Just watched the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) couple of hours ago in the theater! I have been waiting for this movie since I’ve heard that the last book of Harry Potter is going to be split in to two parts for the movie. To be frankly, the fast story rolling of the Goblet of Fire, the Order of Phoenix and the Half Blood Prince slightly disappointed me. Those movies did not portrait the full story of the respective books, merely they were the highlights of the story books. So when I came to know that, they are going to split the last movie to keep the flavor of the story intact, I was really thrilled. I could not wait to watch the movie!
For not to spoil the viewers experience, I am not going to reveal the actual story, rather I am giving an overall idea of the story. This is the First part of the Seventh book of Harry Potter series. As the continuation of the last movie (Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince), Dumbledore is dead and Harry Potter is still the Chosen One, upon whom the followers of Dumbledore still keep the faith. He leaves the Privet Drive. He decided to search the remaining Horcruxes and destroyed them. Along with Harry, his two best friends Ron and Hermione have decided not to go back to Hogwarts this year. Instead they involved in a secret mission of destroying the Horcruxes. But that secret mission became the journey of a lifetime, where they found their goal of life, re-discovered themselves as well as their friendship, lost some of their dearest friends, overcome their innermost fears, and unrevealed mysteries of pasts.
As I mentioned earlier, to keep the original flavor of the book this movie is split into two parts. And they did not disappoint me. David Yates really did an amazing job. Not only him but also Daniel, Rupert and Emma delivered quite a good acting. The first thing about this is, it’s not a children movie anymore. Harry, Ron and Hermione were no more that kid wizard. They have grown up. They are more matured now. The maturity is clear. Almost the whole movie is about these three bosom friends, other characters do not have that much significant appearance. But that really does not matter, because one can hardly feel the absence of other characters. Moreover, this time, the director tried really hard not to speed up the story, rather he took it slowly and steadily. Which in fact, was a good move. Also there are some minor changes from the main story. The action sequence was really good, especially the ambush scene when Hagrid flew Harry away to the Burrow from the Private Drive. Also the part of depicting the Tale of the Deathly Hallows with a nice animation is really a superb touch.
But still there are some shortages (or flaws perhaps). Such as Hogwarts’ takeover or Harry missing and thinking about Ginny have been totally ignored, though there is a small scene of Hogwarts Express and a glimpse on Neville was there. Also the part of Ollivander and Gregorovitch are hard to understand for someone who hasn’t read the book. There is one intense sensual moment, which I do not think as a necessary elements. And while the Tale of the Deathly Hallows have been told, the fact that Harry owns the invisible cloak was ignored somehow! The whole movie is gloomy and dark, has scene of more blood comparing to the previous parts and little bit horror too. (It is rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality.)
Apart from that, the director portrayed love, friendship, jealousy, loyalty, loneliness wonderfully. The first part of the Finale of Harry Potter is an stunning adventurous story with lots of clues to solve. To be precisely, it is the introduction of the Finale. And it can be easily assumed that a lot of things are coming in the next part. But the main feature of this movie is, one can not be bored while watching the film. At the end, this movie makes the viewers to wait eagerly for the next part, whether he/she knows the story or not.
In Conclusion, the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has put away the childish things of the previous movies and become a not-a-kid-movie-anymore. But that does not disappoint me. This movie is for them, who passed their childhood reading the Harry Potter books and grew old with Harry, Ron and Hermione. It’s really wonderful to find out that the kid wizards are no longer kids, they have grown up just like the readers. This movie leaves me excitedly to anticipate the final installment. And to be frankly, this is a great movie for not only Potter fans, but all movie addicts as well. Overall, it is a worth watching movie (of course!).