Early Reviews for "Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
November 13, 2010, 11:29 PM
Some reviews have already come out for "Deathly Hallows: Part 1," and many comment on the merits of splitting the film into two parts. All of them have varying degrees of spoilers in them.
Total Film gave the movie 3 out of 5 stars.
Reuters UK review.
The Telegraph gave the movie 4 out 5 stars.
The Guardian gave the movie 2 out of 5 stars.
For a collection of short snippets from reviews that contain spoiler free assessments of the movie you can go here to Metro.
I don’t mind reviews from people who aren’t fans of the movies/books, it’s actually a good thing to know if the movie works for them, but it seems like these people didn’t even know who the target audience is? Saying it’s too scary for 8 year olds? It’s a pg13 movie, the characters are now 17? in the storyline, these are adults basically on a quest and avoid being murdered. It’s a real movie now, not a kids show.
I often don’t pay attention to reviews, as HP fans see these films from such a different perspective. To me, any HP film is going to be brilliant!
It seems a common complaint is that there isn’t enough “action” to warrant a 2-movie split. Except for the escape from Privet Drive. Oh, and the attack at the wedding. And the Ministry of Magic section.
The problem seems to be all that “talking” and “acting” when things aren’t exploding.
Okay, good. Because this isn’t “Rambo.” This is actually about people, relationships and a storyline with things called “lessons.”
By the way, do they really think that a movie with the scenes they liked, those mentioned above, in the detail and time given to them could also include a full battle at Hogwarts and resolution of all the open threads too in one movie?! I’m sure if Warners had tried, they would have been complaining that everything went too fast and they should have split it into 2 movies. They are nothing more than Dementors.
I really do not know what to make of all that, how about I DON’T CARE WHAT THEY SAY!!! I KNOW THIS WILL BE A GREAT MOVIE!!!! AND IT SHOULD HAVE GREAT REVIEWS!!!!
The real problem is that the past movies have glossed over some substories that have now become important to pull into the final movies. So, unfortunately, they are having to try explain so much in so little time. It would have worked much better if they would have waited for ALL the books to be completed and then made the movies. The storylines and ideas would be much more comprehensible and important details would have been included from the beginning.
And, Empire gave it 3 out of 5 stars.