Thursday, November 18, 2010
Release 18/11: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I
Today is the official release of Part I of the final installment of the beloved Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. With box office numbers likely to exceed all of the preceding films, expect mayhem at your local cinemas. While the final of J.K Rowling's novels was truly outstanding, my expectations are moderate at best, considering the mediocre fifth and sixth installments. If David Yates can recapture the magic of Alfonso Cuaron's visionary third installment, The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), then this may be the grand finale that this absorbing, but somewhat tiresome, franchise deserves.