Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One - Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One - Movie Review

The calm before the storm. 

This movie has got to be one of the most slow-paced Harry Potter movies to date. Although not boring, the movie does delve very deeply into the first half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the book.

The movie had loads of tear-jerking parts but compared to the sixth movie, which had loads of action scenes and suspense, it seemed to be the calm before the final movie and the final battle hits. 

Early on we see the death of a silent but treasured “character”: Hedwig. We also end with the demise of another favorite: Dobby. There was no shortage of deaths throughout the movie either, with the death of Alastor “Mad-eye” Moody being brushed off quickly.

Even though the movie starts with a lot of action, the action dies down again as Harry, Ron, and Hermione search everywhere for Horcruxes. The Horcruxes, which carry pieces of Voldemort’s soul need to be destroyed before ultimately destroying Voldemort himself, yet the movie portrays the challenges the trio faces when dealing with those horcruxes.

There are some awkward moments and some awkward acting here and there though. For instance, there is the scene when Harry throws his bag on the ground after Ron catches him about to escape, and leaves Ron to pick it up for him.

There is also more awkward acting from Bill Nighy who plays Rufus Scrimgeour, the minister of magic. Although he did not act poorly, some parts were a bit overacted and comical yet they were followed by scenes which were true, better.

There are also some parts that are prolonged which seemed to be a bit unnecessary, like the parts prior to the wedding scene. Although they were enjoyable, there were other scenes cut from the movie that would have been more interesting if included. 

Overall, given that this movie seems to be laying out the fundamentals before getting into the real gist of the battle, it was not as exciting as other movies, but compelling nonetheless, it takes the rating of 7/10.

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