This will be a very short review, because I seriously barely remember the book, the final book of the Harry Potter saga. I canít tell you if this first part of the two part cinematic finale is very faithful to the book, how much was cut out, and if anything was added in. All I can say is that by itself, itís an entertaining, albeit slow moving film.
Our heroes Harry, Ron and Hermione are on their own, searching for the means to destroy the evil and seemingly back in control Lord Voldemort. Sure, there are some magical folks on their side, but for the most part, the trio are out there alone, away from the once safe walls of Hogwarts.
All of beloved cast members are back, and really, Iím so glad theyíve been around for the whole series. Weíve watched the kids grow up and become pretty decent actors, and of course among the adult actors, itís always nice to see familiar faces.
If youíve never read the books, youíve missed out. If youíve not seen all the previous movies, this movie will make no sense. Itís not exactly a stand-alone piece. But if youíre a fan, this movie wonít change that, and youíll be happy to revisit the increasingly dark Harry Potter Universe.