Thursday, January 27, 2011
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
It has been 10 years since since the first Harry Potter movie came out and now The Deathly Hallows is the 7th installment in the series. I'm not really a Harry Potter fan. I've never read the books and I didn't care too much for the first few movies since they were about little kids attending a school to learn magic. However, as the characters have matured and the series has progressed, I find myself liking each movie more.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed HP7. The series has gotten much more serious and much less cute. The more recent movies are much darker and scarier. The movie begins as all the evil characters have joined forces in an attempt to kill Harry. He ends up on the run with his two sidekicks. They are forced to hide in isolation as they continue their quest to find the horcruxes they need to destroy Lord Voldemort.
Their surroundings are dismal and this movie had a much more serious feel to it than the others. I was surprised at the level of violence, gore, and adult content in this movie. I had heard people complain that this installment was too slow and that the trio of kids spent most of their time hiding in a tent talking. I welcomed some of the slower scenes and thought they provided some balance for all the action scenes. There is still plenty of action and the special effects are great as usual.
This has been my favorite Harry Potter movie so far and I give it 8.0 stars. I'm actually looking forward to part two.