Three sentence movie reviews: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
I’m not the biggest fan of the movies as they cannot possibly include all that the books do, but I found this quite a good adaptation. This goes to prove what I’ve been saying: books five, six and seven all deserve to be split in two because too much happens to be contained in one two-hour movie. However, at Harry Potter Party VII, mostly the talk was of how well it was done.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2010/harry_potter_and_the_deathly_hallows_part_i.html
I have decided to have the books and the movies live as 2 separate but only slightly related entities (with a recognition that the books are sublimely better than the movies could ever be) (and I don't reread the books before viewing because I know it will upset me). That helps me accept the issues of poor adaptations. Having said all of that (in more than three sentences but using parenthetical moments to cover for me), I really enjoyed this movie!