Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Harry Potter remains magical in Deathly Hallows Part 1




By Nancy Hsu in BRISBANE, Australia --

With all the calibre and heart-wrenching warmness of the previous Harry Potter movies, the latest installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, does not disappoint. To describe the movie without giving anything away, I have to say that I laughed, cowered in fear, cheered in fights, cried for loss and welled up with joy for victory.

The movie began with many a heartbreak, with memory loss and death of loved ones, the tears already forming. By the end of the movie, the tears were rolling down my cheeks in utter heartbreak. Every discourse and emotion presented in previous Harry Potter movies is accentuated in this one. Relationships form between characters that leave you sighing in satisfaction.

The once not-yet-developed Harry, Ron and Hermione have now matured into young adults who, if I must say, are pretty darn fine looking -- especially Emma Watson (who plays Hermione) has turned into a beautiful young woman who exuberated strength and courage in her character. Harry and Ron, as usual, showed their strength in sacrificing their lives to defy Voldemort while also showing their care for Hermione and protecting her, except this time, the movie brings their characters to a whole other level.

The movie ends on a cliffhanger, leaving you unsatisfied and craving the release of the second movie. I, for one, cannot wait!

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