If you are going into this movie thinking that you’re going to watch another Harry Potter flick you’re in it for a big surprise, this is a completely different approach to the previous movies and the sheer emotional intensity that was put into the story takes it to an entirely new level.
The movie picks up in a very tense mood, where Harry, Hermione and Ron find themselves far away from Hogwarts alone without any protection running and trying to stay alive.
The movie does such a great job isolating he characters and giving you a sense of loneliness and despair, I really have to give credit to the Cinematographer Eduardo Serra that brought so much of his experience in French Cinema into this movie, and it shows particularly in this theme.
This is where the pace of the movie is completely different from the other Harry Potter movies;it’s more fragmented less frantic and a lot more silent.
I think it’s the first movie where the movie explores the characters in a deeper more meaningful way, you finally see the friendship between Harry and Ron put to a test, and the relationship between Hermione and Ron is also developed a bit further.
Everything works perfectly, but it does so in an unexpected way. In some parts of the movie I could hardly believe it was a Harry Potter film and not a David Fincher or an Ang Lee movie such was the unusual pacing of the scenes.
All the little details were accounted for, and one always had the sense that there was more beyond what you were just seeing, there were no cheap thrills, a lonely forest was not filled with enchanted music and sophisticated camera shots to please the audience, not in this movie!
Solitude is delivered raw, without sound or movement. I bet it took a lot of courage from the producer to accept many of the choices of David Yates and Eduardo Serra, but the gamble certainly paid off as audiences can enjoy a “less digestible[mashshare]