In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 we enter into an ominous landscape fraught with life and death peril. It is a realm that is extremely darker and deals with themes of much more maturity than any of the other films in the Harry Potter universe. Morality, sacrifice, loss, jealousy, doubt, and the testing of the bonds of love and friendship all enter into play. Every character who is fighting against Voldemort (and some who are fighting for him) is stretched to the limit, and everyone has something to lose. The answers that Harry, Ron, and Hermione are looking for as they search for the Horcruxes are elusive and hard to come by, and it seems that Dumbledore has left Harry ill prepared to face the battle he has been destined to fight his entire life. Chase scenes, serious magic and spells, loss and death; it’s all just par for the course in this installment of the Warner Bros.’ blockbuster Harry Potter franchise.
The film opens with a [Read more…]