The much awaited hit, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 of 2, was released into theaters today. Fans from all over have been anxiously awaiting its release. With all the hype from the premieres and the success of the previous six movies, fans will not be disappointed with the first installment of this series finale.
Author J.K. Rowling created her own magical kingdom and graced the world with her literary brilliance in 1997. Since then, she has sold an entire empire which vastly helped improve young children’s reading habits. In addition to the seven book series, Warner Brothers adapted these hit books and made them into movie phenomenons. Movies one through six has reportedly made an estimated $6 Billion.
The movie proves to stay true to the book, leaving fans elated that their favorite young wizard will finish his series true to form. As with all movies made from books, necessary changes have been made, however small they may be. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays famous wizard Harry Potter, has proven himself once again in this heart wrenching yet gripping installment. Like with each book, each new movie shows a darker side of the wizarding world and this movie doesn’t hold back.
See what critics have to say:
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: “I felt a swell of love and awe wash over me from the very first wickedly creepy scene until the profoundly moving last one. Under the direction of David Yates — in Goldilocks terms, he’s Just Right, having gently guided the series to more consistent excellence in pace and tone with the last two installments — ‘Part 1’ is the most cinematically rewarding chapter yet.”
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: “David Yates’ ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ is a handsome and sometimes harrowing film, and will be completely unintelligible for anyone coming to the series for the first time. At 146 minutes, it confronts us with a roll call of the many, many characters in the series, and requires a nearly encyclopedic recall of the epic’s previous chapters. Though I’ve seen all the films, there were times when I had no idea what they were talking about. Indeed, there are times when Hermione has to explain to Harry.”
The Washington Post: “It’s half of a really good movie, full of the enchantment, emotion and incident for which the Potter series has become so fanatically cherished.”
USA Today: “Menacing and meditative, ‘Hallows’ is arguably the best installment of the planned eight-film franchise, though audiences who haven’t kept up with previous chapters will be hopelessly lost… Gone are the wide, lingering shots of the magic school Hogwarts and airborne Quidditch matches. In their place, Yates uses close-ups of his young stars, who have over the past decade learned to act through expression alone.”
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