The much awaited new Harry Potter movie has arrived. It is the final book, in two segments, put to film. The whole cast is on hand and is included. The Harry Potter series has been criticized by some Christian camps and hailed by many as J. K. Rowlings masterpiece. Regardless of how you feel personally, the Harry Potter series has many fans. This part I of the Deathly Hallows has not disappointed. The Harry Potter movies are a series. Each movie, or book, builds on the plot of the one before. If you haven’t seen all the movies or read all the books you could easily get lost. Even if you have seen all the movies and read all the books you might still be hard pressed to keep up with all the twists and turns that this rich and intricate plot entails.
This installment in the series has not featured mementos of life at Hogwarts as previous installments did. The Deathly Hallows has graduated to incredible acting and relies on the talents of the characters. Harry, Ron and Hermione have matured and grown up right before our eyes. Their acting, while superb for children has matured alongside them. At the end of the last movie, The Half Blood Prince, we were left with the feeling of unbearable loss. Dumbledor had been killed and seemingly betrayed by Snape, his assassin. The main characters give us a hint as to how Deathly Hallows must begin, with that sense of deep, deep sorrow.
The three main characters are now on their final quest, to destroy Voldemort. Metaphorically, they seek to let good prevail while destroying evil. It has taken a monumental effort to keep the characters essentially good while endowing them with enough rage to allow the destroyer to come forth. Poor little Harry, who has been orphaned, taken in by his menacing uncle and aunt, and stored in the broom closet has finally come into all the courage and determination he has needed to leave his past behind and save the wizard world. He has Ron and Hermione to aid him and comfort him in this dreaded task that only he can do. Most of his contemporaries at Hogwarts are afraid to even say the name, Voldemort. Harry possesses no such fear. As in previous installments, Harry must take the lead.
As the trio progresses through the movie they meet challenge after challenge while they attempt to find and annihilate the pieces of Voldemort’s soul. Bravery, skill, intelligence and sometimes raw courage are required for our young hero’s to accomplish this impossible feat. While watching the movie, the viewer clearly realizes the journey of the characters as well as the journey of their real life players. Daniel Radcliffe has grown into a remarkable actor and will always be remembered as Harry Potter. Emma Watson has grown into a beautiful woman alongside her character and both have come a long ways. Rupert Grint has probably morphed the most noticeably in his character. He began as a kind but reckless lad and has developed into the courageous and famous side kick, Ron Weasley.
Tom DiChiara, http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/11/19/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-1-reviews/, MTV music|shows|news|movies