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Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1


Harry Potter mania has struck once again !! Or has it not ?? Well, thats the question i have been asking to  myself for the last two days. I was quite lucky to get a couple of tickets of the latest Harry potter flick just an hour before the show this sunday. Would you believe that ?? I mean just 2 days into the release and at a place where tickets are pre-booked quite fast , you dont actually fancy your chances of getting tickets at the counter at the last minute.

As always i would not be revealing the whole story here but  let me be honest here, its really hard  to  leave even the small bits and pieces of the story that makes a review complete and interesting. Now, With Dumbledore Dead, You-know-who has taken over everything. Harry, Hermione and Ron take the task of finding the remaining horcruxes and destroying them. Thats the Plot. I have not read the Book so cant relate much with real version of the story. Although i did feel that the story was little discontinuous here and there.  Like the previous 2 parts this  movie too starts and clings on a serious Note. You can see a lot more of emotion involving the three lead characters which from my point of view did make a sluggish impact at the middle . It looked as if the whole drama was being stretched to its maximum just to ensure that the movie is big enough so that the best could be saved for second part. Nevertheless, there were other things in this  part that were quite Enjoyable .

Visually the movie was as good as it gets. Most of the viewers would agree that the Animated visuals that were shown depicting the Deathly Hallows Tale were quite exceptional. Something out of the box that no would would have actually anticipated in a Movie that has been on talk for its extensive Special effects rather than animation. Sound effects , as usual, were good too. We, in the theater, were almost taken aback at a particular scene where Hermione and Harry take on a Huge Python .

Personally speaking, Dobby’s entry made a lot of impact on the later part of the movie.  The crowd broke into an applause when Dobby snaps  and says -“Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf. Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his Friends ” 😛 . Something that i have never witnessed in the earlier  harry potter movies. Performances were good though not exceptional . Ron was at his Witty best delivering the humor content amidst, possibly the most serious situations 🙂 . Contrary to last year’s Harry Potter And the Half Blood prince, Director David Yates was able to strike the chord with the viewers much better with this year’s Installment of Harry Potter and the deathly hallows – Part 1 . It was pretty much evident from the reactions of the viewers. Overall the movie was Good , a bit lengthy , which might have been the effect of no intervals . But it Does leave u on a high note, asking for more action which has been left for the next and the last version of the Harry Potter Series.

First Question that u ask yourself when u leave a cinema hall is – Whether the movie was really satisfying and worth your money? Well, i would give a  definite Yes for that question. So What are you waiting for ??

 

 

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Jai Ho !!!


No surprises  .I am not going to write anything new , infact i have got nothing new :P.

First of  all I would like to congratulate Ar Rahman and Resul Pookutty for bringing oscars 😛 to our country ,something that we badly missed every year. Each and every indian would be proud for what they have managed to achieve . Frankly speaking i never thought we would get oscars 🙄 .

But ,when A.R.Rehman got nominated i was sure that he would get one atleast . He is a true genius . Starting from Roja for which he won national award ,he has never turned back . The magic he creates in every movie  still amazes me. I can name quite a few movies which ran in theaters just  due to his music 😛 .Kollywood -> Bollywood ->Hollywood , Is there anything left unconquered .

Long live rahman  . Jai Ho Rahman !!

Anyways, I would like to put forward some questions . Give me your honest opinion 😛

Both the songs in slumdog were good . But dont you think he (rahman) has infact , given us far better songs in the past ??

No wonder slumdog won the award for best cinematography , I really liked the way the movie was presented ,but did it deserve the award for best motion picture ???

Did You know who Resul pookutty was before he won the oscars ?? (i mean i am not a movie buff so i wasnt aware of him )

okay i will stop it here .You see, time constraint is a big problem . 102 posts still unread on my reader .  My valuable comment will be on all ur blogs within a day 😉 .Extremly sorry for the delay 😦

Chao  !!!

THE DARK KNIGHT


The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight

Saw The DARK NIGHT oops KNIGHT recently (2 days back) at the same theater where i saw IRON MAN and if you are one of my regular readers u must be knowing how bizarre my last trip to that theater ( SATYAM multiplex) had turned out to be . So to avoid all the problems i had to face last time i decided to start from my house well before time and ended up reaching there 1 hour before the show time 😦 .

Well ,lets come to the movie. Quite frankly i have always found BATMAN as the most boring of all the superheroes but i think i have to accept that this movie has changed my opinion completely . The movie was just AWESOME!!!. Two and a half hours of spectacle that u would witness would be sure to make such an impact that u cant ignore thoughts creeping in even after the movie gets over.. 150 mintues is long for an Hollywood movie by any standards but the movie has everything in it that would make it an enjoyable and thrilling ride .

