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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I – [2010] – English

November 21, 2010

When the final book of the Harry Potter series was said to be adapted into the movie in 2 parts everybody thought it was a clear-cut money making move as there is not much story moves in the first half of the book and also when compared to the previous books happenings in this book were quite slow till it reaches the climax. So with one of the slow moving chapters what David Yates and his team offered us on the screen?

Voldemort grew in power with each passing day and the ministry of magic falls in the hands of him. With the dark lord’s rise, death Eaters were killing the muggles and the other wizards at will. Snape, a follower of the Dark Lord, becomes the headmaster of Hogwarts. With Dumbledore left Harry the task of finding and destroying the Horcruxes as it is the only way of killing Voldemort, he goes in pursuit of it along with Ron and Hermione. But death eaters were at large that the task become difficult and impossible. On their way they see a symbol which was around the neck of Xenophilius Lovegood, father of Luna Lovegood and the book presented by Dumbledore to Hermione. There they find that it is the symbol of deathly hallows. How many horcruxes were destroyed by Harry, were the death eaters were close to catching Harry forms the rest of the film.

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) shares the most of the screen time and surprisingly all the 3 has given good performances. As always Emma Watson is looking gorgeous but I didn’t liked her acting in the last part. But this time she has given a strong performance. Rupert Grint was at his usual self giving some comic relief in an otherwise serious movie. Daniel Radcliffe has given a wonderful performance and I loved it. The only other characters which has considerable screen presence were Bellatrix, Lucius Malfoy and Vondemort. I missed Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) in this part. He was the only one I always think that a perfect cast.

Xenophilius Lovegood

The visuals of this movie is really brilliant with the dark tone suits well. Especially the visual of ‘The tale of three brothers’ was stunning. Its very creative. The bike chase scene is also good. The background score was nice which suits the mood of the scenes well. Steve Kloves has written the screenplay and he has done a better work by cutting down the unwanted portions and lets the movie run its length as he has the freedom of making it in 2 parts. Director David Yates whom I hated for killing the 6th part done well to remain faithful to the book this time and the result is better. They could have rushed the proceedings of the movie by reducing the parts of happenings in forest which many will feel very slow.

With Dobby

If you have read the book, you will like this movie for sure. If not this will bore you as there are too many dialogue which may seem irrelevant. Even though this movie ends at a point which is incomplete but this is a more satisfying experience and makes me so eager to watch the second part of the movie which I am sure going to be awesome.


14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2010 4:37 pm

    I loved the movie. can’t wait for Part 2 now. and feeling sad too – as the series gets over ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I am a big HP fan.

    kanagu: Yeah.. me too sad about that ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ the only thing left is that last part…

  2. November 21, 2010 5:20 pm

    I enjoyed the movie too!
    This is the only movie which has done justice to the book!

    kanagu: Even the 1st, 2nd and 3rd parts were good Pixie ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. November 21, 2010 5:29 pm

    I agree…pretty fair review…
    I loved the movie in its entireity. The proceedings were decently paced and they have taken the right portions from the book. I was able to follow the story well…

    kanagu: Yeah.. thats what I liked about this movie.. everything is fine ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    The visual effects were brilliant. I especially liked the story of the three brothers…awesome animation. I became a fan of Dobby by the end of the film… ๐Ÿ™‚

    kanagu: I always loved Dobby ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ What a lovable creature.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like all the dialogues of him ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    All three – Daniel, Rupert and Emma have grown more comfortable with their characters and with each other, and that shows. Emma is really good in this, so was Daniel and Rupert.

    kanagu: Emma did well in first 2 parts but after that she was not good.. here she is back ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    And yes the ending has left us waiting for more ๐Ÿ™‚

    kanagu: ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. November 21, 2010 7:45 pm

    This movie was good, compared to 5th and 6th, which were both horrible ๐Ÿ™‚ But like Neha said, very sad that the series will soon end ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    kanagu: Yeah.. 6th is bot good at all.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I am also sad ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. November 21, 2010 8:50 pm

    Something is better than nothing ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ waiting for the grand finale

    kanagu: ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Me too waiting and its going to be awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. November 21, 2010 10:14 pm

    having neither read any of the hp books or watched any of the hp movie series, i cannot comment on this! ๐Ÿ™‚ but i dont like movies that don’t end!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Destination Infinity

    kanagu: Hmmmm.. maybe you should watch after the release of the final part ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. November 22, 2010 10:30 am

    good review than the trailer (movie) ๐Ÿ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks ka ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. November 22, 2010 12:45 pm

    Present Sir. Neither a moviebuff nor a HP fan ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

    kanagu: I know ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hope u hd a nice weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    kanagu: Yes it is.. good ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. November 22, 2010 12:46 pm

    Not a Harry Potter fan, Kanagu :(. Not sure if I’ll watch it.

    kanagu: If u r not a fan.. I don’t think you will like it Deeps ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  10. November 22, 2010 9:49 pm

    Harry Potter brought you back to blogging ! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    kanagu: Yes.. hope I stay active ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. November 23, 2010 10:41 am

    Aha!!! You are backkkkkk!!!

    I haven’t read it, as you know ๐Ÿ™„

    kanagu: ha ha ha ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Its good to see you back here crafty ๐Ÿ™‚

    Somehow, those books are just lying there ๐Ÿ˜ And i wanna finish reading the books before watching the movie adapts…

    kanagu: hmmm.. read it soon Crafty.. so that you can tell the story to your grandkids when you become ammomma.. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    So by the time I am Ammooma in real life, I will comment on the movie ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› :P’

    kanagu: Hope I will be around then as apoopan ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. November 23, 2010 4:25 pm

    I havent seen the movie. Somehow I seem to not enjoy the movies as much as the books. The movies are good no doubt about it but I still prefer reading. But will try to watch this as soon series will end :(.

    kanagu: Yeah books over movies anyday.. but just for the sheer excitement we are watching it and this one is good.. don’t miss it ๐Ÿ™‚ I am planning to watch it one another time ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. November 25, 2010 4:36 am

    I enjoyed the movie. True…it’s slow moving, but that’s the justice the director can do to this lengthy story. Comparing the 6th series, this is definitely a better turned movie. And I loved the graphical explanation of deathly hallows in the movie!

    But yes…many events from the book has been compressed, some changed and others were comfortably eliminated. So obviously those who haven’t read the book, will consider this as a spoiler!

    kanagu: yeah… exactly my thoughts!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. November 27, 2010 2:21 pm

    Exactly reflecting my thoughts.. I reviewed a lil late on second watching. We discussed that too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    kanagu: I have read it Karthik… its pretty good review ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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