Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

One of the most anticipated film in the muggle world this year would for sure be "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1", picking up from the last film in 2009 (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and the arrival of the dark times.

Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) turns history, and evil seemed to have triumphed with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) and his army of Death Eaters having taken over Hogwarts. So, once again, to save the world, it is up to a grieving Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) with his best buddies Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) to seek out and destroy the Horcruxes holding Voldemort's soul and the key to his immortality.

Unfortunately, jealousy between Harry and Ron from the previous installments are rehashed in the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, and Ron scoots off after a bout of wild imagination. Not a wise choice, as Harry and Hermione consoles one another of his departure by dancing to a melancholic tune soon after and engages the audience's emotions.

That is not to say that the film has too much of a romantic touch to it though. Instead, the latest Harry Potter film takes on a sombre tone – a tad too dark, intense and even a little too scary for the young ones with scenes of torture, injury and that of Voldemort's terrifying pet. Some credit has to be given to the impressive special effects here despite the production team not being able to make the film in time for 3D.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" proves an enjoyable film and one that would keep audiences hyped up for the real final. Just keep in mind this is just part one of J.K. Rowling's final book in the series to avoid unnecessary disappointment with the "ending".


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