July 26, 2011
Harry Potter film comes to Burnham's Ritz Cinema
film enthusiast Molly Harding, who was last year nominated for
the national award 'Young Film Critic of the Year', reviews the
eighth Harry Potter film, which is now showing at Burnham's Ritz
Cinema in Victoria Street this week...
In 1997, at a train station, J.K. Rowling had an idea about a
scrawny, bespectacled boy wizard. This idea blossomed into a whole
new world that captured the imaginations of potty Muggles everywhere.
Now fourteen years, seven books and films, four directors, and
the making of three child stars later, the end is finally here.
rejoin Harry where we left him last midway through his epic
horcrux hunt. Harry, Ron and Hermione are faced with the preposterous
task of tracking and destroying the remaining concealed pieces
of Voldemorts soul, hence meaning Harry can finally have
a chance of defeating him.
The shortest film of the bunch, coming in at just over two hours,
HP8 ties up all the loose character ends.
Snapes true allegiances are unveiled and its time
for the kiss everyones been waiting for.
The only single, possible criticism is that it could've been
longer. Another hour just to fully give all the characters their
fitting ends. But otherwise it is a wholly satisfying end to an
incredible era of Gryfindoor, Gringotts, Gillyweed and Galleons.
As far as star ratings go I dont want to give one. Firstly,
as this isnt a standalone film it wouldnt make sense.
More importantly, though, Harry Potter means so much to so many
different people that I dont feel its my place to put a
rating on something theyve had in their lives for over ten
years. Ive followed Harry Potter since I was nine, its
a truly wonderful thing and you cant put a crude star rating
This is perfect pure justice to a sincerely magical era which
I and many others will carry with us for years to come.
Read more of Molly's regular film reviews on Burnham-On-Sea.com
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