Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 1 is the first installment in the final chapter of the Harry Potter movies. And without doubt, the latest Harry Potter movie is among the best.
The context of the movie is quite simple. Voldemort’s power is rising by the day and he even has the Ministry of Magic under his control. Harry just has Ron and Hermione with him for help in finding the Horcruxes, which will eventually help him destroy Lord Voldemort. And when on his quest to find the Horcruxes, the trio comes to learn about the existence of the Deathly Hollows or the three most powerful objects of the wizarding world.
The three Deathly Hollow objects are the invisibility cloak, which Harry already had, The Elder Wand and the resurrection stone. The Elder Wand’s owner can never be defeated in a duel, The Resurrection Stone had the power to bring back people from the dead and The Invisibility Cloak made its owner truly invisible, even from Death. The movie ends with Voldemort laying his hands on the Elder Wand and screaming in sheer delight. A perfect ending with huge expectations of better things to come in the final installment.
As a Harry Potter movie, this probably was the most satisfying one. The movie has followed the events in the book to core and even when smaller changes were made, they made better sense. If you remember Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , the movie deviated from the actual book’s storyline and was made more like a love story. But this movie sticks to what the book is all about. Excitement from the word GO. Right from the time Harry leaves the burrow and is chased by Death Eaters to the time that movie ends, it’s all filled with excitement. Sometimes the movie is so fast paced, that if you haven’t read the novel, you might not understand what’s happening. The only dull moment comes 10 minutes before the break, when the movie goes real slow when Ron has left the company of Harry and Hermione, and the two are just moving from place to next without doing much.
There is no Hogwarts in this movie, neither is there a lot of Hagrid or Snape or Voldemort himself. Still, the movie is hugely satisfying and easily justifies being made in two parts. The first part has whet the appetite and everyone would be eagerly waiting for the next part to come out in 2011.