For those of you who have read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, watched the part 1 movie release, and are interested in reading an extensive comparison between the book and movie: http://blog.moviefone.com/2010/11/19/harry-potter-deathly-hallows-book-vs-movie.
Now for my own, wonderful original thoughts: (SPOILER WARNING FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVEN'T READ AND/OR WATCHED HP 7)
Once again, the background and scenery was amazing. My breath caught as I watched the trio set up their temporary base near a shining lake, as they walked along next to a never-ending expanse of green field. Perhaps I haven't gotten the scenes exactly right as I watched the movie some time ago, but you get the idea.
Great portrayal, as usual, of the main characters. Scrimgeour's rep was a bit rough but it was all right. One thing that infuriated me was the exclusion of the intense dispute between Harry and Remus in Grimauld Place. I thought it was a very important scene so was disappointed :(
In addition, they left Grimmauld Place a bit too quickly; they didn't include the part where Harry finds a portion of a letter from Lily, his mother, to Sirius, which was somewhat of a climax point as Harry realizes the Invisibility Cloak he inherited from his father had been given to Albus Dumbledore at some point for certain reasons.
This may seem a bit minor, but what happened to Kreacher's acquisition of respect towards the trio(Ron, Her, Har)? I have to say, it was hilarious when Dobby shoved Kreacher to the side while talking over him, trying to tell Harry what he had found before Kreacher in an effort to please Harry. Gotta love Dobby! :) Now that I recall Dobby's death, what happened to his dying at Shell Cottage(Bill and Fleur's home)? They were supposed to apparate to Shell Cottage(I think I MAY have the name wrong)...now that I think about it, maybe that house was Shell Cottage...
In addition, the wedding scene was too short, and excluded Viktor Krum and Hermione and Ron's dance. Harry wasn't disguised as one of Ron's relatives, and Ron's aunt wasn't defined although those who have read the books would know who she was(the older woman who was sitting near Elphias Doge).
I could go on and on and on, but as I don't wish to bore you, I will sum everything up:
Wasn't bad, wasn't great. Felt it lacked a certain something that the other six movies had. 3/5 stars. I recommend you watch it especially if you have read the book(how could you not watch it then?).
-The DVD cover isn't out yet, or at least I can't find it. I may just buy the video game :)