Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

19 11 2010

This is not the typical harry potter movie you expect.There is no quidditch,no hogwarts,no nothing.It has this darker tone which may not appeal to many younger audience who haven’t read the last book”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.But still this one is best movie that has come out of the movie series.


Movie begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their strenuous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction–the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of  Professor Dumbledore, the three must now rely on one another more than ever to meet their goal.


Yes,there is no hogwarts in the plot still we have many adrenaline filled duels,humour,romance and above all  fantastic magic to quench every muggle’s thirst for entertainment.From the time David Yates have taken over the harry potter franchise,there has been a change about how the mood is recreated from the source material.All other directors before him chose either substance of the source material or created a style.But none of them were able to capture the exact tone of the book.He has been improving this style of approach for the movies ever since the order of the phoenix.And the style reaches the peak at this movie.

The movie paces forward with a strange mix of fear,adventure,humour and romance.Fear comes from the fact that Voldemort now controls the ministry of magic and forces it to persecute the “muggle-borns” and “half bloods” with the help of his ever serving “Death Eaters”[Non HP fans,google].Adventure come from the part that Harry and his friends must escape from death eaters “deadly” clutches.And the best part is romance,a love triangle[as perceived by Ron Weasly] gives the audience quite a good laugh when the tension gets a bit tightening.

There are some really great sequences in the movie which can be counted among the best in the franchise.The “breaking into ministry of magic using poly juice potion” requires a special mention.Seems like director has misused the ability of Wizard’s ability of apparition rather unrealistically.Whenever harry and his friends apparate they end up in some scenical background which makes the audience feels like the world is about to be doomed or something[maybe that is because voldemort is gaining power].Thus cinematographer Eduardo Serra requires some appraise for wielding the camera to a near perfection and for helping Yates to recreate the tone of the film.

As i said earlier the movie might not appeal to the younger audience who havent read the book.There are 2 reasons

1.There are many said and unsaid references to previous characters and plot details.To appreciate the movie completely it is absolutely necessary that one must have read all the books in the series.[seeing all the movies alone is not enough]

2.Harry,Hermione and Ron has grown emotionally and sexually.


For non HP fans it is completely unsafe to watch the film[check the reason no:1 above].But it is a must see for HP fans because it is the elder wand of all HP films.


P.S-This movie is the reason Twilight sucks!

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