I often joke that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” will be the beginning of the end of my childhood. Harry and I have come a long way. What started out as three 11-year-olds discovering magic has grown to three young adults fighting to save the wizarding world.
It isn’t just Harry, Ron and Hermione who have matured. After the first two mainly kid-friendly films, the series has gotten progressively darker. The clip below shows just how dark. Not only does the cinematography reflect the darker tone, but the subject matter as well.
In the clip, Harry is preparing to leave the Weasleys to find Voldemort’s horcruxes so he can finally kill He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Ron tries to stop him, but as Harry says, “Nobody else is going to die … not for me.” Ron continues to argue and the clip ends with Harry unsure of what to do.
Like Ron, it’s hard for us Harry Potter fans to see the Boy Who Lived go. Midnight showings have already sold out in my area, the local library is having a Harry Potter party to celebrate, and there are sure to be many vocal fans in the theatres on the opening night. Unfortunately, the series has to end. Luckily, we still have “Part 2” to look forward to.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” will hit theatres Nov. 19. It stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.
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