I am so relieved I did not write a review for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (HP7-Part1) earlier, as I like all the previous HP movies, but I'm not a big fan of David Yates’ “HP7-Part1”. But finally it grew on me after viewing the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and seen the Deathly Hallows part 1 on several times. The makers of this movie had no option but to divide the tale into two movies. In the beginning I thought it was for the cash, but that is not the reason. Certainly the film could have been made a bit shorter and still had the same enjoyment. Nevertheless, in my opinion “HP7-Part1” is very well done.
If you are unfamiliar with the Harry Potter series then you should go back to the very first film or novel and start there without skipping, thus you will not lose out on a lot of vital plot information. It’s also significant to point out that the novels have much more information and make clear some things the films do not, so I suggest reading the novels to assist fill some of these plot holes in the films.
Harry Potter had stayed with his aggressive relatives when one day he learns he is a wizard and can go to the magical school of Hogwarts. He has a painful history as, his parents were killed by “Voldemort” a wicked wizard and that wizard keeps trying to destroy Harry as well. This wizard has lastly retrieved power and captured the world. Harry, and his two associates Ron and Hermione embark on a journey to discover the last of the Horcruxes, talismen that grasp a portion of Voldemort's soul and are the solution to destroy him forever. Their journey is a bitter one, they are followed, deceived, and even wounded. On top of that, they must deal with their feelings for each other and sustain their closeness.
While it only covers part of the novel, this film mostly centers on Harry and his friends trying to discover some of the Horcruxes without leading to any real clash.
Daniel Radcliffe generates a believable character for Harry, giving him a human value, real senses, making us care for him. Emma Watson persists to give Hermione a real profundity. She has constantly been the clever one. Rupert Grint has matured most of all and he is capable to channel the true emotions and distractions any youngster may sense which craft him look more authentic and more appealing. The rest of the cast were all performed well and very realistic. Its great that they really struggled to find the ideal artist for each role and it makes the film that much more relatable to the novel.
The soundtrack is amazing and really fit with the tone of the film. I mostly cherished Obliviated in the opening since it captured my attention at once and Farewell to Dobby as it was so wonderful and moving. The special effects and cinematography were also excellent, superior to the earlier films in my opinion.