Director: David Yates
The decision of the producers to split the last “Harry Potter” book into two movies was criticized even by some major movie critics, yet, it must be said, that combining such massive content in one movie would inevitably have ended up looking rushed and, in turn, would only harm the much awaited last installment of the series. Indeed, the book turned out to be so full of different plot lines, all so essential for the logical finale, that it was impossible to cut even some of them out. As a result, the split only made the movie much closer to the original story which, of course, is great for every screen adaptation.
As David Yates said himself, the first movie is aimed at covering the more social aspects of the magical world and open to the viewer the true relationships between the main characters, where the second one will show us the epic battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort in all its beauty. Despite that, the movie does not suffer from a lack of magic, fights and special effects, which are on the highest level, as usual.
Concerning the acting, it is interesting how the young actors have improved since the first movies, together with their characters. Following some solid performances by the supporting cast, the actors on the screen look very natural, even in the most unrealistic scenes.
Unfortunately, there is a great minus in the movie, which can spoil the film for an effeminate viewer. It is the lack of originality. Especially if you read the book, such that the plot cannot surprise you. Each and every time the viewer goes to watch a “Harry Potter” movie he knows what to expect (great special effects, magic, and more secrets about the hidden life of the magical world), and each and every time the viewer is given what’s expected, which is great, because you will rarely leave the movie theater unsatisfied; but on the other hand, there is really nothing to get overexcited about, since you have already seen something similar in the previous movies.
So, it turns out, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Part 1 is a solid successor to the Harry Potter series, one which won’t leave Harry Potter fans disappointed.
Now showing in all three countries.