Review: ‘Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows’ Part One

I don’t know how people felt about the last Harry Potter movie but for me, I thought it was slow and there wasn’t a great explanation for the whole subplot about the Half Blood Prince. I never read any of the books so this is strictly a movie-goer’s perspective. But who really cares about that? Now, audiences are treated to “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part 1” and it makes up for all the problems of the last movie and more.

From the very beginning, I was taken on an action thrill ride I didn’t want to get off of. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson delivered their best performances. These characters aren’t children anymore and their desperation is thoroughly explored.

There may be a lot of speculation about the many camping scenes that seem to slow down the pacing of the story, but I believe they offer a break from the action and it’s where we see the characters grow.

The story is dark and poses a lot of questions that will probably be answered in the next part, that is, sadly, eight months away. The best part is the underlying humor that is included in the movie. With a story that is very dark and depressing, the jokes are some of the best I’ve heard. Ron and Dobby, the house elf, have some scenes that just cracked me up. Even if you haven’t seen any of the other Harry Potter movies this is a great film for anyone to jump into and enjoy.