Year Released: 2009
Main Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Jim Broadbent
Review Date: December 2016
Last watched: December 2016
Number Watches: 2
Format Watched: DVD
So I’ve been going through the box set of Harry Potter films and trying to watch each as a separate piece however some are very clearly connected and this is one. It’s a long, dark movie with a lot of small roles and references to the previous stories but having watched them all before and knowing what is in store, I can now see the connections for future plot twists as well. I’m sure that fans of the books will be more than happy to point out that they know why something happened or was said so it’s all good fun.
Production on all of them is excellent and although some scenes here are a little clearly green-screen, mostly it’s not that obvious and certainly doesn’t get in the way of the enjoyment.
Throughout the series the acting, especially from the supporting cast – of which there are a billion famous faces from British movie and theatre, Jim being the latest addition – is wonderful and consistent. The sets are just incredible and you know that whether you’re young or old, these are places you want to visit!
Plot here is a bit more grown up and certainly challenging for small kids with mortality being the key headline and a bid up to some war that will happen in the next couple of films is unmissable. For that, it’s hard to say if you could just watch this one on its own or would have to then follow up with the next, penultimate and final films.
I liked it. I’m really liking the box set too and would advise getting them all rather than separately.
DVD Extras: None at all.
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Yes as part of the box set, not on its own.
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog with zapping and fire bolts and trepidation for the coming storm…..