7!

MILD SPOILER ALERT:

Let me set up Deathly Hallows: gone is the Harry-friendly government, gone is the safety of Hogwarts, gone are the teachers and Dumbledore, gone are their friends — it’s Harry, Ron and Hermione against everything and they have NO idea what to do!  Add in some great action sequences and some real honest-to-goodness acting, and Deathly Hallows delivers.

Along with the acting, character development also stands out.  Harry finally understands that this whole ordeal is more than about him.  Hermione is the most complex character as she is simultaneously dealing with her muggle parents, dealing with Ron’s emotional swings, and dealing with an increasingly complicated relationship with Harry.  It’s a great aspect to the book which translated very well into this adaptation.

I give Deathly Hallows 1 a solid A.  Read the books and go see it — you’ll enjoy it.

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