As most of you know the final instalment of the Harry Potter series has been broken into two parts. Part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premiered worldwide last week Friday and I was there to see it. After all the hype about what an amazingly great movie it would be, I was bitterly disappointed. Apart from the fact that it was about 100°C inside the Eikestad Cinema, Ster Kinekor messed up my seats (so I sat on uncomfortable temporary seats) and Harry and friends looked like they were on drugs, the movie was absolutely atrocious to say the least!
It started off in the usual Harry Potter fashion with the eerie music in the clouds followed by the first line of the movie “These are dark times, there is no denying it.” This line pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the movie. It is a very dull movie with very little colour and at times it feels like you are watching an obituary. The movie felt extremely long (i’m not sure if it was the heat or the uncomfortable chairs) compared to the other Harry Potter movies which were much more exciting.
One of the major problems with this movie was that Harry and friends were all over the show with Hermione’s “time travelling tricks”. Even though her spell helps the trio to get out of trouble when it really matters, she takes them to places that have sentimental value to her.
The most exciting character in this movie was Dobby. He eventually dies and Harry insists on giving him a proper burial. As for the trio of Harry, Hermione and Ron, they look like they have all been doped up and need some serious rehab. In their defence it was the “Horcrux” that did that to them but after they had destroyed it they looked like they had smoked about five Jeffries each!
All in all it was good night out but the movie was terribly dragged out. I’m not sure if it was the unpleasant conditions that I watched the movie in or if it really was that boring but hopefully part 2 is exciting and they cut straight to the chase.
So if you looking to take a girl out, DO NOT take her to go see this movie because it is an instant vibe killer. This is the kind of movie you would go watch with your mother.
PS. DO NOT go to Eikestad mall in Stellenbosch to watch movies until they fix their aircon