Harry Potter And The Dealthy Hallows – Part 1 11


Having just come back from the latest Harry Potter film, I thought I would put key to keyboard and give you all my views on what the latest blockbuster was like. Before we go any further I would like to make clear that I have neither read the book of this film, or of previous Harry Potter films. I would also like to make clear that I will not be spoiling the plot, making this review perfectly safe for those who have yet to see it.

I was lucky enough to get a seat in the IMAX, the large cinema screen. Normally I refuse to pay extra for either the IMAX or 3D experience, however with this film receiving so much hype I thought why not.

Having seen both Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint grow up on the silver screen, in parts it is hard to believe the teenage roll the now mid twenties actors are playing. There is action with wizard battles, comedy with the Weasley Brothers, and a lot of romance (a bit X-rated in places) which all adds to the film.

Speaking to some Harry Potter purists, they do believe that it deviates from the book, however having not read the book I wouldn’t be able to comment on this. I do know that having split the final book up into two parts is probably a wise move, as part one was over two hours twenty minutes long; meaning that if part two was to follow suit, there would be the need for a toilet break half way through.

Overall I did enjoy the film, however I do feel that it fell far short of the hype and praise that had been drummed up in the press. The majority of the screen time is shared by Harry, Ron and Hermione, and whilst they are the stars of the show, the humor of the sexual tension between Ron and Hermione wears thin, as does powerless acting of Harry. Magic was a little thin on the ground to. Having seen Hollywood at its best in the first handful of films, only a fist full of spells were cast; after all they are magicians, so a little bit of magic wouldn’t go a miss.

Not being a Harry Potter fanatic I left the cinema wanting to know what I gained from part 1, what I would not gain from part 2. There were lovers tiffs, which I expect to see in part 2 and the hunting down of Horcruxes, which I expect to see in part 2. Ultimately whilst the story splitting into two parts was necessary from a time point of view; from a story point of view I feel that nothing which wasn’t said in this part, wont be said in the second.

To give Harry Potter And The Dealthy Hallows – Part 1 a rating, I would have to say 6.5 out of 10. Special effects were good if few and far between, humor was good if not a little thin, but the biggest draw back of all was that I didn’t feel any element of Harry’s story being told that wont be mentioned in a years time.

Overall I Give It 6.5 Out Of 10, Main Down Fall, Is That Nothing That Was Said In This Film Wont Be Repeated In The Next

Overall I Give It 6.5 Out Of 10, Main Down Fall, Is That Nothing That Was Said In This Film Wont Be Repeated In The Next

  • Harry Power

    Poor blog here mate. I think you’ve gone over the top with everything. I think you have failed to see the content in the film as there is lots. The acting I thought was pretty spot on. Reading this blog it is clear that you don’t understand the complexity of the plot. Being a hard core Harry Potter fan, being left disappointed by a few films due to the content not being the same as the book, I left the cinema feeling very happy. A few things were missed out in this film but still it was a very good film. The best yet and I’d give it a 9 / 10. Also there wasn’t any x rated bits

    • Firstly, I dont think you should class the post as ‘poor’ simply because you disagree with the content. I mentioned from the offset that I have not read the book and am not a Harry Potter fan, I was simply assessing the quality of the film from the point of view of a standby viewer. The acting of Daniel Radcliff is of personal opinion. The film is based upon the book, however as with most films that are based on books there is no ‘requirement’ to follow it word for word, there is room for deviation. I have enjoyed the other Harry Potter films, however I do feel that this one is the poor relation with not much happening in such a long timescale. With regards to the ‘x rated bits’ it was a use of poetic artistry. It was however one step away from turning the film to a rating 12 rather than 12a.

  • Harry Power

    I said the blog/review was poor becaus the content in your blog was poor. It is misleading and it is clear that you missed the point and importance of every scene in the film. I feel that you haven’t expressed the view of the standard viewer. You have expressed the view of someone who hasn’t followed the story and has missed the point and importance. The film is based on the book. If it didn’t then what would be the point of the film ? The film has to follow the book but maybe not to every point, as it couldnt all fit. All real Harry Potter fans will find something that wasn’t in that hey enjoyed. You cannot please every one. I know I seem to repeat myself here, however every argument you have against this film stems back to the fact you clearly didnt grasp the concept and importance of the film. Also in relation to the Harry & Hermione scene. Which had very partial nudity, and you could find as much on an average day at the beach. The way it was filmed was vital to the scene and couldn’t of been done any other way to underline it’s significance. Hope your next blog is up to your usual high standard.

    • As a Harry Potter fan, you cant say what a non-Harry Potter would be thinking as they saw the film. Compared to the other films, the story was non existent, acting poor, and the film too long. Just my opinion, and as the blog is mine, I am entitled to express it.

  • Harry Power

    I know. But you have clearly missed the point and complexity of the film. It seems to have gone over your head which makes me feel sorry for you, as you missed out on a great film. Shame

    • I know exactly what kind of film it was, and if there was a story there it was poorly told, its a shame you cant accept an opinion other than yours opinion.

  • Harry Power

    No I can it’s just the story was brilliantly told I just don’t think you understood the story. I think you might have to re watch it and concentrate a bit more (:

    • I did watch it, and did concentrate. I just think that it wasnt told well.

  • Harry Power

    Ok. Well maybe there is a fault about the film. The story line was too complex for some viewers. Not your fault though. I’ll explain it to you better later (:

  • Harry Power

    (: