Thursday, June 30, 2011

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows-I: Movie review

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows -I is the beginning of the end of the Harry Potter series. It continues to reveal what happens after Albus Dumbledore’s death. The wizarding world and also the muggle world is in grave peril like it was seventeen years ago as the Dark Lord rises to power again. Lord Voldemort is determined to murder his archenemy and is hunting for him. Harry Potter on the other hand, is still committed to the mission assigned to him by Dumbledore of destroying the Horcruxes which are the only way of to overcome Lord Voldemort. Along with him on this journey are his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

After the fall of the ministry of magic, Harry and his friends must speed up their search to find the Horcruxes. The trouble is they have to work out all the clues because they have no idea where the remaining Horcruxes are or how to destroy them. With the death eaters on their chase, Harry and his friends have to deal with all kinds of catastrophes while running for their lives. In the meantime, they also come across the deathly hallows which they find strange and are curious to know about.

This adventure flick is packed with action, thrill and emotions portraying the characters in their most intense moments. The composition of filters helps to establish the mood and the setting of the plot in a compelling way. The director has depicted the nuances in a manner which help to make the plot stronger when there is no exchange of speech between the characters. The director establishes the main characters in the beginning itself thus focusing attention to them and conveying who and what the story is about. The gloomy atmosphere in the plot makes one feel everything would be lost and the dark side would win. The visual effects used are again worth commending and shock the viewer in some scenes which are full of suspense thereby engaging the viewer and building up curiosity.

The performances of the cast are phenomenal right from the protagonist to the antagonist. Some of the characters that stand out are those of Bellatrix Lestrange played by Helena Bonham Carter and Dobby the house elf. Rhys Ifans plays a key role in the movie as Xenophilius Lovegood who reveals to Harry and his friends the mystery of the deathly hallows. The effects, structure and characters blend perfectly well to build up the element of suspense and uncertainty in the plot. The movie provides a strong base and understanding for the last part which is yet to be released. It is a movie worth watching with nothing to regret.

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