I just saw Harry Potter last night, at the 10 PM showing, I have seen all the movies in theatres, and have read all the books more than once. We arrived 2 hours early and were the second group of people in line. As soon as we arrived and were settled in line people started pouring in, The line was out the door, My friends and I would consistently look back and laugh, we had our tickets pre-booked 2 weeks before, and we had this plan in place since then. Are people so naive, that after almost ten years of Harry Potter movies and the craziness that surrounds The Boy Who Lived, they wouldn’t prepare a little more for the event.
The Movie Starts out by giving us a healthy dose of all our favourite characters, Hagrid, all the Weasley’s, Tonks, Mad Eye Moody, Lupin, The Malfoy’s, Bellatrix, Snape, Voldemort and of course our three man heroes, Harry, Hermione and Ron. Even with the Darkness that surrounds them, Molly Weasley and the rest Try to go on with life as usual. that is until Bill Weasley and his new wife Fleur’s wedding is interrupted by the death of the Minister of Magic, and Harry, Ron, and Hermione are forced to flee quickly.
one of the many amazing properties of the movie is how we are treated with beautiful scenery, Hermione and Ron are now allowed to apparate (teleport) anywhere around the world, as long as they have been there before. Part 1, plays out like the Journey it is, but thanks to apparition we are taken all over the map. Places we are familiar with, like 12 Grimmauld place, the former headquarters of The Order Of The Phoenix, and new places like Godric’s Hollow, the town in which Harry was born, where his parents were murdered, and where they are now buried.
Since a lot of this movie is played out with our three main characters, I was anxious to see how they could hold up the movie by themselves. Emma Watson’s acting is a lot better than her male co-stars but they all hold their own, and I was quite impressed. They have wonderful chemistry, and who wouldn’t after filming 8 movies together.
A lot of people will find this instalment to be not enough, and when it ultimately ends, somewhere in the middle of the whole story, there will be groans and complains. I personally would not have it any other way, if they had not done this movie in two parts it would have felt rushed, and probably would have been a terrible movie. Watching part one makes me realize how much of a story has to be told, and I keep thinking of every story line that needs to be re-lived and finished in Part 2.
Deathly Hallows part one hits the mark exactly, and it is everything it needs to be. We are reminded in the first 10 minutes of part 1 that this is the end, with harry packing his bags, and saying goodbye to the Dursley house with one final goodbye to his old bedroom, the room under the Stairs. Part one is a sweeping epic, with wonderful cinematography. Something people need to know/remember is that there is a lot to tell, Deathly Hallows has a huge story to tell for everyone to understand The end. For example everyone needs to find put exactly what the “Deathly Hallows” are, so when characters in the movie (mostly Hermione) are explaining something, you better listen.
Deathly Hallows has it’s fill of scares, sexual tension, romance, and Sadness. One scene at the beginning, and One of the final scenes Shows the rise and fall of two of the most beloved Harry Potter characters of all time, and neither are human characters. One scene at the end was so brilliant and heartbreaking that there was not a dry eye in the theatre.
I was very very pleased with this movie. I am so excited for Part 2, which has a July 15th due date. Part two should wrap up every storyline, and re-unite us with almost all our favourite Harry Potter character. I am excited.