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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

The first part of the two-part finale to the Harry Potter franchise released in 2010.

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Once More, Harry Potter Will Amaze You

  • Dec 1, 2010
Harry Potter fans may be a little when they find out in the end that this is only a first installment on the last book. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has two parts and the second part will not come out until July of 2011. The first one was released in November of 2010. When my wife and I first seen this we had no idea that it was the first installment but we do now. We have read all of the books and each time we are so excited to hear that there is a movie coming so that we can see it on the big screen. The price just keeps going up to go to the show but that does not stop us from seeing the last of the Harry Potter series at least that is what we think.

Main Cast
There are 15 main characters that compose this movie and they are in no particular order; Daniel Radcliffe (plays Harry Potter), Emma Watson (plays Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (plays Ron Weasley), Ralph Fiennes (plays Lord Voldemort), Bill Nighy (plays Rufus Scrimgeour), Richard Griffiths (plays Vernon Dursley), Harry Melling (plays Dudley Dursley), Julie Walters (plays Molly Weasley), Bonnie Wright (plays Ginny Weasley), Ian Kelly (plays Hermione's Dad), Michelle Fairley (plays Hermione's Mum), Fiona Shaw (plays Petunia Dursley), Alan Rickman (plays Professor Serverus Snape), Carolyn Pickles (plays Charity Burbage), Helena Bonham Carter (plays Bellatrix Lestrange).

This is Directed by David Yates, the writers are Steve Kloves does the screen play and J.K. Rowlings does the novel. This is an action, adventure, fantasy, and mystery type of movie and lasts 1 hour and 46 minutes. This is also rated pg13 because of the violence that this movie depicts but there is no nudity or bad language that you would have to worry about.

This is the apex of all of the movies that we  have seen so far. The computer animation and sound effects are excellent. If your child is interested in the Harry Potter series have them read the book first because we think that they will enjoy the movie much more. If they were to go out of the theater and get some more popcorn they are liable to miss a lot of exciting parts. This show kept our interest throughout the whole movie. Even though there were a lot of kids in the theater they were so entranced with the technology that this movie had to offer that they never took their eyes off of the movie.

The three main characters Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on a quest after professor Dumbledore' s death to destroy the rest of the evil Horcrux that Lord Voldemort need to be immortal. They have to go into hiding to protect their families. If you do not know what a Horcrux is, it is a meaningful object that will hold the soul of a person that is lost due to an evil event.  The three of them are trying to destroy the rest of these, but not before Lord Voldemort takes over the Hogwarts school.

The main thing that keeps happening is that ever since the first book the theme still remains the same, and that is that Lord Voldemort want to kill Harry and Harry keeps defeating him in his evil ways.  The three of them have to devise a plan to find the last of the Horcruxes to destroy Lord Voldemort and to do that they would have to go back to Hogwarts but Harry has to stay away since Voldemort is in charge of the school and is also the head of the Ministry of Magic.

Without  giving too much away about this movie, I have to tell you that the action that is in this movie will keep you and your kids glued to their seats and their eyes on the screen. The satisfaction with the money spent to take your kids to see this movie is excellent. Even if you do not have any children this is a good movie for any Harry potter fans but, they will disappointed that they will have to wait until July to see the final.


Movie Mood: Action Movie
Viewing Method: Other
Film Completeness: Looked complete to me.
Worst Part of this Film: Nothing
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December 02, 2010
Great review, Harold! This sounds like a good one :)
December 01, 2010
excellent write up! I pretty much agree with everything you've stated, I am hopeful for a climactic finale. Thanks!
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  • Opens Friday, November 19, 2010 | Runtime:2 hr. 27 min.
  • PG-13
    For some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images
  • Without the guidance and protection of their professors, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) begin a mission to destroy the Horcruxes, the sources of Voldemort's immortality. Though they must rely on one another more than ever, dark forces threaten to tear them apart. Voldemort's Death Eaters have seized control of the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts, and they are searching for Harry -- even as he and his friends prepare for the ultimate showdown.
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
  • Director: David Yates
  • Genres: Fantasy
  • Poster art for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: An IMAX 3D Experience"
  •  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I is a brooding, slower-paced film than its predecessors, the result of being just one half of the final story (the last book in the series was split into two movies, released in theaters eight months apart). Because the penultimate film is all buildup before the final showdown between the teen wizard and the evil Voldemort (which does not occur until The Deathly Hallows, Part II),Part I is a road-trip movie, a heist film, a lot of exposition, and more weight on its three young leads, who up until now were sufficiently supported by a revolving door of British thesps throughout the series. Now that all the action takes place outside ...
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