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Critical Mass: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1'

November 19, 2010 |  3:05 pm

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The critics have all had their say and most find "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" a generally satisfying adventure, if a tad unwelcoming to the uninitiated. But that's the critics. Now that the film has been seen by the general public (or at least those willing to stay out until after 3 a.m. on a school night), it's time to assess the response of the true heart of the "Harry Potter" franchise — the fans.

Below, we've grouped responses into lovers and complainers. Which one are you?

Beware: some spoilers follow.

— Patrick Kevin Day

Photo: Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1" / Warner Bros.


 
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I really enjoyed Deathly Hallows! I actually wrote a review as well and would super appreciate you checking it out!

http://bit.ly/93dNJV

it was awesome
worth 2 hours of sleep :D

I went to see Harry Potter last night and there were sooooooo many changes from the book that it defeats the purpose of having 2 movies. Deathly hallows was, I think, my fav. book but the movie left alot to be desired for me.

As a movie it is very good and will make a bunch of $$$!

i hated most of it.

it seem to really drag and all that camping out... plus all that was in the cruxlocket was more teenage soap opera angst... so dull!

i did like the twilight vs midnight dig and the entome on death halfway thru the horror!

All the highlights of the book are in the film but I think the continuity
was poor. They left out a good deal and If you haven't read the book you
wouldn't know why and how some things happen. I hope the continuity is better in part 2.

All the highlights of the book are in the film but events in the film are not explained. For example: How did it happen that Harry pitched the tent in the place where the sword was hidden? Unless you read the book you'd never know.

There were too many of these gaps and I hope part 2 is not so vague. Visually speaking it was a gorgeous film but I wanted more.


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