REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Pt 1

** As seen in the Gloucester Citizen 29/11/10**

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes 

Dir: David Yates            Cert: 12A              Length: 146mins

After the death of Dumbledore, Voldemort and his Death Eaters are seizing control of the wizarding world. With time quickly running out, can Harry and his friends destroy the Horcruxes and defeat Voldemort before he gets the Deathly Hallows?
Did this film really need to be made? This seems to be nearly 3 hours of unnecessary film. Although it was needed to set the scene and make us realise the importance of the horcruxes, it could’ve been shortened making the final installment of this iconic series a single film, rather than splitting it in two. The cast have certainly grown up but the character that really steals the screen is Dobby. That sweet little house elf really is a scene stealer and I’m not afraid to say, I did well up in his final scene. Keeping close to the book, the story is accurate but some vicious scenes still came as quite a shock. It’s just a shame that this wasn’t released in 3D to emphasise the magical effects.

Verdict: three starsA good film, just have to wait eight months for the better half.

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