As with all the Harry Potter films, Harry, Hermione and Ron have been faced with a mortal task; destroy & defeat Voldemort. And, as revealed in the Half Blood Prince, that's not exactly going to be simple as a knife to the chest. Voldemort has somewhat split his soul into several pieces, and implanted the pieces into objects, these objects known as horcruxes, which, ironically enough, are near impossible to destroy, great, huh?
As a different thing for this film, the trio aren't at Hogwarts. Infact, the only view of Hogwarts we get is a short snippet of Dumbledore's untimely fall from the Astronomy Tower. The main "settings" for the film are campsites situated in various uknown places.
As in the book, the film tried to portray the tension growing between Hermione and Ron, but the two haven't got much chemistry, which is dissapointing, because I half-expected Harry to kiss Hermine at points. Emma Watson's acting was sub-par this time around. I've always been skeptical about how she delivers her lines, and this film was no exception, she seemed quite wooden and blunt, and at times it felt very scripted. I think I'm probably being fussy, but I would've thought that by now she could act 100% professionally. I dunno :P
But yeah, it was a good film. There were some flaws (the death of a VERY loved one wasn't as touching or emotional as it should've been. There should've been tears, but it wasn't sad enough, something seemed missing...) but there were also some highlights (the animations are fantastic, special effects are stunning, we FINALLY got an inside view of Malfoy Manor and Hermione's torture scene was fantastically played [I never said she was all bad!]) so I'd say this was a good watch, it was definately worth booking the tickets a MONTH in advance - and even by that time the VIP seats were sold out!
This wasn't my favorite in the series, that must be said. I liked it but I didn't like it as much as the Half Blood Prince; though I can't really decide before seeing it's counterpart. Still, it was worth seeing, worth the wait and definately had me on the edge of my seat at times, plus, there was enough Draco for me to go home happy ;)
This gets a Hunni rating of 4 stars. Not excellent, but very very close :)
What did you guys think?
- Hunni x x x