Clearly this is the darkest and most horrific Harry Potter movie yet, where some parts of the movie may scare younger children and for others, it may seem a little too grim to those who have become accustomed to the fun the Hogwarts have. It’s difficult not to be slightly amused and yet entertained by Imelda Staunton’s scene as the tea-sipping Nazi, wearing pink Dolores Umbridge. She is a goofy awkward character in the Gilderoy Lockhart mold with far more undesirable intentions underneath her sweet exterior appearance.
One thing not to be overlooked is how Daniel Radcliffe has suddenly grown up as a actor, as well as the rest of the supporting cast delivering convincing performances. This is including newcomer, Evanna Lynch as the looped out Luna Lovegood. There definitely isn’t nearly as much pure action as the last few Potter movies, but there are some breathtaking aerial shots of London, as well as a climatic battle with Voldemort shot inside the Ministry of Magic. (If you can, try watching the movie in IMAX 3D, the 3D effects adds to the visual effects in the final action sequence.) Despite any doubts, David Yates has successfully taken this Harry Potter challenge head-on, he making this movie has greatly improved upon the original book.