Name: Harry Potter 7-Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Running Time (minutes): 146
Description: 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.
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
I really, really liked it this time! Way better than I remembered it. Very intense, mostly fast-paced and well-acted. A few issues remain:
– Radcliffe really sucks. Apparently he doesn’t only have the same expression on his face throughout the entire film (thank you for that observation, mother), he mostly sounds the same as well: moody and bitter. Kind of makes you wonder why everyone likes him that much in his world.
– Yates still doesn’t really know how to handle music (Ron Splinched, Hermione crying over Ron’s departure etc are unscored, which really kills the mood for me, but maybe the images speak for themselves).
– Yates implies so much but tells us so little. The entire Deathly Hallows story is vaguely suggested, Mundungus Fletcher isn’t handled properly, same goes for Harry’s animosity towards Kreacher (but then again, he hates everyone here, so…)
Depslat’s score really impressed me this time. Not only did he bring back the magic, he created lots of memorable themes and handled them extremely well too. Even Hermione has a theme in this score. Only the synthetic bass makes my head ache, my room vibrate and my housemates ask what the hell is going on.