Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1

Just got back from the $5 matinee where I, my fiancee, and family went to see the latest adventure of everyones favorite wizard. Now, note, I have NEVER read any of the Harry potter books and know (just from sheer astetics) that the books were/are MUCH better. However, that being said, I think that the latest (and second to last release for the franchise) was, actually, a very well placed together movie which draws alot off of it’s predecessor… More so then any of the other movies till now.

I don’t want to give away to much, but the tone of this movie has been the darkest of any of the previous movies and with great reason. The film pervays a great deal of darkness and the dreary about the characters as they seek out the 5 remaining Horcrux’s (black magic items in which Voldemort has sealed away portions of his own wicked soul so as to be able to resurrect himself if anyone should manage to slay him) and destroy them. There is a feeling of woe and despair one feels as you watch the events of the movie unfold and watch as several characters from Harry’s past meet their untimely ends. However, for all of the despair and anguish, there are places of hope and some very clever humor placed to take the edge off of the knife that is the story. It defienately kept me glued to my seat for the entirety of the film and I was truely intrigued… From the time that the Warner-brother’s logo appeared (which was pretty awesome) to the infiltration of Voldemort’s “Wizarding world Gestapo” to the story of the “Deathly Hallows” (truely epic, indeed!) and to it’s climactic “end”. HP&TDH Pt.1, was VERY MUCH a great movie and if you’re a big fan of the Potter series, I dare say that you should enjoy this VERY MUCH! I personally can’t wait to see the end, this summer.

Well, till next time… Enjoy!


Sibby reviews: Assassin Creed: Brotherhood

Well it’s that time. The time where I review the latest game that I beat.

This time it was Assassins Creed: Brotherhood. You play as Desmond reliving the life of his ancestor Ezio Auditore. This time the action takes place in Rome where the Borgia family has come to power and have forced the people to follow their rule, and it’s up to Ezio to free the people and remove the Borgia from power.

In my opinion this is one of the best Assassins Creed games to date. A newish combat system that allows you to kill and enemy and then immediately kill another enemy. Adding a kick to Ezio’s skill allowing him to break certain enemies defenses. All the old weapons are back including one new one: the crossbow and an addition of an old one: the poison darts.

Adding to the fun is a Multiplayer mode that is actually balanced *GASP*. I know right the only difference between any of the characters you can play as is you own ability and the skills you can set. This makes the whole experience new and exciting every time. Each match in multiplayer starts with you choosing your avatar, and a skill set that you’ve made. From there the chosen map is generated and the secluded world is filled with people who look just like everyone’s avatar, making this one hell of a Where’s Waldo.

Review time:
The game was great. It made me stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing it just to see where the story was going. The multiplayer made me smile a whole lot. The only problems I really had with it was that sometimes the player who killed you is going to get you again and can easily kill you once you respawn. And for the fact that once you kill your target it’s really easy to get killed by your pursuer.

All in all this is a great game that anyone should pickup if they liked the first 2 and are of over the age of 17.