Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part I is coming to theaters on November 19, 2010. There is no doubt that millions of adults, teenagers, and children alike will be rushing to check out the first installment of the last Harry Potter book. J.K. Rowling has done a great job writing the series, and the movies have been just as fabulous. Here are ten reasons why I am so thrilled to see Harry Potter in theatres come November.
The directors for the Harry Potter movies have changed several times. From Chris Columbus doing the first movie to Mike Newell to David Yates directing the last few movies, the quality of filming has gotten better and better. Yates perfectly captures the dark feeling of the last few books. Although a change in directors can produce inconsistencies, it has also provided unique standpoints that make each Potter movie special.
2. Helena Bonham Carter
Bonham Carter has done as excellent job portraying the devious and crazy character, Bellatrix LeStrange. There is something about LeStrange’s character that fits perfectly with Carter. Previously having acted in eccentric roles such as Mrs. Lovett in, Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street give her an edge. I look forward to seeing how she plays out her last days in Harry Potter.
3. The splitting of the two films
The Deathly Hallows is split into two parts. It intrigues me to see how they execute the split, since there is only one book. Some people miss key parts when doing this, but I have faith that David Yates directing and Steve Kloves screenplay writing will pull this off.
The one thing that I do find odd is that the Playstation game is also split. I do not really see the point. Obviously it is a money making ruse, but I can understand wanting to capture the book in its entirety more for the movie than for the game.
4. The maturity of the characters
The Harry Potter film series has done a fairly good job picking actors that are age appropriate. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Tom Felton all are believable as Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Draco. Felton (Draco Malfoy) is oldest turning 23 in September, and Watson (Hermione Granger) is the youngest at age 20.
Voldemort, played by Ralph Fiennes, appears more than ever in the last book. I expect he will be in a significant portion of Part I and Part II. A lot was revealed about Voldemort’s life in Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince. I am excited to see more of the mystery that his character hides behind exposed.
6. Magic/Special Effects
With Harry Potter and Voldemort fighting for their lives, there is bound to be more magic than ever! As reported by The-Leaky-Cauldron.org, an explosion took place due an action scene on set. Special effects = magic, and obviously that is a huge part of the series. This might be a good predictor of how intense the effects are bound to get!
7. The search for horcruxes
Harry is still on a quest to find the remainder of Voldemort’s horcruxes. A horcrux is a dark piece of magic that gives a wizard immortality. The adventure in the watery cave to seek Voldemort’s horcrux in the last horcrux scene was scary and fantastical. I can only imagine how exhilarating watching him find the last pieces will be.
8. The quest of three friends
Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to go on Harry’s mission together. This is a sign of true friends. It kind of reminds me of The Three Musketeers. Always true to Harry and by his side, his companions will add an extra layer of interest to the film.
9. The Seven Potters Chase
In the beginning of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows book, Harry replicates himself. He does this in order to stave off followers of Voldemort who want to interfere with his horcrux search. Muggle Net reminded me of this scene. This just comes to show the Part I will be action packed right from the very beginning.
10. The Cliffhanger
I have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers. The fact that David Yates is making us wait until 2011 is exciting and frustrating at the same time. I expect the cliffhanger to be nothing less than fantastic.
Harry Potter is such a popular series, and we owe it all to J.K. Rowling’s creativity. I look forward to the premiere of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part I for these reasons and many more. I still find that books are better than movies, but this film series does J.K. Rowling’s work justice.
If you cannot wait for the movie to come out on November 19th check out the movie’s official website for a trailer.
Horcrux, Harry Potter Wiki
Fire Damages “Deathly Hallows” Set (Updated), The Leaky Cauldron
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Filming Information, Muggle Net