I hate Deathly Hallows Pt.1


Zelda Fishman, Managing Editor

We all know and love the Harry Potter film franchise. All the mystery and magic are thrilling in each and every movie. Except Deathly Hallows part 1. I hate that movie. To put them in order from best to worst seems like a daunting task. To compare and contract objectively from my point of view so no one can disagree with me seems reasonable.

Now, as I said. The worst Harry Potter film is Deathly Hallows Part 1. It is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Absolutely nothing happens in the movie and you’re just bored playing 2048 on your phone the entire time. But the thing is, you need to watch it once in your life because if you don’t you can’t say you’ve watched all the Harry Potter movies. It is a tradeoff to be sure.

The second worst is the Chamber of Secrets. Now, I don’t particularly have anything against this movie. All the elements of a good Harry Potter movie were there. But there are multiple scenes where the main characters almost get eaten by giant spiders and that’s not ok to include in a children’s film. Even writing this, I’m getting squirmy just thinking about it. And why did the spiders talk? It was a scene from hell and you couldn’t pay me to watch it again.

For third to least best, I’m clumping together Prisoner of Azkaban and The Order of the Phoenix. I don’t have anything against them and I think they were crucial to the plot of the whole franchise, but… eh? I feel the same watching these movies as I do eating a slice of Costco pizza. I will partake, but I’m not exactly enthralled.

Now switching from worst to best. The 4th best movie is Deathly Hallows Part 2. I know it was the finale and we finally got to see who killed who, Voldetron (yes I know that’s not his real name don’t attack me)  or Harry Potter but a lot of the movie was just brute violence, and there wasn’t a ton of magic stuff. I mean, I only watch Harry Potter to see the magic stuff so it was kind of a letdown.

Tied for 2nd, (yes there is no third place) is The Sorcerer’s Stone and the Half-Blood Prince. Now I think these are both good movies, but in reality, I think that they serve the same purpose. The Sorcerer’s Stone was meant to introduce the world to Hogwarts and what Harry Potter is and I think that it did a beautiful and lustrous job in doing that. The Half-blood Prince was meant to set up the finale and what was going to happen at the end. WHICH IS WHY DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 ISN’T NECESSARY!!! I think that J.K. Rowling should honestly just put her pen down and let someone else (like me) take it from here.

The best Harry Potter movie is….. The Goblet of Fire. It gives me everything I want in a movie. Romance, magic, opposing viewpoints, danger, oddly attractive contestants (if you know you know). With other schools of magic coming in too, we got a plethora of different characters which opened up new sides to Ron, Hermione, and Harry which was interesting to see.

To conclude, you are allowed to have your own truth. And, this is my truth. I stand by this article and what I wrote. If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact me to continue this heated and objective discussion.