Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by Emma Raleigh
The long-awaited final installment of the Harry Potter series hit theaters on Nov. 19. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I continues to tell the story of the three young wizards our generation has come to know and love.
In the movie, Harry, Ron and Hermione are on a quest to find and destroy horcruxes, the only way to completely destroy Harry’s supreme enemy: Voldemort. Life is dangerous for the trio as they travel across the country, dodging the Dark Lord and his followers.
This movie is appropriately darker than the other movies as Harry enters the final chapter in his showdown with Lord Voldemort. The stories have evolved and matured along with the readers and movie goers to ensure a successful series.
As far as the Harry Potter movie series goes, part one of the seventh movie was the closest to its novel counterpart.
As someone who has read all seven of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, I think this film was the best interpretation of the book by far. While watching it in the theater, I was happy to see almost every detail of the book come to life on the screen.
The attention to detail and accuracy of the story when compared to the book helps make the movie successful and not fall into the unfortunate “the book is better” category.
Through the years, we’ve seen best friends Harry, Ron and Hermione grow up, but in this movie, we see them mature even further to rise to the challenge of saving the wizarding world. The actors did an outstanding job of making viewers laugh, and even cry throughout the film. The actors made the audience truly feel and understand the emotions the characters were going through.
Director David Yates really put his all into making this a movie to remember. The interesting shots and beautiful scenery made the movie that much better. Also, the unique touches like the animation in the film were something that had not been done in a Harry Potter movie before. The leading actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint gave award-winning performances, leaving a good impression on the minds of viewers.
The second part of Deathly Hallows is scheduled to come out in July 2011. Just as part one was highly anticipated, the eighth and final movie will provide a bittersweet ending for fans, as the tales of their beloved characters will come to a close and the decade of Harry Potter releases will be over.