Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

You’ve seen the trailers, the t-shirts, the wands, the Hogwarts robes and people with temporary {and real} tattoos of the Deathly Hallows sign standing in long lines, waiting to see a movie about wizards, magic, and love.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

In the first installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the trio – Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) sets out to find the remaining horcruxes, artifacts containing pieces of the Dark Lord's soul. In order for Harry to defeat the Dark Lord, he must first find and destroy the horcurxes. The loyalty of Harry Potter’s friends is tested when the battle between Harry and the Dark Lord approaches.

The movie opens up with the trio making difficult decisions – Hermione casts the Obliviate (oh-BLI-vee-ate) spell on her parents to make them forget they had a daughter and sends them off to Australia. They will not be returning to Hogwarts or making relationship decisions for the search of Horcruxes comes first.

Deathly Hallows is so much darker than the previous movies. With more deaths, more things that make you literally jump out your seat and scenes that will make you cry because you’ve grown to love and get attached to these fictional characters. The movie is set in a much darker time of the day, hardly when any light is on. In fact, most of the action-packed scenes happen at night, except for one intense scene that takes place at the Ministry of Magic.

As the relationship between Harry and Ginny blossoms, Harry makes the difficult decision to leave her behind to continue his journey on finding the horcruxes, because the whole Wizarding World is counting on him, as he is the Chosen One, the one who will kill The Dark Lord. Ron’s and Harry’s friendship is tested when Ron decides to leave Harry and Hermione because of jealousy issues. Hermione’s and Harry’s friendship grows stronger when she visits a a very melancholy place for Harry with him. This is a much darker time for Harry as well. Now that Sirius and Dumbledore aren’t around anymore, he feels as though he has no guidance on what to do anymore.

People who Harry thought were loyal to him, turn on Harry to save themselves or save a family member. One supposed supporter and member of the Order of the Phoenix, Disapparates when he sees the Dark Lord and fears for his life. Another lures Potter and the gang into a trap when they discover what the mysterious symbol means, to save his daughter.

ThrougHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows bookhout the trio’s journey, a mysterious symbol keeps showing up everywhere and Hermione feels that it is imperative that they know what it means before they continue their journey. The symbol turns out to be the Deathly Hallows – the Eldar Wand, The Resurrection Stone, and The Invisibilty Cloak – and Harry, already owns one of them.

Other notable performances are Helena Bonham Carter as the bloodthirsty Bellatrix LeStrange, Fienes as Lord Voldemort, and Alan Rickman as the mysterious Severus Snape.

All in all, Deathly Hallows was “SIRIUSLY” amazing and I loved it despite the fact that they didn’t do a good job explaining some things for people who haven’t read the books. Definitely not a movie for younger audiences because it is that dark. But I, as a devoted fan, will go see it again and again.

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