Film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I

Opened: November 19, 2010

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Afshan Azad, Helena Bonham Carter, Scarlett Byrne, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jessie Cave, Robbie Coltrane, Louis Cordice, Warwick Davis, Michelle Fairley, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Kate Fleetwood, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, George Harris, Josh Herdman, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Toby Jones, Dave Legeno, Katie Leung, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Simon McBurney, Helen McCrory, Harry Melling, William Melling, Devon Murray, Bill Nighy, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Clémence Poésy, Adrian Rawlins, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Geraldine Somerville, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, Freddie Stroma, Natalia Tena, David Thewlis, Sophie Thompson, Frances de la Tour, Julie Walters, Mark Williams & Bonnie Wright

The end is near as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his search for the Horcruxes to take down Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). And though this film is basically a set-up for the final one, there’s still action to keep you entertained.

After the death of Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), the Death Eaters attack Bill Weasley (Domhnall Gleeson) and Fleur Delacour’s (Clémence Poésy) wedding forcing Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) into hiding as they travel across the United Kingdom.

Out of all the Harry Potter films, this one is probably the least intense since you know there’s a second part. However, there are some great fights and many favorite characters are threatened. Watson and Helena Bonham Carter have a gut-twisting scene together towards the end. Though, there are long lengths of traveling without anything happening.

Final say: Strong set-up. ★★★★☆

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