I just returned from an early screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1. Here are my initial, non-spoiler thoughts.
First of all, wow.
And also? Wow.
It’s been a while since I’ve read the book; but hubby and I both think the movie is pretty true to the book.
The movie is also pretty dark. I was grateful for the comic relief scenes, no matter how fleeting.
I jumped out of my seat at one point, and then felt silly afterward. (You probably will, too.)
Sometimes (for me), when Voldemort has a lot of dialogue, I find him less scary. But then he’ll go and do something horrible and regain his evil standing. So it’s all good.
Leaving the theatre, I felt like I should have been looking over my shoulder for Death Eaters. Seriously.
And finally, part 2 is going to be really, really hard to watch.