Movie review – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
Dir. David Yates
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

I tried to write this review about a billion times, and I think I have finally written the version that doesn’t have any spoilers.

I went to watch it on opening night at the 7 p.m. showing with the University of Regina Residence. The bus came late and got us to the theatre only an hour before the movie started. The lines were massively long and every showing from 7 p.m. onwards was completely sold out. Knowing that we were most definitely having to sit in the very front row at this showing, I went to go see if there was a possibility of switching tickets. No such luck.

Everything was sold out – except the 6:30 p.m. show. Luckily, it was only half full. So for all you Harry Potter fans out there that thought there was no hope, there was and there is. I changed my friends’ tickets, grabbed some popcorn, got the best seats in the house, and watched the most amazing movie of my life.

OK, so it wasn’t that life-changing but it was still really frigging good. Without giving anything away, I’ll just say that the actors all did an amazing job – the lady that plays Umbridge, Imelda Staunton, will forever be the most hated woman on earth, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) is a fool – but a lovable fool – and Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) really needs to put the whole teen angst thing behind him and move on.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 will probably make you want to cry, scream, smile, hide under an invisibility cloak, and throw popcorn at the screen when it ends – but it’s totally worth it. I recommend that everyone to see it, though if you haven’t seen the previous movies it’ll be quite confusing. There is a brief recap at the very beginning of the film describing what happened at the end of Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince, but you really need more than that to fully grasp what is going on.

All in all the best time I recommend anyone to go see this movie is during a school day at around 11:30 a.m. or so. All the kids are in school – unless they’re cool like my parents were and took me out of school to go see the movies – and you skip all the annoying lines. Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or not, see it for yourself. It will blow your freaking mind.

Megan Narsing

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