Monday, November 29, 2010
Film Review | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part I)
These past few weeks have been extremely busy and packed full of things to do, so I am only now getting my review for Harry Potter 7 up. I have never read any of the books for Harry Potter, so I am only basing my review from the movies and their relation to one another. That being said, I'm going to go ahead and jump right in with the review.
Perhaps it is because this has been dragging out for so long, or maybe it is because the movies are not as exciting since it's the seventh one, but I was not terribly impressed by the film. Yes, it had really great special effects and most of them were used in previous versions, so I don't really think much of them in this particular one. I suppose that the story is what I'm not particularly keen about. I find it very pathetic that all of the wizards can't stand up to one guy (with no nose at that).
Personal issues aside, the film has a great score and excellent visual effects. The little elves seemed like they were there in the flesh. Of course, there was a decent amount of magic involved and some familiar faces. However, I just feel like this series has been dragged thin. There is something nice about being able to watch characters grow up on screen, but I think this is a bit much. I'll be excited next summer when the final installment is complete. I think that the tone will be a bit less dark and a bit more action-packed. This first part was very gloomy with several instances of desolate landscapes (but there are several amusing moments).
I look forward to the second part if only to end this whole series. I enjoy the films and they have a great aesthetic, but I feel that it is time for the whole thing to end. Maybe once it's over, I'll read the books. Have you seen it? What are your thoughts?