Monday, November 22, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

This movie takes us from the beginning of the book through until (SPOILER) Dobby's death/Voldemort's attainment of the Elder Wand.

If you're thinking, "Not enough happens in 'Book 7' to warrant 2 full movies," you're right. If all of Gone with the Wind can fit into one movie, than surely the last installment of a children's book can. At times the movie dragged, as did the book. You know the times I mean!

In the first full scene, (after we see glimpses of the lives of Harry, Hermione, and Ron,) we witness a Death Eater meeting lead by our favorite nose-lacking, snake talking, dream roaming villain. This is a great scene. The different emotions seem to counteract our parties actions, which brings a level of despair and panic into the first few moments of the movie. The villains are afraid of their own power, and of their leader. They begrudgingly follow Voldemort, and are lead by their fear.

The individual scenes are beautiful and brilliant. The movie, as a whole, is incomplete, (which, I guess, is the point.) The movie is lacking, but very well done. They have finally shed the "kid movie" element which has stumped the brilliance of the first 6 films, (especially 1-3.)

Daniel Radcliff (Harry) and Emma Watson (Hermione) seem to finally be catching up to Rupert Grint's (Ron) natural acting talents.

I don't like shakey-cam. How I wish we'd get rid of it as a society.

And one more thing, just because I didn't go to the midnight premiere, and just because I know a dumb book when I read it, doesn't mean I'm not a "true fan." I might not be a "true fan" of Book 7, but I'm a darn true fan of 1-6 (minus 5 of course.) So, don't you forget it!

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