Very Brief Thoughts After Watching HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – Part 1

     November 11, 2010

I’m in London.  I’m over on the other side of the pond because tomorrow is the London press junket for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and I got to see the film tonight.  While we’ve been asked not to write full reviews, we have been cleared to write some initial thoughts.  Since I’m a bit pressed on time, I’m keeping it very brief.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is as close to the book as any fan could hope for.  While there are some changes (it is a movie after all), many of the scenes played out exactly as I envisioned them while reading the final installment.  But to me, the best part was having the time to not rush through scenes because of the limits of a two and a half hour movie.  As you watch Deathly Hallows – Part 1, you’ll notice is moves at a different pace than the previous movies.  And I liked it.  A lot. I will say…when the credits started rolling, I wished Part 2 was being released tomorrow.  At least we only have to wait till next summer.

Oh, one last thing, while I thought Part 1 might have had a chance at Best Picture, it’s not getting a nomination.  But Part 1 has set up what should be an amazing finale.  One that might have the emotional payoff for a Best Picture nom.  Much more Harry Potter coverage soon.

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