Movie Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows poster
Wow, this movie sucked.

Ok, no it didn’t. There’s nothing I could print here that would make you from not going to see this movie.

I actually loved it!

I was a bit hesitant before going to the theater because the first part of Deathly Hallows was all set-up to the second half of the book. Harry, Ron and Hermione spend most of the time hiding out in the woods as they do for most of the film but this is what makes the film so good.

The characters are richer and deeper and the actors (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) have matured so much as performers its just a pleasure to watch them work together.

There is a general feeling of gloom throughout the whole film. There are deaths (and if you’ve read the book you already know who does and does not survive) but knowing them beforehand does not make it any easier when they happen in front of you.

My favorite parts were when they were in the ‘real world’ hiding out in London and Ron’s mugging in the background of some pretty-tense scenes. His character is finally coming into his own in this film.

There were some slow points in the middle of the film – the parts alone with Harry and Hermione but those are easily washed away when you think of the film as a whole.

I do have one WTF moment: There is a scene where Harry pulls Hermione to him and they begin dancing. It’s awkward and just plain unnecessary. It’s like that moment in Spider-Man 3 when Peter Parker starts dancing. You’re thinking,’Why is this even in the movie?’

But like I said before, seconds after, you’re brought back into the story and back into their adventures.

Director: David Yates

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCrory, Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright

Writers: Steve Kloves

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