ICM Exclusive: Deathly Hallows Review (Rupert Grint & Ron Centric) Plus New Picture!

ICM Exclusive: Deathly Hallows Review (Rupert Grint & Ron Centric) Plus New Picture!November 18th, 2010, 11:51pm–With less than a half hour left until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 hits theaters, ICM brings you an exclusive! I was lucky enough to see the film on Monday – the day of the NYC premiere – and now am able to bring you, finally, the review for the movie. My review, of course, is focused mainly on Rupert Grint and the Ron Weasley moments though I give a bit of insight to the movie in general. There are spoilers, but I try to keep them at a minimum, but I suggest if you want to stay spoiler free, do not read! However if you don’t mind a bit of spoiling, click here to read the review. I apologize if it seems “unfocused”. I was trying to remember everything after only viewing it once and then had to head straight to the premiere area to get on the red carpet. But I will say, go see the film. While there are things I wish for, over all the film is definitely for the fans!

Secondly we have a new picture of Rupert from Russian magazine Back To Black which you can view in our gallery here thanks to Orden-Feniska!

6 Comments to "ICM Exclusive: Deathly Hallows Review (Rupert Grint & Ron Centric) Plus New Picture!"

November 19th, 2010 at 1:10 AM

Great review, Tao!

I really enjoyed reading this and definitely agree with some of the points you made about the movie. I’ve now seen it, but I will have to see it again to make up my mind about it.

I would also like to add (not to take away from Rupert’s amazing performance) how much I loved Emma in this movie. I thought that she’s the best she’s ever been in this film and the torture scene, while we did not get to see Ron show as much emotion, what Emma came out with in this scene was really chilling.

Anyway, great review and sorry for the long post!

November 19th, 2010 at 4:35 AM

Wonderful review Tao!! You’ve got me all excited to see this now. Just another day!!

November 19th, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Hi, great review but you forgot the piano scene is really cute (R/Hr moment), Rupert looks so gorgeous.

November 19th, 2010 at 10:35 AM

The piano scene is really cute! I did forget that one… lol I love when she shows him how and he stares at her.

November 19th, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Tao, I agree with every word of your review. That’s exactly how I saw it as well.

November 20th, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Great review, Tao! I agree with what you wrote as well. I’d been anticipating the horcrux scene and the Malfoy Manor scene and (again, without diminishing Rupert’s performance which I thought was excellent) felt that Ron didn’t get as much of a chance to shine in them as the books indicated. I know exactly what you mean about the disappointment of not having Harry tell Ron after destroying the horcrux about how he doesn’t feel for Hermione and how she cried after Ron left. In that moment, I also missed Ron sobbing–the book captured a sense of near-humiliation from Ron and awkwardness from Harry over having witnessed the horcrux’s revelations. And Malfoy Manor–I was expecting more panic from Ron and they just didn’t allow it.

But the scene when he describes how he found Hermione and Harry and returned to them was a revelation! Gorgeously written, not thrown away like it seemed to be in the book, and Rupert nailed it. It had me teary-eyed. Irresistible! This was my favorite Ron moment I think. Also LOVED his return to the Burrow and Hermione’s embrace, as well as that polyjuice kiss in the ministry. And the splinching scene was amazing, too!

One scene I didn’t like was the dancing between Harry and Hermione. It almost seemed potentially romantic. What was the point of that? Was it so Hermione could decisively “reject” Harry, because I don’t think that was needed. And in the films Harry’s relationship with Ginny isn’t forefront enough in our minds for us to dismiss the idea that maybe Harry is developing feelings for Hermione. This scene just confused the emotional terrain for me and seemed awkward. I didn’t understand its dramatic purpose. I’d be curious to know what others think.

And I agree with paxiel that Emma has never been better. I think Rupert has always had the natural ability, but Dan has progressed steadily throughout the films and he was very good here and Emma has just popped for me in HP 6 and now this one. Rupert will always get my vote–there’s just so much talent there–but all three were very strong in this. All in all, this is my favorite film version so far. Loved it.