FILM REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010)
The Harry Potter saga nears its conclusion in the first half of the Deathly Hallows. And it's everything you expect. There's drama, action, fantasy, adventure, comedy, and above all, moments of terror. It's epic to say the least.
In the film, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends (played by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint) are on the haunt for the Horcruxes - the key to Lord Voldemort's immortality. Following the death of Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) in the previous installment, Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has taken control of the Ministry of Magic and his rein of terror has begun. So, it's up to our trio of heroes to stop him. Although, keep in mind, that this is only the first half of the story. Harry is no where near defeating Voldemort by the end of the picture. The movie ends on a cliffhanger and also on a very sad note.
Fans of the series will be thrilled nonetheless. This is a well-made film that hits all the right notes and all the emotional cords. It's a clear indication that Part 2 (set for release on July 15, 2011) will end things with a bang.