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Friday, November 19, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

                            Entering #12 Grimmauld Place

The Reading Teen team has been anxiously awaiting for opening night, for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I was so excited my heart was pounding. Now, I know what your saying... "this thirty-six year old mother of five is way too dramatic about Harry Potter!" Well, yes I am! I have been listening to the audiobooks in my car for a solid year now. So, I have the HP bug bad.

receiving Dumbledore's last will and testament
The lights go down... I'm whispering to Andye, that my heart is pounding. She smiles.
The first scene is Minister Rufus Scrimgeour giving a speech to the Ministry of Magic and The Daily Prophet. Hearing Hedwig's Theme by John Williams is where I get excited, since I hum the tune all the time.
Deathly Hallows begins with a bang! I was on the edge of my seat for a solid forty-five minutes, in tears and laughing in the first ten minutes. The scene where the Order had to move Harry from Little Whinging to the Burrow was so funny, intense, and sad. One of my favorite scenes in the whole movie, so well done, it's crazy.
Headed to The Burrow
This movie is definitely the darkest of them all. I would have to say that it also portrayed the book pretty well. Of course, the acting among the cast just gets better with time and age. I really enjoyed the chemistry among them in this particular movie. They just nailed every emotion and watching them scream, cry, and laugh at each other in different scenes was heartwarming. Also, Ron falling even more in love with Hermione and seeing all three of their friendship's grow even stronger, was emotional, to say the least. (I feel like an emotional head case)
The only negative thing I would have to say about the movie is, I needed more time with all the other characters. Madeye Moody, Snape, Dobby, Hagrid, Ginny, and even the wretched, horrible, Professor Umbridge.  I felt like their time on the screen was so very brief. I know if I had it my way, Deathly Hallows 1 would be eight hours long.
Looking at James and Lily Potter's grave in Godric's Hallow
The cinematography of the movie is amazing, everything was so pleasing to the eye. It definitely had it's creepy moments, like when Hermione and Harry decide to go to Godric's Hallow. That scene was intense.

 So, in the end, the movie had a great  perfect mix of everything... Laughing, excitement, action, humor, crying, intense, sad, anger, regret, love, betrayal, I could go on and on... Let me just say, you will not be disappointed!

Get your tickets and GO see The Deathly Hallows today. I know I will go a couple more times.

* The pg-13 rating is well deserved for this one. Some mild language, many very intense/scary/nightmarish scenes, and a very unnecessary moment where Harry and Hermione kissing while noticeably nude. (no detail, but you can see their silhouettes)



  1. I agree with your review. It was indeed darker and better than the others! I freaking enjoyed it!:) My favourite part was the 3 brothers story! i was "wow"

    I did a review about it at my blog as well. Here:

  2. @Yiota I loved the three brothers story as well, it felt like Tim Burton was telling the story :), I'm going to read your review right now!

  3. Lovely review. ^^ I agree the movie needed more time with the other characters.

    Here is my review if your interested:


  4. Oi! gostei mto do blog de vcs!
    Espero a visitinha de vcs la no nosso WebShow e se possivel segui-lo ;)

  5. @ Meninas, I'm sorry... I did not understand a word you just said! HELP someone, please translate! ANYONE???

    @Jedisakora Thank you, I will run over and read your review :)

  6. I definitely agree with you :D It was such a brilliant movie.. the next 7 or so months are going to be torture :_: They should've made it like a 5 (Or, of course, more :D) hour movie, instead of two parts :_:

    And wasn't the Three Brothers story ahmazing? That was just.. pure brilliance...

    Just wish there had been more Snape.. *Sighs dreamily* Snape fangirl forever :P
    I'm sure I'm going to cry in the next movie :3
    (Almost did with Dobby too, but I just wish Harry had written 'Here lies Dobby, a free elf' :_: That was the most important part of that scene! :P *Cough*)

    239 days to go.. (My very quick calculation, anyway :P)

    Snaaaape... :_:

  7. Wow, your review just makes me even more desperate to see the movie! I was really sad to miss the midnight premiere, but everyone's rave reviews are really building up my anticipation, so I can't complain. :)

    I noticed you said you couldn't read Meninas's comment... as far as I can tell (I'm not good with the web slang), she said your blog is cool and she hopes you will visit 'our WebShow' and possibly follow it.

    Anyway, great review! :)

  8. I thought it was the BEST Harry Potter ever!!! Totally different from any of the movies, or anyyyy movie period... At the end I looked at my mom and said "its already been two and ahalf hours?!?!" I could have kept watching for hoursssss!!!!!!!

  9. Agreed, agreed, AGREED with everything you said! You're making me even more desperate to see it again. I am such a Ron/Hermione fan (I was one of the people who leaped and shouted and grinned like a fool when they finally kissed in the RoR). So all the little moments with them were great.

    I loved the entire movie, the best so far. But I agree with you about wanting to see more of the supporting characters. I also would have liked if they elaborated more on Dumbledore's past, as was in the book. And the one line I wished they'd have kept, but didn't was Kreacher saying "Perhaps just one more, Master Harry, for luck?" Haha I love that. Oh! And Kreachers tale!

    Ah, anyway! Minor details aside, IT WAS SO FREAKING AWESOME! Loved your review. Physically cannot wait for part 2.

  10. Loved your review! I agree, I totally woulf not have complained if the movie had been 8 hours long :)

  11. I finally watched yesterday and it was simply amazing!!! I started to cry in the first scenes and cried so much that in the end my eyes were completely red! It was worth every cent and every day of waiting and it's going to be a long and hard wait until 2011 July! =(


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