Nov 29, 2010

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 (2010)


I almost forgot that I was watching one of the Harry Potter’s movies. I feel like in a different universe compare to its predecessors. Thiz last grand epic is still directed by David Yates who was unknown Director before his involvement in the 5th film “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” in 2007. Actually, Yates has ever tried to implement thiz kind of atmosphere into the 6th film “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009) which is dark and gloomy with more realistic approach. But back then, it wasn’t supported by attractive storyline. Thiz is the finale of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world when everything is about to end. The villain Voldermort (upss… I mean You-Know-Who) gets stronger than ever. Harry Potter and his two loyal friends Ron and Hermione have to find hidden Horcruxes in order to destroy the dark lord himself. The movie starts with the doom element and dark impression everywhere, and then enters into Special Effects extravaganza, just like the previous prequels. The story as we know it before, it is centered on Harry, Ron and Hermione. Thiz chapter explores the unrevealed relationship further and for the result is something very different. I think I can see what happens here. Yates tries to lock them up alone in the same room, and then see what could possibly happen. For the first time in thiz franchise, Yates has shown us that Harry Potter’s movies aren’t just always about Special Effects exhibition, but also about the depth of its characters. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has done everything he can, to show more mature emotions. Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) improves his acting better than ever. Emma Watson (Hermione) has grown up to be a beautiful and gorgeous girl. She obviously has the most promising career in the future. The heavy caliber Supporting Cast members are also in solid performances such as Alan Rickman as Prof. Snape, Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange and even Ralph Fiennes as You-Know-Who. Yates himself explores every possible technique that he could find, like flash back sequences, racking focus, bird’s eye angle, hand-shake camera and even graphic animation when he reels of “The Tale of Three Brothers”. The animation is artistic, enjoyable and mind-blowing. I ever hoped that Guillermo Del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth” {2008} and “Hell Boy” {2007}) would be the Director of thiz last phenomenal epic. With his resume it will be perfect! But that never happened. Each of us has been growing up with thiz franchise. The franchise itself certainly manifests being more than just the movies, but it’s also becoming the part of our culture in thiz generation. It is “Wingardium Leviosa” to the highest level, “Expelliarmus” all the bad factors, and it surely won’t be “Obliviate” for a long time, it will be “Lumos” brightly until the end. Can’t wait to see that flat-nosed monster being defeated at the end!

Stars : 7,5/10
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Jonny Fendi



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4 comments:

  1. hehe, at last, the review is here. I am partly agree with you, since the film itself generated a great effect and impact towards it's audience, and furthermore can't blame you to say the characters (especial 3 main chars) were definitely grown up and made a subtle and strong reflection of the movie, serious, dynamic and smart. To be honest i'm not a fan of harry potter (at the first place) since it was compared to be better from lord of the rings, and truthfully harry potter was indeed stated from the beginning that t'was a children tales. But on the several chapters it grew more serious and dark (which i like it) but i believe it was too hard or dark for children, which had already put their mind into it. But i agree with u, how would it be if it's directed by guillermo del toro, i would be so damn curious. But overall the movie was cool, have a nice sense of humor (especially at scene when ron gave harry the new wand), too bad all the environment of the real world and magical realm seemed clash in such a weird way (i thought they're from 80's but the real world in this sequel seemed updated with mohawk punk man and such a latest stylish fashion of the century, yup everyone especially hermione was indeed so fashionable).

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  2. @Vardamir: I'm not a Harpot's fans either, But i have to say thiz last chapter is different. Now if we look back, Harpot series (7 movies for overall) got almost everything. They got Character Development, Action, Love Story, even Drama and etc..

    About something you said about the fashion of thiz movie seemed out of date. That could be right. But you have to also notice that Harpot's movie is in the setting of Great Britain. and as we know, at The Great Britain, they are very comfortable with those conservative style of fashion. For example: You can see "Mr. Bean", or other UK's movies like "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrel" or "Trainspotting",.. Their fashion is what you see, and surely they just cmofort with it :)

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  3. Anonymous7:26:00 AM

    i like u your review :)

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