It’s never easy to convert books–especially those coming from fantasy genre, and more especially those with millions of devoted fans–into movies. When the first title of the J.K. Rowling’s masterpiece was brought to big screen, I was one of fans whose excitement turned quickly to disappointment. The next chapters weren’t changed much, although the 3rd one (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) successfully captured a glimpse of the series’ dark essence. It kept going darker and darker, yet the ridiculous efforts to present top notch CGI-generated scenes (when they should have focused more on story and characters development) were still pathetic.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I fixes it. Finally. Thank goodness.