Harry Potter and friends begin the final showdown with evil Lord Voldemort

Much of the plot of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” involves the attempt to find and destroy a series of Horcruxes, and if you haven’t a clue about what they are or why they’re important, you might as well stay home😛

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 offers one of the best and most emotionally engaging films in the series.This penultimate adventure immediately sets itself apart from its predecessors, as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) follow up on their vow at the end of the last film to hunt down the remaining horcruxes – pieces of the dreaded Lord Voldemort’s soul that must be destroyed in order to defeat him completely. This quest takes our central trio away from the comforts of Hogwarts for the first time, taking the series into a very different tone and feel.

To be honest, when I heard that the movie was going to be two and a half hours I was really worried that it’ll drag on and on, but not suprisingly David Yates proved me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it didn’t feel like 147 minutes at all. It’s definitely a stand-out than all the other Potter films as there’s no Hogwarts in sight. The sense of security the trio had before inside the four walls of Hogwarts and under the watchful eye of Dumbledore has been torn down. Instead, they have to face “the real world”. Being hunted down like fugitives and the feeling of anxiety that anyone can pop up anywhere, and if they’re not alert, they’re done for. It definitely takes it’s toll on all of them. All the gloominess was slightly and briefly lifted by a few of the lighter bits of the movie, but basically it’s all doom and gloom. The cinematography was absolutely brilliant, the best looking movie of the franchise, Exceptional acting by all three of them, a stand-out performance by Emma Watson. Part 1 ended with the death of a friend and a minor cliffhanger. What a way to kick-off the long emotional inevitable goodbye and I trust David Yates to knock it out of the park on July 2011. Bring it on