Oh me oh my! For the first time ever, I actually pre-booked cinema tickets to see this bad boy of a movie. I usually go and watch the Harry Potter films on my own as I can never find anyone to come with me, but this time I dragged my mother along to buy me some pick n mix sweets. Those white chocolate mice thingies are superb! The last instalment of JK Rowling’s epic story has been broken down into 2 films purely to piss me off a little. I mean come on woman! Yeah ok so we might be in the cinema for like a million hours if we watched the whole fudging book in one… but what’s your point? I sat through the bullshit that is Lord of The Rings and sacrificed hours of my life (of which I aint ever gonna get back) as I followed some crap characters stomping around mountains and shit protecting some rubbish ring with a gay wizard! Awesome.
But I digress…
So The Deathly Hallows Part 1 is pretty damn good! We see the main characters Harry, Hermione and Ron on a mission to try and bring down evil Lord Voldemort. There clearly is more to it than that but I can’t be arsed to explain it all as time is money baby and I wanna eat my biscuits. Basically we explore the dynamics of the kids who are now buff teenagers above the age of consent so it’s all good to perv on them (urmm ginger Ginny Weasley got hot yo!) touching on all the crazies you go through as a young adult… but with the added ‘excitement’ of death eaters trying to kill you! We witness the sweet blossoming of young love, jealousy and emotional turmoil you experience as a ‘yoof’ while carrying the burden of the fact that if you don’t conquer Voldemort, then well... the world is fucked. No pressure. Think of a ‘highbrow’ episode of Eastenders, the teenage angst of Hollyoaks mixed with a little of The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe... But everyone can perform magic tricks!
The other main elements of the film consist of people dying… a lot, and other dark imagery to scare the crap out of me! (Yes it’s all about me) This film is not a kids movie. Fact. And that isn’t because I am a pussy… but it’s because the film makers lost their mind! I understand it’s all about witchcraft and wizardry… but any danger you wanna calm down on the fright factor!
I love the HP books and by default I can’t help but love the films. I also like how all the actors are British. Now don’t get me wrong as I’m not a secret BNP leader, but I think it is important to keep Harry Potter true to the actual story… and the story is British born and bred. No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs! I totally get waaaay too carried away with the narrative of the film and even tried to throw a curse at my brother after watching this… with a biro as a wand. One thing is for sure; you can’t help but love the imagination and story behind the pretty actors. Do not wait for this film to come out on DVD… go and see it at the cinema as its cracking. When I grow up I wanna be Harry Potter. Well a Black bad ass version like the Blaxploitation films of the 70s. Think Foxy Brown and The Deathly Hallows! All my powers would be harnessed from my magical weave and massive hoop earrings which doubled up as hand grenades. Oh, and I would know Kung Fu.
But yes. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 is a win.