Book + Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?


~SPOILER ALERT~


Book Review:

I still don’t understand why the Death Eaters are obsessed with pure blood when Voldemort himself is half blood. Like I get it, and I know that he hated and murdered his father, but he doesn’t even fit into his own definition of perfection. It makes no sense. He also overestimated himself quite a bit in thinking that Harry wouldn’t find or even find out about the Horcruxes.

Also, does anyone else find Bellatrix’s obsession and devotion to Voldemort a little creepy?

Dudley’s expressions to Harry were very needed. Apparently he’s the only one of the Dursleys who has any common sense. Petunia could have said something. Maybe thanked him for saving her son’s life (or soul really) or for the protection of the wizards so that Voldemort couldn’t find them when he turned of age.

Omg I did not remember that Stan was a real Death Eater!! I loved him (at least in the movie anyway) the guy who played him was funny.

Ugh Hedwig and then Mad Eye. Only four chapters in at this point and I’m already sad.

Kreacher has definitely redeemed himself. After getting the locket that belonged to Regulas, he’s a million times nicer and he rallies the house-elves behind Harry.

Whether wearing the Horcrux or not Ron needs to stop being a whiny bitch when he’s not putting in any effort to help Harry and Hermione while they’re in the forest. How the hell is moping around and storming off supposed to help you in a situation like this?

Hermione is kind of annoying me too. I know that she’s under a lot of pressure but I hate how often she cries. I feel like it kind of contradicts her. Yes, she is always caring about everyone’s well being but it’s like in Chamber of Secrets when she tells Ron that next time he should just ask her out but then in the movie they made her a crying mess. Also, she’s being ridiculously stubborn about the deathly hallows not existing when she’s used one of them. I get that she’s very logical, I am too so I understand that, but sometimes the way she refers to Luna and her father is very snobbish.

Speaking of Luna’s father. I guess I couldn’t really be mad at him for trying to turn Harry in. He’s already lost his wife and Luna is his only child.

I can’t really say that I blame Harry for what he said to Lupin. Afterall, he was going to walk out on his pregnant wife. I totally understand his fears but Tonks loves him and she knew what she signed up for when she married him.

How stupid is Harry? I feel like “forgetting” that people are tracked when they say Voldemort’s name isn’t something that he -of all people- should have forgotten. It was also kinda stupid for him to reveal himself in Ravenclaw tower. I mean, I love McGonagall so I understand that he was defending her but she can definitely hold her own. Or he could have just stunned Amycus from under the cloak before taking it off.

Oh Dobby. He always showed up at just the right time. And for a house-elf to go against his former family. So sad. It was sweet how they all put their clothes on him to keep him warm.

Griphook is an asshole.

I knew that Aberforth came into the story somehow but I couldn’t remember when and where. I’m glad that he told Harry the truth about their sister.

Neville is probably low-key the greatest character in this series and has undergone a complete transformation. I love it. Risking getting tortured just because he knows he won’t be killed because he’s pure blood. I love that they have him use his strengths in Herbology to attack the death eaters too.

I still can’t believe it took Percy this long to leave the Ministry and go back to his family. How stupid can you be really?

Completely forgot about Helena and the Bloody Baron!

Fred…ugh I can’t. He was my favorite twin and I have been dreading his death since I started reading.

Voldemort again has proved to be a hypocrite. He says that Harry has let other people die for him instead of facing him but Voldemort wasn’t even near the fight so…yeah.

Snape. I think that was the death that hit me the hardest. I hate that Harry learned the truth so late, or I at least wish that they were able to have a real moment together afterwards and that Harry could thank him for everything.

Narcissa definitely redeemed herself by lying for Harry in exchange for knowing her son’s whereabouts. I take back what I said about her in my last review. Draco as well since he didn’t turn in Harry

Molly Weasley is the HBIC. Enough said.

I am still very satisfied with the ending. (Which technically isn’t the ending anymore!) But I’m really glad that I decided to reread. I was a little skeptical that I wouldn’t be able to do it in a month since I’m a slow reader but here we are!

This has earned 4.5 out of 5


Movie Review: Part 1

They really should have included Dudley thanking Harry. I really can’t think of a reason for why they didn’t.

I didn’t like that Harry met half of the Order in this movie when he should’ve done so two movies ago. They could’ve mentioned them in passing, it couldn’t have hurt

When they take the polyjuice potion, Hermione transforming into Harry was kind of gross. Like, worse than face swap on Snapchat gross

I approved of the majority of the movie, of course they take out certain things and replace them with others but I did like the addition of the scene where Harry and Hermione dance. It was funny and awkward that you really had to laugh

And I like the way that they put together the Three Brothers skit. I think the cartoon element was good since there are so many pensieve and memory scenes in the last one.

