Saturday, November 20, 2010

Deathly Hallows Review

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 came out a few days ago, experiencing an opening night of $61 million. And it was amazing. I've seen it twice already (Yes, I'm a nerd. So what.) and I have to say that I think this one is my favorite so far. Here's a few reasons why:
  • the most faithful to the book and good quality HP film so far. The previous films have either fit into two categories: there were either really faithful to the books but not the best quality film (1 & 2) or good quality films that left out a lot of important plot points (3, 5, & 6). (Movie 4 was neither. That's one I block out of my memory.) But HP7 Pt. 1 was the first film that was both. The things it left out (Lupin's scene, Kreacher's tale, Dudley's stupid line) weren't missed at all. Some parts were even better than the book.
  • the ministry scene, the locket scene, the dance between Harry and Hermione, the Godric's Hollow scene (I jumped both times I saw it haha) and the Malfoy Manor scenes
  • Dobby
  • that this movie felt different from the others - they weren't in Hogwarts anymore, the trio had to fend for themselves, it was slower paced, etc.
  • the acting of the trio. Dan's been solid for a while now, Rupert finally had a chance to show his acting chops and show a side of his character we haven't seen before, and Emma - oh my goodness can that girl act. Totally stole every scene she was in (which was pretty much the whole movie). When she cried, I cried. So good. 
  • I LOVED that they had things in there only book fans would understand and made no apologies for it. For instance, the shard of Sirius' mirror. At this point, I could care less if you're confused and have no idea what's going on. The books have been out for more than 10 years now. Learn to read.
  • Makes me SO excited for Pt. 2. Is it July yet??
So yeah, I would definitely recommend this film. Let me know of your thoughts on it. If you agree or disagree, etc.

In other news... yeah there isn't much other news. I worked all day today. Getting sick of school. Only two more days until Thanksgiving Break and then I'll see my family up in Washington! So excited.


2 comments:

  1. BEST MOVIE EVER! I completely agree with everything you said. I loved it soooo much!

    And you've already seen in TWICE?!?! I'm super jealous! I want to see it again too..I just want to see a million times more because it was so good. I feel like it followed the book so well that it was good enough to be a reflection on the book and it just made the book better too. The book and the movie both compliment each other.

    K, and if you go see it again...TELL ME! Because I really would love to see it as many times as possible. And since we're both such harry potter nerds I think it would be fun. Thanks for writing this! :)

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  2. Haha yeah I saw it with a coworker last night :)

    And just let me know when you wanna go! I'll always be down for more HP!

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