Anyway, those of you that follow the stories know how it goes. After Dumbledore's death, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to find and destroy the horcruxes while Voldemort causes mayhem generally. How was it? Very good, although it leaves you at a cliff hanger which is going to make waiting months and months rather frustrating, but I think it ended in a proper spot.
It's very dark, in the sense this is not the movie you take a 6 year old who dresses up like Harry Potter to. A couple of seriously intense scenes that had me scrunching my eyes shut and cringing. There is some humour too to lighten the mood a bit, but it's pretty subtle. This movie really focuses on the three main characters along with Voldemort. If your looking for that ensemble cast of teachers and students or even the Order of the Phoenix gang, it's not there. Of the more popular well-known characters, you see:
- Neville Longbottom - one short scene
- Luna Lovegood - a couple of scenes
- teachers at the school - none
- The Weasley gang - a few scenes at the beginning then nothing
- Ginny - one or two scenes (including a kiss) then nothing
- Snape - a couple of scenes (and he seems to have gotten his greasy hair under control, it looked rather luscious and wavy)
- The Malfoys and Bellatrix - several scenes although I'm not sure Draco had a speaking line)
- Hagrid - one or two scenes at the beginning
- Order of the Phoenix, Tonks, Lupin, Bill, Fleur, etc. - two scenes
- Voldemort - well he showed up quite a bit as he sought the Deathly Hallows
- The Dursleys - one short scene
- Various baddies - quite a few scenes.
So for Potter fans it's a must of course. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen and I would even say worth springing for the extra money to pay for 3-D if it's available in your theatre.
My how they've changed and damn she looks good in that short hair.