Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

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It wasn’t until the big Warner Brothers logo appeared at the start of the new Harry Potter film that I suddenly remembered I’d completely forgotten what happened in the last film. Which is a bit of a pain in the arse really, as I’d even helpfully written myself some notes after watching the Half Blood Prince, but didn’t read them. Damn my forward thinking yet forgetful brain! Still – I could pretty much just copy and paste the first two paragraphs of that review again here, as it all still applies.

But where Deathly Hallows differs from the Half Blood Prince is, well, that’s a bit crapper.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s still Harry Potter, but let’s face it, it’s just a bit of filler for the grand finale whilst they milk a bit more money out of the series. Harry and Co are off on a quest to find the missing Horcruxes. They go to the beach. The graveyard. The forest. The hill. The lake. The West End. The greasy spoon cafe. Pretty much every place you’d go expect to go to should you be looking for a magical object containing part of an immortal soul.

All this jollying around muggle land is perhaps what lets the film down. I wouldn’t say Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and the ginger dude are the best actors in the world, so when there’s big chunks of the film with just two or all three of them together, things tend to drag and the film seems to last forever. At the end, we might be a horcrux or two down, but we don’t seem to be that much further on in the story.

I think it’s time to wrap this series up folks. 6/10.

Oh and happy new year, muggles.

Comments on: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (1)

  1. I ended up seeing it again the other day, not intentionally but because the person I went to the cinema with turned up half an hour after the film we were meant to be seeing had started and HP was the only other thing on at that time.

    There is a bit in it where they seem to make a little mistake. All the way through they talk about how there are 7 horcruxes and how they have destroyed 2. However when they destory the 3rd one in the movie Ron says “only 3 to go” when there are actually 4.

    I looked it up, cos I was really bored, and I think I know why this happened. It is a case of the writers knowing how the film ends and getting mixed up…because there are only 6 horcruxes destroyed…but there are 7 in total.


    And you really didn’t care about that did you. The film was better the second time round by the way…still not worth more than 6 out of 10 though.

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