Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

The final book from the popular Harry Potter was split in half for the film version.  The density of the book’s material would have made it impossible to make a feature film that would be around 2 hours.  Skipping the midnight showing and going the next day, I was excited to see how they would accomplish this task.

This film is by far the darkest of the series.  Voldemort’s search for a way to kill Harry was as important as Harry’s search for Horcruxes.  For a younger audience this might be a turn off but this does follow the tone of the book.

The most memorizing scene from the movie is the story of the Deathly Hallows.  Created by Swiss animator, Ben Hibon, the story, told by Xenophilius Lovegood, was a departure from live action.  Shot using CGI and comic shaded shadow puppets, the story took new life.  It was completely unexpected but extremely interesting.  It was a great way to tell the story of the Deathly Hallows.

My only disappointment was the lack of Hogwarts.  When i think Harry i think Hogwarts.  The final book has a huge battle scene surrounding Hogwarts and i guess they are keeping that for the final film.

The movie left be desiring me.  By far the best representation of the book and the best Harry Potter movie.

  1. June 7th, 2011

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