Monday, November 22, 2010

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - Review

Its the beginning of the end.
Thats what the promos said. And it was a good beginning. The last book of the Harry Potter series has been split into 2. A good decision, I must say as the films have not bee able to cover the details in the limited time. Except for "The Sorcerer's Stone" & "Chamber of Secrets", the rest have deviated widely from the storyline.
Deathly Hallows Part-1 sticks closely to the story for most of the parts with minor deviations in the detail. There were parts which could have been scary, but for people (like yours truly) who have "studied" the books it wasn't. In fact the biggest suspense was at what point would they break off.  And it is a movie made for Potter buffs
Some highlights of the film
  • the awesome scenery (looked straight out of LOTR movies)
  • the scene of the seven Potters
  • the animated tale of the 3 brothers
  • the snake transformation scene
  • the little bits of humor in a movie which is otherwise quite dark in nature (Definetely not recommended for kids)
But the real fun was in watching the film with another HP-crazy fan. Pointing out the deviations from the book, predicting the dialogues, waiting for the action scenes to arrive. But there was a minor irritant in the presence of Muggles (non Potter readers) in the hall. They had neighbours who were willing to help them out by explaining what was happening, and adding to the noise level in the theatre.

Now waiting for the July 2011 release of Part-2, which promises to be action packed. Also in all likelihood, the end of end.

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