Still Kloves never had an enviable task to begin with, and Yates- at his most confident here- guides the proceedings along admirably, unfolding them briskly at the start, then settling in for a deliberately measured pace and finally picking up speed for as much as a climax as this first- parter can have. His love for Kate, a nurse, opens his eyes to the brutality of war. And best of all, it is free to try David Yates Job as : Director, Alexandre Desplat Job as : Original Music Composer, Steve Kloves Job as : Screenplay, J. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. A sullen Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour Bill Nighy sets the mood for this seventh and penultimate instalment of Harry Potter.
Besides, the human mind can imagine these images far more powerfully. Yes, their friendship strong and deep since the beginning will be tested, and Yates delivers an emotional payoff towards the end of the film that is truly poignant. They don't feel heavy handed and it's beautiful to look at. Never mind that many of the cast members are very talented veteran British actors try getting John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis, Michael Gambon, Helena Bonham Carter, Imelda Staunton, Jason Isaacs and Bill Nighy in the same film again - the three young actors who we have come to love and care for following the first film a decade ago, basically carry the franchise on their shoulders, and this film is no exception. The animated sequence about the origins of the Deathly Hallows is an absolute masterclass and jaw-droppingly beautiful to both watch and listen. This means that anyone not familiar with the book might have quite the task keeping pace as plot developments come at the viewer thick and fast. Now that I have seen Part 2 and I can firmly state that this section of the final chapter is in fact the better movie.
Members of the Order, including Mad-Eye Moody Brendan Gleeson and Hagrid Robbie Coltrane , attempt to escort Harry to safety- but even that mission is met with an attack from the Death Eaters, culminating in a dizzyingly exciting high-speed flying-bike chase that shouldn't disappoint fans looking for some action sorely missed in the last movie. Her dad was the madman I'm afraid. Radcliffe looks handsome, Grint looks gruff, and Watson looks gorgeous. Fade to black and Voldemort pops up who's taken the failed capture of his worst enemy rather well, given the circumstances and desecrates Dumbledore's tomb and Dumbledore is amazingly fresh and un-decomposed and takes Dumbledore's wand. Of course, he is only bluffing, and it doesn't take long before the palpable sense of doom and despair convinces you otherwise. The world has changed… 120min Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men.
Kloves however fumbles slightly with the lengthy expository, and those who have not read the book will find themselves struggling to catch up with the significance of certain characters e. So Dobby rescues them Luna and a Goblin in addition to the trio. But mostly visually they did more than just bring across what's in the book. For example, I loved the scene so much where the feather floated through the air when the fairy tale of the Three Brothers was being told. Ron, fighting past the ridiculous apparition, smashes the locket to a million pieces and Harry and Ron return to Hermione and Ron spews some nonsense about a bubble of light in his heart. The crux of this film however lies in the relationships between Harry, Hermoine and Ron as they set off in the middle of the film across the bleak English countryside on their quest to discover the means to destroy the Horcruxes.
This is both good and bad. David Yates has gotten a firm grip on the film's direction since directing the fifth and sixth films years ago. Many of them, of course, are done with well-rendered visual effects, and in this one they just blend in at a natural level without being too jarring. The good obviously means that a great book is brought to the screen. Instead, he allows the audience to experience the frustration, jealousy and uncertainty of his characters, and allows for Radcliffe, Watson and Grint to display some fine acting with the minimalest distraction from any visual effects. That one Weasley child no one ever mentioned or casted? There are many themes in this film.
The tense atmosphere between Harry, Ron and Hermione really came across. The cinematography is stunning and exquisite, and it gives off a certain moody hue to the film. Sacrifice, determination, obviously friendship, and above all - acceptance. Yes, sad really how family units are organized. The editing is also crisp, it's not choppy when it doesn't need to be. Voldemort's power is growing stronger.
I am quite surprised that this film gets so much flack. He also displays an uncanny knack for milking suspense out of scenes- in particular, Harry, Hermoine and Ron's daring raid on the Ministry of Magic and their subsequent visit to Godric's Hollow, Harry's birthplace and home to Bathilda Bagshot, a magician and dear friend to Dumbledore. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. The finale that we have awaited for, for the past 10 years has finally arrived. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. With the sword of Godric, the two still wet decide to destroy the locket that so fiendishly attempted to strangle Harry naughty object of darkness and evil. The decision to split the movie into two parts may be judged as a financial one by some, but I'm convinced it was the only possible way to make this work.
I grew up with the series, and as per the actors, it will be an emotional goodbye. Like the film, real life isn't so sure. Bonus points for making this not only a visual spectacle, but also a character-driven ensemble; there's some complex characterization here. Order of the Phoenix left many Potterheads wanting more, even if it wasn't a bad film per se personally I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I felt they left out too much. It's real life, and I wish all these promising young actors brilliant lives and careers ahead of them.