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REVIEW: Harry Potter 7

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, and Mystery
Rating: PG-13
Overall Rating: ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣  

The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord’s three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

I have to admit that I did very much enjoy the final installment of Harry Potter, but overall  felt it could have been a bit better. Being that this was going to be the final installment of the ever successful movie/book franchise I was expecting so much more that what the movie delivered. The plot was very simple, the magical objects that held the key to Lord Voldemort where all easily destroyed, and the acting from two of the lead actors (Emma Watson and Rupert Grint) was very dismal (I do LOVE LOVE LOVE Emma Watson though!).

I was much anticipating this movie because of how boring the last movie was. I’m not saying that in a bad way either, I fully understand that part 6 was only leading into part 7 but still found it to be completely and utterly a waste of my time (sorry Harry). Understanding that part 6 was leading into part 7 made me want to see 7 so much more. I do feel as if part 6 was designed to be somewhat boring to lead you head first into part 7. And that I have to admit it did well.

As I said previously the means by which each magic object that held Lord Voldemort’s power were each obtained and destroyed was displayed as being very simple. I felt there should have been more involved and a bit more exciting. The first item, the cup, I though was silly in how it was obtained. (really? everything multiplying?) I do admit that the second item, the tiara, was a bit more exciting and less predictable. The third item (i won’t spoil what it was) I though could have been a bit more exciting. I mean… doesn’t Hermione know more magic tricks?

Now, I know that people disagree with my comments on Rupert and Emma but I stand by them. I don’t think the poor acting was completely their fault. I’m sure it has to do with poor script writing for them. They are such huge characters and it almost seemed as if their scenes could have been filmed in a days time.

The effects in this movie are absolutely stunning! Visually, I think that this movie is one of the best. It seems to be one of the least stunning out of the franchise but there are a few scenes that really take your eyes for a strong journey through the world of Harry Potter. One of the first items to really stand out was when the force field around Hogwarts was destroyed. Visually this was a very appealing scene to watch.

Even though I have never been a Harry Potter follower I have scene all of the movies in theaters and very much enjoyed all of them as they have been released. I am a bit bummed that the series is ending. The one things about the ending of this movie is that (1) its predictable, i won’t tell you why for fear of running the movie, and (2) it does successfully wrap up the series and potentially lead into a new series!

3 thoughts on “REVIEW: Harry Potter 7”

  1. I’m not a big HP fan either, but, like you, I have seen all 8 films and still like reading the books even if the writing is a bit clunky in places.

    I see exactly where you’re coming from – for the last ever Harry Potter film, it was a bit of a letdown. Maybe I was expecting more tension and blood and gore and whatever but, overall, I felt that there was something missing. I guess what it needed was more action.

    I didn’t think that Ron & Hermione got enough screen time to really show off their acting skills, especially considering their importance. I thought it was beautiful, though, how Ron held Hermione close just before they thought they were going to die.

    God, I hated the HP6, film-wise 😐 They cut so much out and then Draco, who is supposed to have a huge part in it, just skulled around and barely said a word throughout the whole thing. Meh. I thought HP7 pt 1 was fine, though – that’s the one with less action in it.

    I thought the multiplying thing was fine, but as for the one Hermione destroyed, that was a bit disappointing. I also felt that their kiss was more for the sake of it and was just shoved randomly in, rather than actually having a crucial part to the story or some meaning by being after something like the life-death scene I mentioned above.

    I also loved that scene! I felt it captured the way Hogwarts was really under threat. I thought the forest scenes were good as well.

    The soundtrack to this movie was also fantastic. I listen to 8 of the songs pretty much daily; it’s amazing. Throughout the whole thing I was just thinking about how great the music was. 😛

    Take care! xx

  2. I’m not big on HP but I have seen all the movies. It was really good , i think they did an amazing job on it. The ending was shocking because most of it was things that I did not see coming. i’m also kind of happy it’s over and done with it because next year there will be no more harry potter and twilight lol. i know some serious freaks who are taking it to another level.

  3. I doubt that there will be a new series, which is very sad. 🙁

    I am a big HP fan, just like you. I thought the movies were really good, probably because I don’t really look INTO the movie as much as you do. Though, some of the scenes, especially the one you pointed out, did seem bland.

    Also, if people read the books you wouldn’t be spoiling anything for them. But I guess I’m just mean that way since I would just go ahead and spoil it for them anyway.

    I loved the soundtrack. The music went really well with the scenes. 😀

    I love your layout! 🙂

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