Every character just feels right - even if you imagined something different when you read the book. Fiennes is ably assisted in his wickedness by a suitably conniving Timothy Spall and also the most fearsome set of nostrils to grace the silver screen since Hannibal Lector flexed his snout at Agent Starling in The Silence of the Lambs. The growing pains are neatly handled by director Mike Newell, himself no stranger to the awkward whimsy of love's young dream after sterling work on Four Weddings and a Funeral Indeed, many of the light-hearted interludes around the school dance scenes betray Newell's penchant for bittersweet comedy and romantic pratfalls. I suppose you can't hold it against the kids who aren't up to par because they're just young and learning the actors trade, but for those who play their part well they should get a pat in the back. The Deathly Hallows continually feeds us a feeling of desolation as Harry, Ron and Hermoine fail to discover a way to destroy the horcruxes; they seem to be making no progress towards defeating the Dark Lord, but as an effect the movie seems to be making no progress towards an ending. This simple system leaves little room for any creativity, however, since everything in the game has its own assigned spell that auto-activates once you hover your crosshair over it.
There's a darker atmosphere this time around and more characters are introduced including Gilderoy Lockhart hilariously played by Kenneth Branagh , Draco Malfoy's father, Lucius a great performance by Jason Isaacs, exactly how I imagined the character from the books! But I am not a huge fan of these movies and I am not the target audience. I couldn't imagine someone else playing their parts. Kenneth Branagh plays a wonderful part of Gilderoy Lockhart who seems to think he's adored by all and quite frankly he is adored by women for his charm and bravery. The Quidditch matches have also received a makeover — it is played on broomsticks and it is a little like basketball because you have to get a ball through a hoop. Rowling has hit upon the fact that kids love to be scared stiff along with being entertained by touches of humor and excitement--although I think her imagination works overtime on scenes like the vomiting fit for Ron, one of the more tasteless sequences.
Keep on the lookout for the scene about the deathly hallows story. Potterfiles will love it and detractors may just find their criticisms stuck in their throats. Only three children were present at the Preview I witnessed and they were silently spellbound whereas the adults evoked emotion noisily throughout and then stood up, cheered and applauded at the end! Should keep Potter fans happy--and for a movie two-and-a-half hours long it moves along at a brisk pace from one adventure to another with what by now appears to be mechanical skill, thanks to artful direction by Chris Columbus who knows how to keep this sort of thing moving. If a book is loved by millions of readers there must be a good reason for that. You need to replace that game.
And, of course, the adults in the cast zoom around with a zest inspired by their youthful co-stars. This may sound simplistic, but really the game is more about puzzle-solving than combat. It has some of the most beautiful and artistic animation I have ever seen in a movie. Of course Harry Potter's target audience is of a younger age so I can see how I might not have enjoyed it as much as a slightly younger audience, but to say the least it is a lot better than some of the crap that is fizzled out these days. Chris Columbus has captured the essence of the book on screen. I found myself whistling the main theme of Harry Potter for most of the night and on occasion not realizing I was doing it until someone else pointed it out to me.
The story wasn't too difficult to understand from a non-potter-fan point of view and the film was a lot shorter than I expected. The 1st hour is pure laugh out loud fun the adults in my Cinema audience were shouting with laughter! The trouble with hiring an eleven year old for a film project as massive as this, is you are rather in the lap of the gods when it comes to puberty. The Deathly Hallows very successfully portrays the despair-filled journey of the wizarding trio. If you're not a mad-potter-fan then I would suggest you wait a few weeks so that you're not over run with humans who stand 4 feet tall. That's a good thing in case you were wondering. When reading the book I always envisioned Michael Crawford playing Gilderoy Lockhart.
Why should they give this one a chance? Aside from that, I can't complain much. Oleh Layarkaca21 Synopsis Forced to spend his summer holidays with his muggle relations, Harry Potter gets a real shock when he gets a surprise visitor: Dobby the house-elf, who warns Harry Potter against returning to Hogwarts, for terrible things are going to happen. If you liked the first one then you're going to love this! After the death of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, the magical world falls into disarray as Voldemort gains power over the Ministry of Magic and hunts tirelessly after his mortal enemy and our continuing protagonist, Harry Potter. Richard Harris you can not be replaced, you will always be Dumbledore, and hence Omnipresent. I would have gladly sat in the cinema for another two or three hours with a biiiig smile on my face. Description Forced to spend his summer holidays with his muggle relations, Harry Potter gets a real shock when he gets a surprise visitor: Dobby the house-elf, who warns Harry Potter against returning to Hogwarts, for terrible things are going to happen. So there's no excuse to take the roles away from Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
This movie certainly had better action sequences and a lot more action geared than The 1st Potter movie. My interest in the franchise has thus far consisted of sitting through the first film in a freezing cinema wondering what all the fuss was about, and skim-reading the second book on an aeroplane to appease my curiosity as to the young wizard's appeal. I think they do it because they are too lazy to create their own storys, so they rip off other peoples ideas and crush them to make it more comfortable. Thank you for the fantastic finale to a wonderful life that you gave us. The only thing that annoyed me was that the cues in the Foyer were too long and I couldnt get an ice cream and there was some little toddler crying down the front row for a few minutes mid-way.
Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy has a commanding presence and an amusingly wicked final scene involving the computer created Dobby who steals every scene he's in. Richard Harris couldn't have asked for a better movie and legacy to be remembered by. Crap this is not and a year on the main characters are a lot older, taller and voices broken. He was one of the better bits in the movie as was Jason Isaacs who played Lucius Malfoy father of Draco. And apparently the makers of this Potter film have met the challenge of providing spiders and snakes that are hideous enough to have Ron and the audience in a fit of hysterics.
It's a bit excessive though, and frankly enough to reduce any impoverished wannabe writer to a jealous whimper. I felt by body tense up as the gave case to Harry and Ron, which is a good thing because not often do I find myself doing this in movies. Anyone can watch this film and follow it without knowing the book. Lots of gaps for us to shout out funny quips. In the not to distant future I see fans going to a regular weekend slot at their local cinema for Audience Participation fun. John Williams' perky score is a distinct help. The great find of the movie is Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy.