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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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A major improvement over the previous movie!

  • Dec 4, 2010
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I finally made it to the theater to see the newest addition to the Harry Potter series, and i will start off by saying that all the fears and doubts that i had after the terrible movie that was The Half Blood prince where completely dissolved by the time the end credits were rolling. More than any other in the series this movie reminds me of The Sorcerers Stone in the way that it follows the storyline in the book almost perfectly, right down to the majority of the script. There are even parts in this movie where they backtracked and made up for crucial information that was ignored in the Half Blood Prince. I can honestly say that there is only one part in the entire film that disappointed me, the part when the minister of magic meets with Harry and his friends to read Dumblebore's will. In the book there was a lot of anger and attitude going on it that room that really show more about the Ministry and their part in the new regimen under Voldemort, Even though the scene in the movie did not come out badly i thought that it could have been better had it gone differently. i will also say that this movie would be enjoyable even for people who havn't seen the other movies or who arnt really fans of the series. It's nonstop action from start to finish and the special effects where outright amazing! I don't want to spoil the movie for everyone who hasn't had the chance to see it yet, so i will just say that it's more than worth the two and a half hour run time.
A major improvement over the previous movie!

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December 04, 2010
well, all right! This movie is still the hottest reviewed movie in our community! Thanks for the review, Meghan!
May 03, 2011
ready for number 2 of Deathly Hallows?
May 03, 2011
Ive been ready since i saw the very first one!
May 03, 2011
sweet! I am about to re-watch this shortly...
May 03, 2011
Omg i went to target to get this on the day it came out...and im standing in line kinda impatiently behind this woman with these awful screaming kids who i had the urge to smack and the guy behind me in line looks at me...rolls his eyes...and was like "arnt you a little old for that kind of movie?" At first i didnt realize he was talking to me and then when i saw he ment the comment for me i smiled and he proceeds to say "i mean seriously dont you have anything better to do with your time?" Sooo i made the extreamly mature decision to hiss at him and continue on my way lol i wish i could have gotten a pic of his facial expression it was classic!
May 03, 2011
hah. Don't worry about folks like that. They just don't have nothing else in their lives so they try to make themselves feel better however they can. You hissing....? wwhhooaaa...you? you such a nice person ;)
May 03, 2011
Hey, Meghan, you check out the TV series Vampire Diaries? I think it's gotten better that I started watching it...it wasn't bad I think.
May 03, 2011
Haha me nice? Did you hit your head in your last attack of sneezing? Im not worried at all the guy didnt even phase me i was just suprised by the fact that he took it upon himself to bring up something like that with a total stranger! O well im sure he will think twice now that hes been publicly hissed at lol
May 03, 2011
Ive never seen the series but i did read the whole book series...and after watching some ofbthe commercials i doubt ill ever watch it because the casting is so god-awfully wrong and from what i hear the plot dosent really have much to do with the books eaither.
May 03, 2011
That does make sense. I mean I saw some good elements in the plot after Vampire Diaries' season one but I kind of felt like the backdrop and the setting was a little out of place. I haven't read the book series yet. recommend? Oh, you're nice to me...at least. Don't hiss at me LMAO!!
May 04, 2011
The books were entertaining but no where near epic. And they did get a little out there and hard to swallow towards the end. I actually havnt read the most recent one yet because im awaiting the paperback edition. And no i dont plan on hissing at you anytime soon but dont say you havnt been forwarned should you ever cross me muuuhahaha!
 
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review by . November 16, 2010
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Having secured a seat at a local sneak peek premier (all it took was dressing up like Mad Eye Moody!), I had the grand opportunity to check out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I last night.  I must admit that I wasn't a fan of Potter until the first film came out.  After that, I was hooked.  I've gone on to watch all of the films and read all of the books.         Deathly Hallows, as far as I can remember since …
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review by . December 24, 2010
Finally! After weeks of anticipation and quiet thoughtful patience, I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1. And may I say, I was not disappointed in the least. It was every bit what it marketed itself to be and everything I expected. I expected an epic penultimate film to lead to the last film, and that's certainly what I got. Some may not agree with me but I think this is the best Potter film to date and I can't wait to see how the second part will top it.      …
review by . December 03, 2010
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review by . November 26, 2010
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review by . November 23, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
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review by . November 18, 2010
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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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