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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

The first part of the final installment in the Harry Potter series has hit our screens and it makes for a fine and well made movie with good performances from the cast.

Harry, Hermione and Ron find themselves on the run and in a desperate search for the horcruxes that when destroyed will end Voldemort's reign of current terror.  Dumbledore the wizard is dead and Voldemort is an evil sorcerer who wants to kill Harry Potter.  His band of followers are called Death Eaters.  Helena Bonham Carter stars as the cruel Bellatrix Lestange and is wonderfully insane at times in the film.  Watch out also for Nagini (shudder), the snake of he who shall not be named.

There is lovely scenery on display in the form of the English countryside and even London itself looks great (I want to go there again, *pine). 

One part of the movie that is excellent is the animated enactment of the story of The Deathly Hallows.  These comprise the most powerful wand ever made; the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility. 

Harry Potter was written by some woman called J.K. Rowling, never heard of her before! Lol

2 comments:

  1. I gave up after the first film, as I got bored by it! Can you believe that.
    I think they've made them a bit more filmic and a little less literal since then, though, so maybe it's time to give them all a spin.
    And try as I might, I can't remember what I thought the characters looked like when there was only the books. The three above have become our image...

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  2. I haven't read the first couple of books, the prisoner of azkaban is a good movie and I love the book of the order of the phoenix. I think the actors fit what people would have imagined the characters to look like. I saw/read that Rowling met Daniel Radcliff and knew that he was Harry Potter.

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