Harry Potter and the Deadly Dull, Part I

I'll make this short, and to the point. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, is the best-acted, best-presented, biggest-budget film to bore me this effectively. At least for this year.

I could probably write 500 words on why I admire the plotting, the character development, and the fulfillment of promises in the 7th Harry Potter book, and how the book managed to be tedious and boring in spite of that. I'm in a hurry, though, so I'll cut to the central complaint, which applies equally to the book and the film: TOO MUCH TIME IN THE TENT.

I should have gone with my original plan, which was to wait for the DVD release, and to Redbox it just prior to watching Part II, which promises less tentage.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I comes in at #16 for me this year. I didn't hate the movie. Parts of it were definitely awesome. I have no complaints with the effects, the performances, or the cinematography. But I got bored. Stupid tent.