Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Review

Story by Davis Payne

You’ve heard about it. You’ve waited  for it. You’ve maybe even dreamed about it. Well the wait is now over.
All over the world, the movie, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1, has been anticipated and speculated about by fans and critics. Many hoped it would live up to the hype that has surrounded the movie since its release date was set. It truly was how a big movie is supposed to be released.
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pars 1 and 2 are the final installment in the critically acclaimed series. These finale films depict Harry’s and his friend’s quest to destroy the parts of the soul of Harry’s mortal enemy, Voldemort.
At midnight Friday Nov. 19, the first showing in Texarkana started. As they heard the theme music of the series, many applauded, some held their breath, and one or two people even had a tear rolling down their faces as the beginning of the end started.
At the start, there are a few scenes that set the stage for the film where it shows how dark the movie is going to be. Soon these preliminary scenes are over and the movie goes into an action scene that really makes you realize how much the cast and crew worked on the production.
Another thing to note about the movie is how it has a much darker feel to it. The movie is much more violent and serious than other movies in the series. But by being so dark, it truly captures the attitude of the book.
Throughout the movie there are major conflicts, not just between good and evil, but between Harry and his friends that are one of the main drivers of the film. The film also has a small scene of animation that was artfully used to depict the story of the Deathly Hallows.
Finally there is the moment where the movie addresses the question that most viewers were asking.
“Where will it end?”
Although I cannot tell you where Part 1 leaves off for risk of spoiling the movie, I can tell you it was, in my opinion, a good choice and a good ending scene to leave off on.
The last thing to take note of about this movie is the fact that author J.K. Rowling has stated that the seventh movie is her favorite out of the seven released films. This is a pretty big compliment coming from the creator of the story.
This seventh installment has been much more accurate to the book than the previous films in the series. In fact, there was only two significant details that were left out from the book which concern the celebration of Harry’s birthday and the death of Peter Pettigrew. Besides these two details, the movie nailed the book with the atmosphere, the action scenes, and even character quotes which were not changed in the slightest.
All in all, I would give this film a “5/5” due to the dark, character-driven plot and the all out performance that is shown by the cast. A definite movie to see.