The magic of the wizard

The magic of the wizard

POTTER MANIA

The magic of the wizard

CULT A scene from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1.

In other words, movie-buffs are in for a treat as the most famous wizard of all times, Harry Potter, is all set to battle against Lord Voldemort. Part one of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part – 1, adapted from the seventh and final book in the series, hits the theatres today. Joining hands with Harry in this mother of all adventures, as usual, are his best friends — Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. Metrolife speaks to some Harry Potter fans to find out about their expectations from the film.

The entire Harry Potter series, be it the books or the films, needs no introduction.

However, many fans were a little disappointed with the last release Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince as they felt it came nowhere close to the book.  Ian Lobo, a BA student of Kristu Jayanthi College, says, “The director had handled it poorly. Many important parts from the book were cut out.” However, Ian is looking forward to watching the Deathly Hallows. “There has been a long gap between the last film and this one. I am specially looking forward to the early scenes where there are many action sequences as Harry and his friends try to escape the evil forces. If this film is as good as the third one, it will be quite an achievement on the director’s part.”

BIG FANS Kasturi (right) and brother Ashwin pose at King's Cross, London, where a scene of Harry Potter was shot. Arkal Arjun Rao, a student of PES Institute of Technology, prefers the books to the films. He has read each of the books at least ten times! “There were too many flaws in all the movies after the third one, which brought down the standard of the book. So I am curious to watch the Deathly Hallows to see how much have they deviated from the book,” he says. “Though some of the stunts might have looked good in 3D, most stunts happen in the second part of the book. So I am glad they are releasing the second part in 3D.”

The Weasley brothers are a favourite of many. While Arkal’s favourite character is Ron Weasley, P K Kasturi, an eighth standard student of National Public School, Indiranagar, loves Fred and George Weasley. A “huge fan” of the Harry Potter series, Kasturi says, “The best part about the films is that they keep the series going.” Like Ian, Kasturi was disappointed with the Half-Blood Prince too. “They focused a bit too much on the relationships and the plot didn’t move much. So I want to see how they connect everything as they left a lot of threads in the sixth release.” She adds, “I also want to know where they end the first part and what do they have in store in the second part.”

With the countdown finally coming to an end, will Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 live up to all the expectations? Will the fight between the wizards and the Death Eaters be worth a watch? Let’s wait and see.

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