R.J. Huneke has completed his most ambitious work of speculative philosophical-thriller fiction to date and it is currently titled Religion (or possibly) The Subliminal Game. It involves subliminal messaging, Disney, the Tea Party and two young film students trying to prevent disaster.
For the sensational world that surrounds Harry Potter and the Dark Lord Voldemort, the epic finale reaches the start of its climax in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. The movie rendition of J.K. Rowling's final book in the Harry Potter series is as accurate, emotional and powerful as any of the other films, but it is certainly the most profound of the seven.
This penultimate film, and the book it is based off of, is a grim, riveting and frightening point in Harry Potter's history; like Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back, the first part of "The Deathly Hallows" takes the courageous characters that readers and movie-goers have come to love and plunges them into the darkest days and the most trying of circumstances. This flick has much of the humor and charm of the previous six in the HP series, but it is also a slow building crescendo that swarms the viewer with the fear, suspense and shock that ensues as the precarious events unfold.
The tale of the Boy Who Lived has been riddled with dark events and circumstances - Harry's parents being murdered by a power-crazed Voldemort and then the boy's awful family forcing Harry to be the Cinderella in their household - but the friendships, adventures and fun of magic at Hogwarts always seemed to balance out the harshness of Harry's reality. Unfortunately, the Chosen One, Harry Potter, is the only person who has the possibility of killing the Dark Lord who has risen to gain a tyrant's control over much of the wizarding world. Harry is targeted as the lone threat to Voldemort's domination of everything and the government and Death Eaters now have total control to seek the 17 year old at will; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is a contrastingly different experience than the previous looks into Rowling's wonderful tale.
The odds are against Harry, Ron and Hermione, as their mentor and hero Professor Dumbledore is dead; the one hope that they had, in their ally and shield against the utterly evil Voldemort and his armies of darkness, has not only been erased from the earth, but he is being discredited by the press. A biography has emerged revealing little known facts about the dark life that Dumbledore had led. Harry has had no idea of these things and is overwhelmed with the futile feeling that his old bearded ally did not make anything clear to him about how to defeat Voldemort, and the fact that Dumbledore had a mysterious other side creates a disturbingly surreptitious effect.
The cinematography is truly gorgeous, and the fact that Hogwarts is entirely absent lends to the foreign, thrilling and dangerous feel to the movie. The characters of Ron, Hermione and Harry, in particular, go through so much inner turmoil that they become extremely deep and even more realistic than they have been previously depicted.
Voldemort is brought in for some significant screen time and his madness, power and evil show through very well. The Malfoy's estate is just as I imagined it would look and feel, and Bellatrix, who also gets a good deal of more time in this movie, makes the place a harbor for twisted selfishness and the blackness of the criminally insane. This flick is dark! The villains are truly given justice in this film and much more so than any of the previous six installments.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is the ultimate cliff-hanger in a depiction of one of the greatest epic tales ever written. The sheer weight of the series is realistically brought about in this film and it is sad, moving and excellent in every way. Ms. Rowling must be proud.
See the IMPULSIVE REVIEW Section for the Grade Here.
As the graphic novel, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, "V for Vendetta" celebrates November the 5th, so too will I! Today is Guy Fawkes Day in England. 405 years ago a man, striving for religious freedom and the freedom of ideas in an all too controversial time (especially to have such freedoms) attempted to commit an act of terrorism. His name was Guy Fawkes, and he nearly blew up the buildings of Parliament with a large amount of gunpowder, though he was betrayed and caught before such a statement for freedom could be made; he was later killed.
England lights the night sky with fire in remembrance of a time when freedoms were denied and a courageous man gave his life to attempt to drastically, radically and painfully change the course of history. In 1605, Fawkes called to anarchy and to terrorism, and though terrorism should not be considered a good thing in and of itself, the fact that his failed attempt at destroying an English landmark, which was not serving the people well at the time, is now a holiday shows how an independent and noisy freedom invoking action can still be heard after all these many years.
Dramatic display is often necessary to wake apathetic and enslaved minds. Guy Fawkes has had a rich history in England and thanks to the popularity ofthe intricate tale woven through the character of V in "V for Vendetta," the world has been let in on the man, the myth, the history and the legend such freedom fighters, whether they be fictional Guy Fawkes-mask wearing men or women, or the real Guy Fawkes himself.
"Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason that the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." - V
I have turned the tide and started on my journey. Words and Worlds hang in the balance and I am writing it all down before the RJ Tower! Read about my newest novel on CyberwarSeries.com