This weekend can be said as a movie-marathon for me, with me catching Megamind in 3D on Friday and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) on Saturday. I shan’t elaborate too much on Megamind, considering the huge amount of reviews going around – all I can say is if you did enjoy movies such as ‘How to Train Your Dragon‘ and ‘Despicable Me‘, you’ll enjoy Megamind. It’s a comedy and action packed animation suitable for both the young and the old.
This post, however, shall be dedicated to the famous Deathly Hallows. I was quite upset initially that the producers decided to split it up into two parts, first part being released two weeks ago, and the second to be released next July. However, after watching the movie yesterday, I now understand the need for the split.
The Deathly Hallows itself could be a continuous 5 hour long movie, with the first part taking 148 minutes on screen already. It might seem long, but as people always say “When you’re watching it, you don’t want it to end”. That’s probably true and how I was feeling yesterday. I shan’t leak away too much of the storyline, but will include a short preview via imdb:
“Voldemort’s power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned.”
For those who must know, the film opens with a newly appointed Minister of Magic, proclaiming that he will do his utmost best to save the ministry and people from the dark forces. After a few insignificant scenes, it cuts to Severus Snape (played by Alan Rickman) heading towards the Malfoy Manor, where Lord Voldermort (played by Raph Fiennes) is holding a meeting with his Death Eaters.
Basically, Harry (played by Daniel Radcliffe) has to find the rest of the Horcruxes in order to defeat Voldermort. He and his best friends, Hermoine Granger (played by Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (played by Rupert Grint), sets out in search of the Horcruxes instead of returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Fight fight fight fight fight…. cry cry cry… and after 140 minutes later, the film wraps with Lord Voldermort laying his hands on Dumbledore‘s Elder Wand, getting stronger and stronger by the minute…
This film carries a sad and eerie atmosphere for the first hour, and it’s exemplified by the number of parents leaving the cinema with their kids at Great World yesterday. It also encompasses the death of a few old-timers in the movie, one of which is Harry’s companion for the entire 7 series, Hedwig. So, emotional viewers out there, be prepared and bring tissues along just in case :)
I always hated cliffhangers ending, but I must say this movie chose to end its part at a very significant point in the storyline. Curious, just head down to any cinema now and catch the movie!
The official trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1):
And the full trailer for the entire Deathly Hallows film:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) is now screening at all major cinemas and box offices. Part 2 will be released in July 2011, and said to be available in 3D format! For more information, visit the official website here.