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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

The entire Harry Potter series so far had more or less the same formula with most of the action happening in and around Hogwarts.  As such, it is a bit jarring that the first film the two-part finale doesn't feature Hogwarts on screen at all.

The decision was made to split the final book of the series into two films.  Since I haven't read the books, I am estimating that this has a lot more to do with the second half than the first, since there is a large portion of this film (featuring Harry and friends on the run) where nothing too much of note happens.

That said, for a film that's only half a story, there is enough closure at the end for the film stand on its own.  Still, I will be counting the days to July when the conclusion is released.

8/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).