Sound Off: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Pt 1 - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
November 19, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? This moment has been nine years in the making. Well, not entirely, as this is only Part I of an epic two part finale, but the beginning of the end has begun. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, the seventh movie in the epic, unforgettable and beloved series of adaptations, arrives in theaters today. How is this movie in comparison to the other six? How is it as an adaptation of the final book? Did it live up to your expectations? What do you think of the split? If you've seen it, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1!
I've seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I twice now, and although I expected to enjoy it more the second time, I still feel the same. I realize this is only the first half of a long four-hour epic finale, and it's hard to properly judge without the second half, but on its own, I think it's a very interesting, very different, very dark, and very "quiet" movie compared to the remaining Harry Potter franchise. Sure, the filmmaking is great as always, but its got a lot of problems involving condensing the story, feeling rushed, and simply leaving out introductions entirely and bringing in characters/story elements that have never been seen in the movies before. It was a very good movie, just not as amazing as I was expecting, but I hope when seen together, Part 1 and 2 will be impeccable.
What did you think of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1? Amazing or troubled?