Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (9/10) (No spoilers)

Before I post the review check this out. It’s a footage directed by Neil Blomkamp, the director of the new Halo movie. Who knows how long it’ll be online, but hell, it looks amazing. I really hope this sees the light of day, if only doing nothing more than to prove that video game movies don’t have to suck.

And isn’t this just sad. Another Veggie Tales movie that looks to be just as disappointing as the last one. Honestly, people, grow some friggin originality bones. On top of it all, the last Veggie Tales movie was a high seas adventure too, and what do we have now? Another high seas adventure. I predict it will be a critical flop, though knowing how starving some Christians are for quality entertainment, they’ll probably flock to the theater in droves.

And what’s up with this? The trailer doesn’t say anything – it looks simply like another boring futuristic thriller. Yawn.

All, right here we go, my first Deathly Hallows review. *cracks knuckles*

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a few weeks ago, and after contemplating for a long time on how much I liked it, whether or not it was good, and how much I really believed other people’s criticisms, I’ve decided to write a review on it. For those of you who have read it, I will post a spoilers review later. For those of you who haven’t, this review is for you, and don’t worry, if you haven’t read any of them, I’ll try not to give away any huge plot points from previous novels, though I think it is safe to say that Harry does not die in either book five or book six, so let’s just take that as fact, shall we?

Moving along, DH was a wonderful book from beginning to end,with a wonderful mix of tragedy, adventure, romance, and grand climactic showdown. Rowling brings her characters full circle and ties up a myriad of loose ends in such a way that the lack of ends left dangling is nothing short of astounding, and all without going into 100 extra pages of explanation as Tolkien did in ROTK. At 700 some odd pages, it’s the second longest HP book, but fortunately for all of us, it isn’t as dull, monotonous and repetitive as the fifth outing.

I won’t go too much into what “the Deathly Hallows” are, but I will say this – they are an ingenious plot invention by Rowling that keeps the seventh book from becoming too boring, while not seeming like they were merely tacked on for having another book in the series. One thing I was afraid of was that the book would merely ride the wave created by the sixth in the series, but Rowling staunchly refuses to do so, and for that, she should be applauded.

The other great thing about the Deathly Hallows is how much her characters have grown, and how much they are three dimensional. Moreso than both Lewis and Tolkien, Rowling’s characters will go down in the annals of great literature as ones with have true life, a real character arc, and a seriously amazing sense of reality. If any given situation arose, any real Harry Potter fan could tell how a character would react, and except for the occasional erroneous answer, they would mostly be in agreement. Not because Harry’s the brave one, Ron’s the cowardly one, and Hermione’s the smart one – no, they’re so much more than that, and the fact that so many readers could be in agreement over how a character would react is testament to grand writing.

Deathly Hallows may perhaps contain some flaws, but as this is a no spoilers review, it will have to end here. In a couple of days or whenever I get around to it, I will post a full in-depth review of the novel. Until then, Wingardium Leviosa!


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