Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

By Leah Bowness
Staff Writer

In comparison to the prior Harry Potter movies, Deathly Hallows followed the book it was based off of best. From the beginning to the end of the movie, the book was followed to a tee.

The movie went beyond the greatest expectations a viewer could have; almost every detail from the first half of the book was covered. Ultimately the decision to make the last book into two movies was the best one to be made. The movie was a two thumbs up.

The movie was not without action, sadness, a bit of romance and (of course) comedy that J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, had included originally.

As tensions grew high with the much feared Lord Voldemort’s return, the movie follows three familiar characters: The famous Gryffendor students Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), and of course, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe).  The three go out to destroy Horcruxes, in hope of killing Voldermolt himself.

This is the first movie shot almost entirely outside of the Hogwarts setting as the adventures take place in far away lands in search of the Horcruxes. The setting was a big change and wonderful addition of breathtaking landscapes was included.

Although the cast has grown in age and size since the first movie, they still played their roles extremely well and brought audiences to tears and laughs in the two and a half hour long movie.

Yet another great movie directed by David Yates, a British director, whom has been directing the Harry Potter Movies since Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The opening weekend profit reflected the high quality of the movie. It resulted in $330 million at the box office , according to the New York Times.

Given the fact this movie was only part one, it ended very well tying up loose ends while still leaving the audience wanting more and looking forward to the second part premiere in July 2011.