Harry Potter, a phenomenon that countless children (and adults) have grown up reading is finally coming to a close. The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released in 2007 and it was a sad day for all but many took heart in the fact that we would still be seeing Harry on our screens; however, by July 2011, we really will be saying goodbye to Harry Potter.
Of course people will still read and watch Harry Potter, but no longer shall we feel the anticipation of waiting for Harry’s story to unfold. The release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 marks the beginning of the end. There have been some mixed reviews of this movie, but they are mostly positive.
Obviously this movie is different from the other six as it is not set in Hogwarts and Harry begins his darkest adventure yet to seek out and destroy the seven horcruxes. I felt like there was more emphasis in romance in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 movie compared to the book as the scenes including Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione/Harry affect a lot of the screenplay.
I have to say that the thing I didn’t like about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 was the ending. Yes, it left you with baited breath waiting for the next movie, but I felt that it was slightly cold given that something tragic (I won’t mention what in case you haven’t seen it yet!) had just happened. Well, it was tragic in my opinion. The combination of touching scenes, mournful deaths, and the knowledge that one of my favourite things in the whole wide world was coming to a close resulted in me blubbering my way through the majority of this movie. Literally right from the onset when I saw the ‘WB’ sign appear and the eerie music begins.
This movie is action packed, as obviously there is quite a lot of content to get through, despite the fact that the book has already been split into two movies. A lot of the minor characters who we love don’t feature very much in Part 1, but hopefully they’ll play a bigger role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, especially near the end as the finale approaches.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is focussed on Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, and the trio does not disappoint! This movie has moments of comedy, tragedy, suspense and action. If you haven’t already seen this then you definitely need to buy it and watch it, even if you’re not a fan, it’s one of those things you’ve got to watch.
Look out for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 released in cinemas (in 3D!) on the 15th July 2011.
See my review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 here.