but also reviews of film adaptions of popular novels.
Yesterday, I went to the cinema with some friends to see 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part1', the newest installment in the series. I have been looking forward to watching this film on the big screen, as I'm a really big fan of Harry Potter (to the point that I'm a little bit of a geek!). However living in Spain, I had no option but to see this film in Spanish. Luckily though, I have a reasonable level of Spanish,so I thought that I would see how much of the film I could understand. Also it was an excuse to call watching Harry Potter, 'educational.' In the end, I understood quite a lot.
For those of you who have been living in a cave for the last few years, the Harry Potter series of books and films focuses on the main character Harry Potter who as a baby,is left orphaned after the evil wizard Voldemort kills Harry's parents. He is taken to live with his unpleasant aunt Pertunia,uncle Vernon and bully of a cousin Dudley.On his 11th birthday, Harry discovers his magical heritage and is invited to study at 'Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and wizardry'.
There he meets Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger and together, they embark on many adventures throughout the series of books and films, mainly though, Harry battles to rid the world of the evil Voldemort.
Coming back to 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1', this film is an adaptation of J.K Rowling's 7th novel in the series. However the director David Yates, decided that it would be more appropriate to split the novel into two parts (either for storytelling or probably financial purposes, I'm not sure.)
In this first part,the wizarding world is in turmoil. Voldemort's army of followers are causing havoc and the Ministry of Magic has been taken over by Dolores Umbridge a particularly deranged ex-teacher of Hogwarts, who wants to rid the wizarding world of 'Mudbloods' (wizards from non/half wizarding parentage).
To restore order and destroy Voldemort, Harry (with the help of Ron and Hermoine)has to find all of the Horcruxes (pieces of Voldermort's soul hidden in different objects) and destroy them, before Voldemort can restore his power.
This film is dark, full of tension and had lots of moments which had me jumping out of my seat.It also has emotional moments and in general, is more mature than any of the other films in the series. There is a point in the middle on the film in which the excitement wained a little however,with fantastic special effects and a wonderful cast full of famous British actors and actresses, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1' is a very enjoyable film. I can't wait for the final installment!!
Have you seen this film or any of the other 'Harry Potter' films? What did you think?