Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
28 January 2012
Excerpt: Nearly fifteen years ago, a single mother on welfare authored “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (though in the UK it was called “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”). The book went onto become an international best seller and, as they say, the rest is history. And this is it.
Summary: It was big news when Warner Bros scrapped the theatrical 3D release of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,' giving 3D haters plenty of ammunition, and making fans wonder why a studio that has made billions off of this franchise couldn't get it right or invest the proper money to do the...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Review
16 April 2011
Excerpt: Much like the prior film in this series, Dathly Hallows Part 1 isn’t complete. Character arcs are on their way to completion if not there yet, the overall narrative is still a step away, and we’re still waiting for things to take a turn southward for Potter, Weasley, and Granger.
Excerpt: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has a problem, and it’s a problem which most of the diehard Harry Potter fans who see it may not even notice. Screenwriter Steve Kloves will almost certainly get away with it, because by now a pretty large percentage of the people who show up to these...
Alternate Take: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt 1
19 November 2010
Excerpt: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is a remarkably emotional, entertaining and gripping experience, even accepting that no Harry Potter movie will ever be as rich and rewarding as the book it's based on.
Excerpt: This review contains spoilers for previous films in the series, especially Half-Blood Prince Following the death of Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has gained control of the Ministry of Magic.
Excerpt: One of the most remarkable aspects of the Harry Potter movie franchise has been the way it’s held onto its core cast, letting audiences watch the actors mature along with the characters and J.K. Rowling’s progressively darker material. But nothing else about the films has been as consistent.
Summary: We are finally, kind of, at the end of the Potter series, and what distinguishes the penultimate episode from the first is just how much has changed. These are dark times indeed. There’s no visit to Hogwarts, nor any Enid Blyton-esque boarding school joviality; all has been overshadowed by a gloomy...