Director: David Yates
Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint.
Synopsis: The seventh movie in the series based on the novels by J.K. Rowling. As Harry races against time to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncover the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.
Review: The Death Eaters are on the attack. Only through deception and team work can Harry over come their assault. The Death Eaters goal? Kill Harry Potter at all costs. They are relentless and death awaits all who stands in their way. Any character not wearing plot amour are in some big trouble! The creators of this franchise are not afraid to kill any one off. It gives you a real sense of suspense especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan who has become attached to some of these characters. The Death Eaters push the story forward and forces the main characters to moves the plot along.
Ron and Hermione are used properly in this film when supporting Harry. There is definitely proper screen play in this movie. They are apart of the team, but the team will be tested to their limits in every possible way in this film. Yes folks, Ron is still has woman troubles. He attracts trouble like a human magnet. Deep down in side of him, Ron doesn’t want to find one Horcrux after another. Who can blame him? It does seem like some kind of video game where you have one mission after another while you level up and gain XP. Ron is tired of it. The chained necklaces Horcrux reveled that about Ron, embarrassing him very badly. Ron must contain himself and remember to practice all things in moderation or his deep desirers will ruin the relationship he has with his team. But we all know Ron will mess everything up as he always does, so he gets a nice and very satisfying beat down from Hermione in this movie. Thank You!
Bellatrix is crazy! Great performance by Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange. When she screams out her commands to people, you can feel that she is in charge. Draco Malfoy is scared to death of her and for very good reason. She is the type who would probably killed him in his sleep if he ever talked back to her. She does love girl to girl torture. Yeah, kind of extreme for a movie franchise aimed at kids and yes its exactly what it sounds like. Lord Voldemort is in need of a wand and not some silly common wizards pointed stick. The most powerful wand of all time! A dark brown pointed stick with lumps! Its kind of silly after all this all powerful, evil, sinister, malicious, nefarious, and maleficent Dark Over Lord of Darkness and all maniacal evil is after a carved stick? You can see that the Malfoys are falling apart. They really need to catch Harry and give him to Lord Voldemort so that they can be in the Dark Lords good graces again. That in its self is truly sad to see. A bunch of bleached blonde Emos kissing up to a bald no nose having psycho who is in dire need of a tan and is obsessed with a twig and acts as though he needs mental health medication very badly. Using the bad guys to create a change in Harry’s situation is the correct way to use bad guys in films. Doing this allows the characters to serve the plot as the movie should. They may be a strange bunch of villains, but they are for the most part used correctly, with the exception of Voldemort. Seriously dude? Just buy a new wand off the internet and get next day air delivery. Use Draco Malfoy’s credit card if you don’t have one. With his permission of course, its not like he will say 'no' to you.
The film explores the concept of unity and caring. When one of the good guys are in need, the other good guys go beyond their fears and desires and help the ones they care about. The villains such as Bellatrix Lestrange use the fact that the good guys care about each other against them. You will see this a lot in this film. She wants to capture one person and hold them hostage to gain leverage against the good guys. She really knows the good guys weakness very well and how to effect them very potently. This make the villains in this movie very dangerous. The unity concept happens when the good guys put aside their own wants and desired for something bigger than them selves. There are times when Harry feels guilty about so many wizards risking their lives for his own survival but Ron talks to Harry and lets him know that the sacrifices that are being made are for the greater good. The characters serve the side of light even at the cost of their own opportunities and their lives. The good guys are not too powerful by them selves so sticking together is essential to their survive. The villains options for dealing with the good guys are to either break up the unity of the good guys or use their unity against them which Bellatrix Lestrange does very well. A very well done Villainess.
Not a bad film. I think the Half-Blood Prince was better. The cinematography is fitting. The director uses the appropriate camera shots for each situation, showing director Davis Yates’s experience and skill in film making. The movie has no trouble moving the story along, but still, I can’t help but feel that we need more of Voldemort in this movie. He seems to be held back for the propose of making yet another movie to stretch out the franchise as much as possible, much like the Ridley Scott Alien series. So the next Harry Potter film is the last. I do see how these movie are better than the earlier films. There are more of these films and book after the Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling is squeezing every drop of blood she can out of this stone and honestly the Harry Potter universe is way too big to stop at eight movies. As far as this movie is concerned, it is alright.
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