Sunday, November 28, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

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Directed by: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, others.
Release date: November 18, 2010 (UAE)

It is not as much a surprise that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is a good movie, as much as how good it is. With all the Harry Potter books having been released, the filmmakers had a clearer idea of where the story and characters were eventually headed, and hence had the advantage of foresight in this movie that was lacking in the past installments. As the penultimate movie, Deathly Hallows 1 does require the audience to have an in-depth knowledge of the characters and some important back-stories to follow the plot completely. Even so, director David Yates succeeds in delivering an emotional movie that resonates with the same sense of wonder and anguish that the final book’s first-half held for its readers.