HARRY POTTER AND THE
DEATHLY HALLOWS P1
SYNOPSIS: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a
much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts. Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction--the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort...alive. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale--the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became "the Boy Who Lived." No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with
I must be the one to kill Harry Potter!
Itís as simple and straightforward as that. The end is near and itís hard to believe after all these years of Harry Potter. Itís amazing how weíve watched these kids grow, and it will be sad to let them go, or at least in this context. What can you say about one of the most successful franchises in cinematic history? Some of the releases have been better than others, but they have all kept you glued to the Harry Potter saga. And now that we are at the second to last movie, you canít help but to want to soak it all in. Iíve heard a lot of mixed reactions regarding the last episode, The Half Blood Prince, such as it was too weak or lacked action. If you agree with that, you will be pleased with this latest chapter because it is better. It is dramatic and touching, it has more action and conflict, and it is more serious and somber. It seems that there is a direct correlation between the kidsí maturity and the seriousness of each movie. Everything is leading to a final battle between good and evil, Luke and Vader, Frodo and Sauron, Neo and Smith, Potter and Voldemort. Yeah, strangely enough, this film reminded me a lot of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and even Matrix. When you watch it, youíll probably see what I mean. Iím sure J.K. Rowling had no idea of how much this whole thing was going to blow up. Just ask any of the thousands of people who stood in line for hours on end just to get a glimpse of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter section in Universal Studios Orlando the first few weeks after it opened. I personally saw the line (saw it, did not get in it) on opening day in mid June. The line wrapped around the entire park. It was a total coincidence that Priscilla and I, and the rest of our crew, happened to be there that day, not knowing of this major event. It was unlike anything I had ever seen. The Harry Potter movie series is also unlike anything we have ever seen and this latest release is the first layer of icing on the cake.
Along with the maturing stars of the show, their maturing performances, and the maturing subject matter and conflict, the special effects just keep getting better and better. There is a good amount of ďmagicĒ used in this film which is always a highlight. Another plus is that the breathtaking scenery and filming locations are really above and beyond any other Potter flick so far. I also liked the fact that, even if ever so briefly, we get to see a vast majority of all the characters we have encountered throughout this journey. And we get to see quite a bit of Voldemort too. Speaking of which, the cliffhanger ending is pretty good. Fittingly, David Yates who directed the two latest Potters, Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince, is the man in charge for the two last Potters and he has done a great job with them. It goes without saying that I recommend this movie, especially if you are a Potter follower.
By Cine Marcos
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