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Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt 1 Review
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Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1 Review

After taking part in what can only be described as a Harry Potter marathon recently, digesting all six films in 24hrs – I would say I am in good stead to give a decent assessment of the seventh film. Deathly Hallows takes the action away from Hogwarts and scatters it around the whole of the UK as Harry, Ron and Hermoine search for Horcruxes. Without the Horcruxes, Voldermort cannot retain his immortality and subsequently can be defeated. To change up the various locations Harry is now gifted with teleportation which sees a variety of locations range from London, rural countryside communities and deep woodland. It’s a nice visual change from the series though the familiarity and magic of Hogwarts is lost at the same time.

Deathly Hallows starts at a frenetic pace with an out and out airborne battle between the Order of the Phoenix and the Death Eaters. This sequence is shot with aplomb and was one of the best parts of the movie. Whilst the film does have one or two other impressive moments, it does run at a sedentary pace. The last hour of the film grinds slowly. Even with the odd attack here and there the feeling of constant pressure just doesn’t deliver, Ron throwing his toys out the pram doesn’t help either. The acting was once again solid with Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson pulling in fantastic displays and the films CGI has once again pushed a new level of realism, especially for sequences taking place in the air. Perhaps one of the nicest parts of the movie was seeing Dobby return. He plays a big part in this movie; so if you haven’t read the books I shall leave it at that. Dobby is a loveable servant elf who is one of the more understated characters within the Potter universe but at the same time exudes just how good J.K Rowling’s imagination turned out on celluloid.

In essence then Deathly Hallows Part 1 is a good film, whilst it doesn’t have the magic and charm of the earlier potter films, there is still new skills and magic you see in the universe for the first time. The teleportation is responsible for losing some of the intensity and the film being split into two year-part films doesn’t help either. As an overall package though, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is another solid entry.

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