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True Harry Potter fans will be let down after watching Deathly Hallows Part 1, 16 December 2010
6/10

I am thoroughly disappointed after seeing this installment of the movie. After reading every book multiple times and seeing them portrayed on the big screen I've been fairly happy with the way the directors/producers have instilled the quality of J.K's writing style.

However, after seeing the 'Deathly Hallows Part 1' I am very disappointed the way they left out such large amounts of information and action that was included in the books. The earlier movies did a good job holding their parts of the book series, but the Deathly Hallows seems to have been slashed into bits and pieces and has not meant my standards whatsoever when it comes to including the magic of the writing from the book itself.

There are many parts of the book that were missing in just this first half of the last installment of the movies; the second part I'm afraid is going to end up being just the same way.

There was plenty of good graphics and the sequencing was decent, but as I said there was just too much missing for me to enjoy the movie. Parts were ruined by rushing through details that would ultimately help explain the story line/plot much better - some parts were just skipped completely.

Now I understand that the books are very long and are hard to portray into a movie, and there is an acceptable amount of loss of quality from paper to the big screen, but that fine line was crossed (at least in my eyes) and completely ruined this movie for me.

I still would suggest watching the movie. For those of you who haven't read the books, you will enjoy the movie much more than I did, but even those who haven't read the books will notice there is something missing from the plot.

I will be waiting for part 2 to make a final decision on the last installment of the movie series, but as of right now I stand disappointed.

I rated the movie a 6 out of 10 since the story was still there (but lax) and the characters were played out decently (but had much room to grow). I would have given this movie a much higher rating if it were to have grabbed my attention more often rather than skim over such large parts of the book - even those small things, which make the books so good, were missing. Without the smaller segments included in the movie it just feels like something much different from the book, and for those of us who truly are looking for a great portrayal of the book on the big screen this just wasn't enough.

I've seen it. Here's my review., 19 December 2005
7/10

This movie was premiered in my town, and made locally. It was okay, only about an hour long. A sequel is coming out, which will be called "A Halfway House Summer". Although I have no idea when it will be released. Hopefully they are still looking for actors though because I need the experience. I don't think it will be coming to DVD though, it's more of just a short film, although I'm sure if you could figure a way to contact the director, he'd be able to sell you a copy.

On a side note, Ryan Dunn and Rake Yohn had fairly small parts in this movie. Robert Romanus (probably best known for "Fast Times At Ridgemont High") was a main character, which was the counselor for the halfway house. Anyway, if you get a chance to see it, go for it. Good amateur work.