popular film franchise, director David Yates' The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
The gang are on the search for pieces of Lord Voldemort's soul to render him mortal again and defeat him once and for all.
Wisely splitting the final book into two parts seems like a bit much but with the amount of material that needed to be covered to do the series justice, it proves to be more than just a cheap way for the studio to squeeze out every last penny it can. The consequences are dire and we definitely feel it through the dread, dreariness and dark passages that weave through the startlingly stark but beautiful visuals. Non-fans of the series will be completely lost but if you're not into the series already how the hell did you get here anyway? There's a complete lack of humor which sucks out a bit of the fun and when it does try to be funny it's rather distracting. Not the perfect Potter film but it gets the audience ready for the grand finale.
3½ Bad Seeds out of 5