AccessReel Reviews – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

AccessReel Reviews – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts. Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction–the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord.

(Possible Spoilers)

It’s been 9 years since the first Harry Potter film hit the big screen and I’ve been a fan ever since I sat in that cinema back in 2001. So now we have come full circle with the Last instalment in the series, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS but this time Warner’s decided to split the films into two parts, whether it was a money grab or the fact they just couldn’t fit it all into one movie I suppose we will never really know but after seeing it I’m really happy they went in that direction!

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 is my second favourite in the series, ‘Goblet of Fire’ is still on top for me but it seriously did raise expectations for the finale. This is the first time where Hogwarts isn’t the back drop instead Harry, Hermione and Ron pledge not to return to school and begin an epic search for Horcruxes with some other adventures along the way and for those uninitiated Horcruxes contain a fragment of Soul that’s within it which causes Voldermort to technically be immortal! By destroying the 7 Horcruxes Voldermort can therefore be defeated. (Voldermort created them).

Now onto the movie itself at a runtime of 146 minutes it felt more like 55minutes for most of the film there’s lot going on, even the opening scene sucks you into the world of Harry Potter and it was brilliant. It was also great to see a lot more emotion, from Harry being conflicted, Hermione feeling alone and Ron basically feeling left out and somewhat jealous personally out of all the films this one is by far the best performance wise. Luna Lovegood was as always hilarious and quirky but the stand out other then the main three was Rhys Ifans(The Boat that Rocked) who played Luna’s father Xenophilius Lovegood, it was a different character for him and I’ve always been a fan.

In all HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS was a great film but the only negative I found was that just over half way through I did get a tad bored it just went seriously flat for a good 15minutes but as a whole it had all the elements you want action, comedy, drama so it did tick all the boxes and to be honest with you 8months to see Part 2 is just to far away, I for one will be going back to the cinema to watch it again, never know a second viewing could knock ‘Goblet of Fire’ off the number 1 spot.

HARRY POTTER AND TEH DEATHLY HALLOWS is in Cinemas now; I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars.

(For all you Harry Potter fanatics out there, I think I got the whole Horcruxes explanation correct but tell me if I didn’t)

I’ve also added a new clip below