Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Watched this movie today (launch day!) together with my Eusoff friends. πŸ™‚

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

spoiler alert?

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 πŸ˜€ 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.


One thought on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  1. according to some of the hp interviews, they had more on-location shooting this time compared to green screen in the studio. probably why it looks more natural. can’t wait to watch!

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