I must say that this must be one of the best superhero movies i have ever seen. The movie deviates From the normal conventional and stereotype superhero action movies where you have the super hero fighting his ass off to make the world better. Yes ,the batman does involve in some rescuing acts in this movie but it goes unnoticed before the Heath ledger’s ( joker ) role of a psychopath.

 

HEATH LEDGER - JOKER
HEATH LEDGER – JOKER

 

The movie has an unusual importance for the Joker’s character . Joker’s performance has to be the best i have seen from any villian. He plays a role of a psycho.The make up that had been given to accentuate the inner character was superb whihc makes him even more terrifying . He makes an impact from the very first scene he shows up . He is cruel , he is terrifying and yes he is intelligent .Every expression he makes looked natural which brought an unbelievable amount of life to his psychotic character.

ThIs would be one of the very rare movies in which you would enjoy a villain’s charecter more than the heroes .I had to admit that christian bale’s (batman) role was totally overshadowed by heath ledger’s stand out performance.No wonder Talks have been going for an oscars already . He was just amazing every time he was around .

Special effects and stunt sequences are simply superb , a special mention to a car chase involvving police van, joker and the batman would be a must . The scene lasts for a looong time until BATMAN’s car is thrown away by a bazooka. There was a huge roar ,when without warning Batman suddenly pops out form his car in a thing that looked like a bike with MRF tyres fitted and AK 47 on both sides 😀 . What ever that thing was it looked awesome .

Aaron Eckhart who plays the role of Harvey dent was good too .He added Something which made the script even more powerful and interesting . His make up for the later part of the movie was just excellent .Reminds me of the movie MUMMY . Quite scary i would say .

The movie ends as usual with BATMAN fleeing and the government blaming him for some deaths which makes it easy for the director for another sequel .

On the whole the movie was superb ,a huge applause which followed in the hall after the movie got over said it all .I would recommend this movie to every one , including those who stay away from action movies.WATCH IT !!! not to catch up a super hero flick but for the sake of late HEATH LEDGER’s wonderful performance .

 

You might wanna check out my other Reviews – :

Enthiran Review

Roadside romeo

John Rambo

Happy Days

Billa

Partner

 

 

JOHN RAMBO


I have had a real hard time downloading a DVD rip print of JOHN RAMBO. Waking up at 2 am ,yes 2 in the morning ,after sleeping at 1:30 is not easy and thanks to the poor service from the BSNL i cant even rely them for a infallible net connection ,so that i could happily switch off the monitor and give some rest to my eyes . Not having an unlimited connection has really some disadvantages 😦 . Worse , due to the connection faliure somehwere in Mediterranean sea the downloading speed was so slow that it took 3 days for me to downlaod it completely. Imagined getting up at 2 continuously for three days . ???

ALL for a movie where u have a guy as invincible as , i mean i cant imagine , who almost single handedly finishes off a whole military battalion . Believe me watching the movie was an arduous job even then downloading it . Being a huge fan of the other 3 prequels i was expecting ,if not a better one , a movie that would be as entertaining as the previous ones. But the movie turned out to be a big disappointment for me yet again.My chemistry with movies isn’t going well at all.This is my third consecutive review that is negetive 🙂

Violence is something that is obvious with all sylvester movies but this one was different .The previous versions of rambo had a strong story line where he completed the mission alone but they looked plausible if not possible due to the intelligent script.But this movie looked more like a documentry that has been shot to show the miserable life of people in burma suffer. Most of the movie is about killing people with guns , bombs or by some other means . you can see bodies being torn into pieces almost in every frame.

There was a time where i cant even see whats happening in the movie .I agree the nights are supposed to be like that but originality upto this extent where you cant even see what the actors are doing is silly .

Stallone carries the same weired expression in his face throughout the whole movie which u can see in the poster above it seemed like he was angry with the crew or something 😀 .The movie’s climax was as expected – rambo massacres 1000 army men with one gun ofcourse a big one 😛 . The climax has been shot with intense graphic like body parts flying , well some scenes reminded me of the movie ” SAVING PRIVATE RYAN ” .

Here is the story line —

SPOILER ALERT

Twenty years after the last film in the series, John Rambo is staying in northern Thailand, where works as a Boat man. Civil war still continues to take thousands of life in burma which rambo seems to have ignored since the last 20 years .

A group of human rights missionaries arrive at thailand to seek help from rambo to guide them upto the burma border. Sarah (JULIE BENZ) and Michael Bennett (PAUL SCHULZE) ask rambo to help which rambo denies first as in earlier movies 😛 . but then finally accepts .The missonaries after going to the village get trapped .

Arthur Marsh (KEN HOWARD) asks rambo again to help the embassy to find the missionaries along with some hired mercenaries .How he saves the missionaries is the rest of the story. 😀

 

You might wanna check out my other Reviews – :

Enthiran Review

The Dark Knight

Roadside romeo

Happy Days

Billa

Partner