Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (David Yates, 2010) Review

We're almost there! We have just this story left and, yes, I'm annoyed that it's in two parts. We could be done sooner if it was just one but I guess it is a long story...give them the benefit of the doubt I guess. So since we're coming to the end...I'm not doing anything special. it's just another film...why should I care? Anyway, how does the penultimate film in the series hold up? Let's find out!

 After the death of Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), the magic world has fallen into darkness as Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) now needs Dumbledore's Elder Wand in order to finish off his nemesis Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe). Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) must now track down Horcruxes (pieces of Voldemort's soul) and destroy them in order to weaken Voldemort and kill the dark wizard for good. The trio must learn what the ministry has planned, what the deathly hallows are and how to destroy he Horcruxes.

If I were to name 'the worst Harry Potter film', this would be it. Normally, I don't mind a slow film if it works...this does not. It's just so...dull and boring. You could easily cut about quarter of an hour out of it, ESPECIALLY the scenes with the trio travelling, just...travelling. The action has become boring and stale now (it's just them shouting made up words with flashes of lights) and this film was just an excuse to shave down the cast. It the film that keeps on pissing me off (was that my first swear?!). This film is way too long and is nothing more than a bridge between Half Blood Prince and the finale.

That's not to say this is a bad film. It's not, no Harry Potter film is. It's just a chore to watch. If it was shortened then, sure, I'll gladly watch this one, but I just won't ever watch this unless I'm having a Harry Potter marathon. There are some great moments though which mostly shows off how badass Ron can be and one ending that people are still crying over. This is used only to progress the plot.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is easily the worst in the Harry Potter film franchise. I get REALLY bored watching this one despite there being a few really good moments. Only watch this one if you are having a Potter-thon (what?) so it's not a skip just be prepared to get bored. Here we go people. One more film to go and we're done with the Harry Potter films for good! See you then.

The worst Harry Potter film but by no means a bad film. Full of dull scenes that can easily be cut and a lot of exposition...and some cool scenes too.

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