I find it interesting that they don’t include the part where Pettigrew’s hand strangles him though.

The way that this movie ended was cruel. Dobby dies and then you see Dumbledore in his grave and then it’s over. Cool

4 out of 5


Movie Review: Part 2

I didn’t like the changes in this one so much.

For one thing I noticed that only Padma Patil was in this one but no Parvati.

I think that some of the scenes were excessively dramatic without good reason.

I would’ve appreciated if they had kept Helena’s story included. If you didn’t read the books it would be logical to question why the daughter of one of the founders died at the school and how. Also they didn’t need to make her freak out like they did with Moaning Myrtle, it was kind of annoying.

I don’t know how I feel about Neville and Luna. Like I get it and its foreseeable I guess but I don’t know if I like it.

In the scene with the Room of Requirement Zabini was there instead of Crabbe. I feel like they thought people would overlook the missing characters but nope.

Ugh, they did not need to make Lily say “Always” Yeah I get why they did it but still. It made me start crying again.

Voldemort hugging Draco may have been the weirdest, creepiest, most nonsensical thing that they added to this movie, it was so unnecessary.

I didn’t like this part as much to be honest but I suppose it could have been worse.

3 out of 5


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17 Responses to Book + Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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  3. Ariel Lynn says:

    I feel like, with Voldemort being obsessed with pure blood, despite not being pure blood himself, has a ring of Adolph Hitler. He was all about blond haired, blue-eyed, pure Aryan blood, while he was a short, dark-haired, dark-eyed person himself (so was most of his cabinet). That’s just how it strikes me.

    Also… I noticed you didn’t give a numeric review for the book. What did you think of the book?

    Kudos for making it through however many thousands of pages in a month!! Your reviews really make me wanna reread them! 🙂

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    • Oh definitely. I’ve said that before but it just amazes me that people are that stupid to fall into the trap lol. I’ve also heard that the two wars are meant to be parallels to the World Wars which makes sense. Oh right I meant to go back and add that. I think I’d give 4.5. And thank you, I was almost afraid I wouldn’t make it lol

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      • Ariel Lynn says:

        I don’t remember if I heard that about the books (that the wizarding wars were parallels to the World Wars). It makes sense that the “evil leader” would have parallels to Hitler if that’s the case.

        I think you were so happy to have completed all the books & the movies (thousands of pages & hours of movie watching) in a month that you overlooked putting the number in the post. I really just wanted to know how the book ranked vs. the movies in your opinion. I found it interesting that you liked the book so much, liked the 1st movie less, & the 2nd movie WAY less. This reminds me that I haven’t seen the last 2 movies. LOL 😉

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      • What?! you haven’t seen them? I definitely favor part 1. You would think the Battle would be most exciting but I guess not lol

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      • Ariel Lynn says:

        I know, I know! I’m a terrible Harry Potter fan! At this point, it has been so long since I’ve seen any of the movies, I feel like I would need to watch them all over again before I got to the ones I haven’t seen. That’s not really a hard task, though… considering you did it all in 31 days!

        I think I have a couple of the movies in my DVD binder. If not, there’s always Netflix! 🙂

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      • I actually don’t think they’re on Netflix
        😦 at least they weren’t when I looked for them but you have to see at least once lol!

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      • Ariel Lynn says:

        Wow… not only are they available on Netflix (DVD only), but they’re already in my queue! I don’t even remember putting them in there… & I should still check to see if I already have the DVDs, since it’s obvious my memory is not worth trusting with ANYTHING. LOL

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      • hahaha. Netflix gets you lol

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      • Ariel Lynn says:

        Hah! Not only that, but I have 4 of the DVDs in my binder!! I’m guessing that these are the only 4 movies I’ve seen though. :-/ Such a bad fan! LOL

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      • You’ve only seen four!!!!??? You’re not a bad fan….as long as you redeem yourself and watch the rest IMMEDIATELY!

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      • Ariel Lynn says:

        Yes Ma’am. May I watch the DVD I currently have from Netflix first or must I abandon it to watch Harry Potter? LOL 😉

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      • Well I say abandon everything until you’ve seen them all lol but that’s just a suggestion 🙂

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      • Ariel Lynn says:

        That’s the good part about Netflix… they don’t care how long I keep a DVD. Perhaps I could watch the 4 I have & then watch the DVD I have… since I’ll need to return it in order to get the rest of the Harry Potter DVDs from the ol’ ‘Flix. LOL

        It’s going to make my desire to reread the books even worse, isn’t it? LOL

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      • Yeah just a little bit lol or a lot a bit

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      • I was about to comment on Adolf Hitler but it was already said 🙂

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