Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Last night, thanks to Club Zed, me and my friends get to watch the blocked screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. After all this months of waiting, finally I get to watch the first installment of the movie. Quite thrilling infact.
Without any qualms, I must say that this movie is Harry Potter movie is a mesmerizing, spell-binding cinematic achievement, and easily the best Potter film to date.
To tell you the truth, this movie would be good for those die hard fans of Harry Potter out there and for those who have read the book from the start, but if you haven’t read it or you haven’t watch any part of the movie, it is advised that you choose other movie to watch because you will be completely lost.
The world of wizardry is going through a hard time with Voldemort seeming unstoppable turning the world upside down. More and more challenges awaits the three friends who’s on a quest to destroy the Horcruxes!

Deathly Hallows Part 1 follows best friends Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) as they try to find and destroy the Horcruxes which the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) hid pieces of his soul in as part of his plan to cheat death and rule all. The teen wizards and witch, however, are up against much deadlier obstacles this time around. Not only must they try to achieve their goal without the wisdom and guidance of Albus Dumbledore (he died at the end of the previous movie, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince), they must also do so without being caught by Voldemort’s supporters, who are all out to destroy  Harry.

Harry could not quite comprehend it. Mad-Eye dead; it could not be…Mad-Eye, so tough, so brave, the consummate survivor.
—Harry’s reaction on Moody’s death
In this film, you should really pay a closer look about the names and nouns that they are mentioning all throughout the movie for example Horcruxes. If you don’t know anything about this, well, too bad because when you get to watch this first installment, I think the movie makers already assume that you know everything about the story, that you’ve watch the films and read the book. Although when I get to watch the scenes when they were first attacked by the death eaters and Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody was killed in the process, I felt like the scenes were getting rushed. I’ve read that Harry Potter buried his eye (the only part of his body that was found) in the forest where the Quidditch World Cup was help although they didn’t put that in the movie. Mad-Eye’s magical eye was salvaged by the Death Eaters, and then, after the fall of the Ministry, given to the new head of its Muggle Born Registration Commission‘s Head, Dolores Umbridge, possibly as a gift. It was set in the wood of her office door and used to aid her in spying on her workers. When Harry, Hermione and Ron infiltrated the Ministry to find the locket Horcrux, Harry discovered the eye and, disgusted by how it was being used, stole it. Doing so, however, raised the alarm. Then everything seems to be in a blurry, from the bad timing wedding where they were also attacked by the death eaters then you have to take it from there.

Thank you so much, Dobby, for rescuing me from that cellar. It’s so unfair that you had to die, when you were so good and so brave. I’ll always remember what you did for us. I hope you’re happy now.” 
—Luna Lovegood at Dobby’s funeral.
Alas! I also cried when Dobby “The Free Elf”  died. I can’t help it. This is the scene where Harry And Ron were forced to surrender when Bellatrix threatened to cut Hermione’s throat with a knife. Dobby announced his return by causing a chandelier to fall on Bellatrix. Harry seized the wands Draco Malfoy was holding, and stunned Greyback. Ron collected Hermione and Disappeared.

As Harry and the others disappeared, Bellatrix threw her knife at him. Arriving at the sea side, Harry discovered that Dobby had been fatally wounded by Bellatrix’s thrown knife. Dobby died moments later, his final words being “Harry Potter”.

I also love the part when they took Polyjuice Potion to look like Harry Potter so that they can serve as decoys for sudden ambush of Lord Voldemort as they move Harry to a safer place. Seeing them perform multiple version of Harry is really funny, a comic relief that only lasted for a minute since the next scenes where action packed.

Although I was kind of confused because there were scenes in the movie that when I asked around, it was not part of the book like when Hermione is removing all the traces of herself from the memory of her muggle parents and as well as their home, I find it a little too hard to believe that a daughter can do such a thing, or perhaps she only do that so that her parents will not know her dangerous whereabouts. There’s also a part there where Harry and Hermione where dancing and I liked that part, it reminded me that I was once a fan of their love team, that they really look good together.

All in all, definitely a must watch if you have been reading the books and watching the movies all these years. Who would pass this movie? I am vowing to read the book so that I can understand it more. There’s no harm in reading it late, I still enjoyed watching the movie. This is by far one of the best creations ever written and ever created in the movie scene.
Stephen King’s statement about the Deathly Hallows is true about the first installment of the movie that the high death toll on the side of the good guys, and the hair-trigger suspense resulting from Voldemort’s relentless pursuit of Harry, this latest Potter installment has more in common with an intense and violent horror movie than a harmless fantasy film for the entire family. By date, this is one of the most awaited movies of all time..Directed by David Yates. 

This is the official rating of the Author.


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