Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows review buzz has finally started. With the first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows review scores now out, critics will be weighing in heavily over the next week. Of course, this franchise has been critic proof from the start, as it is certain to be the biggest movie of the fall. However, since this is Part 1 of the finale, and since the teasers have promised the bleakest, darkest action yet, hopes for greatness are high. Yet the first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows review scores might be a little disappointing on that end.
London was naturally the host of the world premiere last night, as their critics and select American publications got to see it first. More premieres will be held in America in the next week, but the initial perception of the movie is already forming.
The first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows review count on Rotten Tomatoes is high by regular standards. Like with every other film in the franchise, the rating is fresh, and hovering at around 80 percent. Yet fans and critics have been expecting more, as this finale is supposed to be the towering classic of the movie series.
Instead, Rotten Tomatoes has it at 79 percent positive thus far, with 11 positive reviews and three negative. One of the negative write-ups is from the Hollywood Reporter, while the UK Guardian and ComingSoon.net have the other rotten takes. Even some of the positive comments have a few reservations – especially since Part 1 is a setup for Part 2.
Fans have debated the wisdom of splitting up the final book into two movies, as some see it as a grab for extra cash by Warner Brothers. The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows review comments may reflect that view, as a few already say that Part 1 ends too abruptly, and that delaying the Battle for Hogwarts isn’t that necessary.
Pretty much every film in the series has had solid, mostly positive – but just short of rave – reviews. Therefore, having another movie in that same reign may seem more disappointing, since something greater is expected this time. At the least, it raises the stakes even higher for Part 2 to be more incredible.
If the rest of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows reviews scores are good, but not great, it may bring fan expectations down a bit – or put them even more on edge for Part 2. They will get to see for themselves next Friday, after more critics get to have their say in the next seven days.
Rotten Tomatoes- “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”