Production: Heyday Films, Warner Bros. Pictures
Direction: David Yates
Story: J.K. Rowling
Screenplay: Steve Kloves
Star-casts: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and others
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography: Eduardo Serra
Editing: Mark Day
Art: Stephanie McMillan
The trio is back again to complete the journey. Over a period of decade, the ‘Harry Potter’ series has got huge teens haunted with its fever. Every series has shooting high on adrenalin rushes, the magical realms, Good Vs Evil. Finally, the kids have grown up and the ones who have been watching HP series right from the first part should also have grown up by now.
Things get more serious this time. There isn’t any childishness amongst the lead characters. They are matured and it’s more about critical journey. To be incisive, director David Yates strikes a best show by remaining close the lines of J.K. Rowling as most of the previous versions were literally far from the adaptation.
On the flip side, the entertainment factors are literally smaller than the previous parts. Indeed the visual effects are limited as ‘Drama’ gets more prominence.
Soon as Voldermort gains more powerfulness and strength, he acquires mastery over the ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) embark their journey to accomplish the works of Dumbledore, thereby to find rest of Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But they have very little chances of going through it.
Daniel Radcliffe is perfervidly best to his characterization. Naturally, he has been at his best all throughout the series and has taken more special efforts. Style of performance is absolutely perfect and is stunning with the sequences pertaining to face-offs. Well, the matured delineation is much implying with the kissing sequence with his girlfriend Emma Watson. Rupert Grint showcases crème de la crème acts through an effortless style. But Emma Watson is the show-stopper as she grabs everyone with her brilliant show and her stunning looks. She is sure to get more over the top of charts with this film.
Technically, David Yates wins our interests with the spellbinding visuals. The backdrops where the combat takes place are astonishing.
The filmmaker adds some entertaining moments that includes fun, dance and romance. With more drama spreading across the time frame of second half, there are chances of usual audiences getting restless. But as the film culminates towards the penultimate sequences, things are back at the right momentum.
On the whole, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part -1’ ends on interesting sequence and evokes the interests of even those who haven’t watched the previous version. It prompts our curiousness upon the part 2 that will end with 3D in 2011.
What works: Star-casts, Performance, Cinematography, Locations
What doesn’t work: Dragging screenplay at few parts…
Verdict: Worth watchable even for ‘Non-Harry Potter’ fans.