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Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Radcliffe’

Haiku Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1’

March 31, 2011

Four months. Sue me.

Running, tears, Nick Drake.
Magical teens meet Zach Braff?
I mean, it’s still good.

With very nearly the same beat-for-beat literary evolution of the books, the Harry Potter film series has grown from mildly diverting popular entertainment in its earlier entries to thoughtful, sometimes challenging CINEMA as we near the end. The acting improvements alone are worth a full navel-gazing essay, but the changing color palettes, source material revisions, butterbeer references — it’s a series that’s come into its own in all the right ways, and ten years from the starting line is no longer that far from Lord of the Rings in quality. #5, Order of the Phoenix, remains unquestionably (unquestionably means “this is the right answer,” Alfonso Cuaron fans) the best of the bunch but with the release of Deathly Hallows, Part 1…it may have found some competition.

Accio Review or whatever!

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