To say I'm a fan of the Harry Potter film series is a bit of an understatement. I remember back in 2001 when 'The Philosopher's Stone' being released and not wanting to go see the film -- I was 11. After finally sitting down in the cinema and watching the film, I came to love the characters, and identify with them all -- I mean, c'mon, I was 11 just like the First Year Hogwarts students.
I've followed the series from the first film, and I've seen each and every one of them as they've grown into young adults, and as the film series slowly got better and better.
Now, I believed having walked out of the cinema at the end of The Half-Blood Prince that there was no way in God's green Earth that David Yates could top it, regardless of how incredible I found the final book. The film, on all aspects was pitch-perfect.
When the trailer was released for The Deathly Hallows it looked awesome, but still, the trailer for The Half-Blood Prince was better. I got the soundtrack, and found that it didn't have the emotional gripping aspect that the previous score did; my anticipation was dropping - this was only a good thing...
Because I walked out of the cinema having seen The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, finding that the score did in fact deliver that emotional impact, but most of all, it was the best of the film series.
Taking Harry, Ron, and Hermione out of Hogwarts, they are on a journey in the wild in search for Voldemort's Horcruxes, to destroy them in order to bring an end to the Dark Lord's reign of terror. They come up against various obstacles, and some very emotional sequences.
What Part 1 did, was sort of set the Deathly Hallows in stone, giving Part 2 free reign to be an all-out final chapter of an incredible film series; Part 2 is nigh, and Part 1 is almost out on Blu-Ray.
I will be watching each film each night building up to this Blu-Ray release, and I cannot wait to have this awesome looking Steelbook in my mitts :D