by Lorie Lewis Ham & Jessica Ham
Review by Lorie Lewis Ham
If you love Harry Potter, you can’t miss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! This movie is based on the first half of the final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga, with part 2 scheduled to come out next year.
Early in the movie, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is preparing to be taken somewhere safe so Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) can’t get to him. He is moved to the Weasley home, but not without some casualties along the way. After his birthday, Harry decides he can no longer endanger his friends and sets off to find the means to destroy Voldemort for good. Naturally, his best friends Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) join him, despite his attempt to sneak out alone on this dangerous adventure.
Each movie in this series gets a bit darker as the stories become more serious and the characters get older. In this final chapter, everything that has been building throughout the series comes to a final climax, and you see the blossoming of romance among the friends. I expected to miss Dumbledore more than I did. I was also curious to see how they ended Part 1 and I wasn’t disappointed. I can’t wait for Part 2! The only bad parts about these final movies are the beloved characters we see lose their lives, and the fact that there will be no more Harry Potter stories.
There are few better story crafters in the world today than J.K. Rowling, and whether you are a fan of the books or the movies or both, she never disappoints. I was however disappointed with things that were left out of the sixth movie, The Half Blood Prince, but Deathly Hallows Part 1 more than made up for it. This is an awesome movie!
If you have read the books or seen the other six movies, don’t miss this incredible chapter. If you haven’t done either, then you are missing out on what I’m certain will become a classic so I highly encourage you to run out and watch the first six movies in time to get to the theater and see Hallows. Harry Potter is a great mix of magic, fantasy, action, coming of age, the power of friendship and love, and just incredible storytelling.
Teen reviewer Jessica Ham:
This is the most accurate movie yet. I was so excited to see that they included all of the important things. I can’t wait for part 2. The action started right away so you weren’t ever sitting there bored. The special effects were incredible and the actors just keep getting better. I loved this movie. It is my favorite one so far.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is now playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their website.