Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One opens with record crowds

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy adventure, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Jaap Buitendijk/Courtesy Warner Bros./MCT)

The magic, the wands, and the adventures against evil. It’s all coming to an end. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part One was released to the welcoming masses Nov. 19.

With over $4 billion that the Harry Potter franchise is worth, and the fact that just the name “Harry Potter” has become a household name, the expectations were high for the new movie. Fans for the midnight show were lined up outside waiting hours before the release, and even the following day shows were sold out and extra showings were made to accommodate the viewers.

The movie met the expectation of those waiting for hours to enter the theaters across the nation. The film is beautifully crafted and an emotionally satisfying movie. The ending was not a rough cut or awkward as one might assume since the book will be in two parts, but brilliant and well thought out. The movie itself has definitely grown with its readers, becoming slightly more graphic than before.

The right amount of computer generated graphics were used to make the world as magical as always, but also, realistic. And thankfully, the director did not forget the little things, like making sure that pictures keep moving, even if they were not in direct focus. The movie was a perfect amount of Hollywood and the perfect amount of a J.K. Rowling’s masterpiece.

From the very beginning scenes that were cleverly mentioned in the book are brought out with humor by favorite characters that made the film cheery. The opening in itself was the perfect way for Hollywood to make the movie attention getting and allows the viewer to be sucked in.

Since the book is no longer based in Hogwarts, the movie has to work with new settings and manages these quite efficiently. The movie lives up to the descriptions used in the novel. New characters introduced in the movie were played by magnificent actors, especially when it came to Bathilda Bagshot who had few lines and therefore the actress (Hazel Douglas) had to rely on pure emotional face and all around creepiness. By far, the best performance had to be given by Helena Bonham Carter who played Bellatrix Lestrange, portraying evil effortlessly.

Director David Yates and screenplay writer Steve Kloves did well to stay true to the book and please the fans. This one, like all the other Harry Potter versions, was not a disappointment.