Watched this movie today (launch day!) together with my Eusoff friends. 🙂
Before reading the post, I’m a fan of the Harry Potter books, having read all 7 of them. This has (naturally) led me to be one of the haters of the movie adaptations of the series, due to their lacking of details that you oh-so-love in the books, and some changes in the story to suit a movie adaptation. Plus, the Deathly Hallows was the only book which I bought in the morning on the first day of its launch – thus I have vivid memories of the book and its contents.
This movie feels very much different from all the other movies in the series, for two reasons:
1. The movie is split into two parts.
See the ‘Part 1’ over there?
This is something that the producers should have totally done for the few movies before this – it certainly increases the amount of content that they could add to the movie adaptation (and hence not leave them out, to us book-lovers’ hate). Of course, it could be argued that a long movie leads to lesser interest, and it is only right to increase the length for the final movie; it’s true too.
But all in all, I love the idea of having two parts for the movie; it certainly allows a lot more room for the movie to grow strong, especially in the final book, where there’s a lot of content. Which leads me to my second point of why the movie’s different from the other titles of the series –
2. 0 scenes from Hogwarts
The book (and hence the movie) places more emphasis on Harry and his friends’ adventures outside campus, since they’re on the quest to.. no spoilers yeah 😀 This certainly brings change from the past movies in the series, and provides us with more dynamic in the variety of scenes filmed. I like that; something for a change.
Overall, the animations were good, natural and easy to the eyes (except some chasing scenes, I really can’t catch a thing), and I thought the movie is better than the older 6 titles. Well, maybe except for Goblet of Fire – can’t blame it for being a good book (Triwizard Tournament ftw!!).
And I must mention that the Harry-Hermione kissing scene was totally showy and unnecessary. I didn’t like it at all.. Haha.