Like most blogs, posts, videos and chats lately, mine will just be another to the mix of reviews of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One. I went to see it this morning and while it is still fresh in my memory, I might as well write all I can about it.
Now, I don’t want to bore anyone with every detail about it I can remember so I’ll just stick to a few points (she says before getting too carried away).
- The opening sequence, with Hermione Obiviating her parents, I thought was really well done. The Dursley’s departure was a bit anti-climatic but not incredibly important so I can let that one slide.
- The seven Potters and the journey to the Burrow was really well done and quite scary. Hedwig’s death was sort of brushed over – as was Mad Eye’s – but at least she died trying to protect Harry.
- Harry and Ginny in the kitchen was, for me anyway, incredibly awkward – and Ginny was a bit forward kissing him like that – but George was awesome. Speaking of which, I’m really glad George got his “I’m holey” moment. That made me smile.
- Harry and Hermione dancing in the tent after Ron left was really good, in a ‘defuse the tension’ sort of way, even if Harry’s dancing was terrible.
- Nagini morphing and coming out of Bathilda was the creepiest thing I have ever seen.
- The horcrux was amazing, if a little over dramatic. I really liked the Ron’s visions, even if Harry and Hermione making out like that was cringe-worthy. I think that really proved Ron’s loyalty to both of them that he managed to destroy it.
- The Tale of the three brothers was very Tim Burton. I really liked it and I thought it was brave of them to do it like that.
- Malfoy Manor was incredibly well done. Hermione was brilliant and I was really happy to see Luna. Ron’s face said it all when Hermione was screaming.
- Dobby. Incredible. I cried.
- I don’t think a Death Eater meeting could possibly be that casual. Although the Malfoys did look appropriately scared for themselves when You-Know-Who came too close.
- I’m a little bit miffed we didn’t see evidence that Snape had been in Sirius’ room, although the room itself was really good, even if we only saw it for a few seconds.
- The sign outside the Potter’s house. I really wanted to see that because it summed up for Harry that he really wasn’t alone and that what he was doing was for everyone in the Wizarding World.
- Luna’s room. Enough said.
Overall, I loved it. I came out happy that they stuck so well to the book’s plot. And of course really proud to be a true HP fan.