‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ is well, yawn, boring

Leon Goodrum

EL CAJON — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows stars Daniel Radcliffe as the  legendary boy wizard Harry Potter.  The movie is the first part in the two-part epic finale of the book turned box office smash hit.

In the  movie Harry is attempting to evade the powerful Lord Voldemort with  help of what is left of the order of the Phoenix.

The movie like the book has become dark; the world created by David Yates and J.K. Rowling is no longer what we have seen in the past films. The tone of the movie  grows even darker as Lord Voldemort gains power and Harry’s world crumbles  around him.

Will Harry be able to overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds or will he like his parents fallto the hand of Lord Voldemort?

I, like most of you, have seen the Harry Potter movies. I find this one the least appealing of all of them.

When expressing my distaste for the film to my friends, many became upset and responded by saying: “You  must not have read the books!”

True is the assumption of my friends;  I have not read the books, Maybe this is the reason I found myself asleep  in the theater not once, not  twice, but a record three  times. I did
return to watch the movie to it’s end because of my liking of the  series. I found the film  exciting in the moments of  great excitement  but rather long and boring  otherwise.

This is why I give  the movie a  low rating; it simply did not  interest me in terms of a  movie consumer although I totally understand  where the book readers are coming from. It’s a good addition in those terms.

I’ll be in attendance for the  final film scheduled for  release July of 2011. I hope it  ends with the
promise it began with.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
2.5 out of 5 stars
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Actors: Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint
Director: David Yates
Location: Parkway Plaza

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Goodrum is a student in Media Comm 132