Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One -Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the movie made from the seventh Harry Potter book written by J.K.Rowling. I saw this movie opening weekend in IMAX with my friends and we loved it.

As far as all of the movies in the series go this one stayed the closest to the book, mainly because it’s going to be two parts and they have all the time they want to do everything. The special effects in this seventh movie were as up to date as all the rest. The famous trio: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint had great chemistry together as they do in every movie. Radcliffe is the wonderful leading man and he has started to come into his own with his acting. Grint showed the internal conflict of seeing the girl whom he loves with his best friend wonderfully. I had two favourite scenes of this movie: the Deathly Hallows story and when Ron destroyed the horcrux. Every part of this movie was well done but these two scenes had such a great creativity to how they were portrayed but still went perfectly with the book that I was so touched. Without putting any spoilers into this (although really, why haven’t you read the books) I disliked where they ended it. Of course it sort of makes sense to lead into the second movie with that, but it was taken from much later in the book. That scene happened as Harry headed towards Hogwarts, not at the end where they put it. One way they can fit that in though, is if they did not sequence that, and it is just for a lead up, and they cut back in exactly where they left off minus that last scene.

I would give this movie a four and a half for sticking to the novel, visual effects, acting, art direction and directing. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is nominated for Oscars in Art Direction and Visual Effects but they are up against some possibly tough competition for both awards, so it will be interesting who the Academy gives it to.

Lauren, sending reviews your way… And desperately waiting for the second part.