Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is, let me start off by saying, an incredible film. I didn’t like the Half-Blood Prince at all, so when I saw the trailer for this one I thought “Wow!” I hoped it would be amazing. I wasn’t let down. Not even close.
The good in this movie is that you feel Harry, Ron and Hermione’s struggle. Voldemort is getting stronger, time is running out, and you can feel the series ending. It’s sad and riveting at the same time. The movie felt really dark. not just dark. PITCH BLACK dark. The emotion was incredibly intense the whole way through. The dialogue was great,, and there were some great plot twists that helped keep attention. All of the leads are maturing, they did a fantastic job in this movie. Emma Watson was impressive but who really impressed me was Rupert Grint. He had the comedy right when you need him. Dobby was great this time too. Unfortunately just before the movie ends, is one of the saddest scenes I think I’ve ever seen.
There wasn’t really anything bad about it. The only complaints I would have is that there’s a chunk in the middle of the film that, while I thought interesting, could’ve used more action. It didn’t have as much as I expected but that’s fine. I could also feel it’s length at times. Other than that I don’t think I can complain.
Overall a REALLY satisfying Harry Potter, especially after the last one which, as I said, didn’t impress me at all. The emotion is intense, the stakes are high, it’s entertaining, and dark. This is the best of the Potter series yet- And my favorite movie of the year so far. Since the year is almost over, I think it’ll stay that way. I cannot wait for part 2! but an 8 month wait!?