Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be Violent

In an interview by Snitchseeker with Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the films, Lewis assures fans that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be a darker and more violent film than the first six outtings.

Filmonic shares:

The previous ones have had a formula: You go to school, bad things happen and he [Harry] sorts it out and jobs a good en’ nice ending. But in this year it’s all completely different. They’re [the trio] not in the school for a start and, literally, it’s such an epic battle. It’s like something from the Lord of the Rings. And David [Yates, director] as well and Steve Kloves [screenwriter] haven’t shied away from the more severe stuff in it that was in the book. It’s bloody and it’s gory and it’s very real. But it’s been cool and it’s not like anything I’ve had to do before. So I think you’re going to enjoy it.

“It’s something that we’ve not tried before. We’re trying to keep as much stuff as they can from the book in the film. We want to hit all the points and no one’s making it into a good film everyone enjoys – we’re going to stick to the book and we’re gonna say, ‘Look, some of it is quite harrowing, some of its quite serious. People do die and you’re just gonna have to …’ It’s not sugar-coated. It’s right there, it’s quite raw and all the performances have had to step up.”

Harry Potter did get darker and more mature as the story went on, which was a wonderful if not intentional maturing of the writer as well as the characters. Conveniently this bids well for the fanbase too.

Seven books later and the series followed Harry from his 10th birthday being introduced to the world of Wizardry, to his 17th year battling Dark Wizards and dropping out of school to save the world from Voldemort. (awesome role model that Harry)

But I am glad to hear the sentiments that they will stick closer to the books as that is the greatest criticism of the following chapters. As the books got longer, they cut more out of the movies. Had to happen. But with The last – and longest – of the books being spread over two feature films, hopefully they can fit it all in.

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13 thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be Violent

  1. Yea supposedly the Half-Blood prince was suppose to be a very much darker style film(which it sorta was, but..eh.. not so much). So i hope this one doesn’t slack up on being “RAW” as he stated an a little gore adds to a overall epic battle which i hope we get in this film.

  2. Darker and more violent…..where have I heard that before? Ah that’s right – they say that about EVERY Harry Potter movie before it comes out.

    1. not every single time, they didnt say that about HBP. they said they wanted it to be more light-hearted, a step away from the darker style. Just sayin, and DH has pretty much proven already how epic its going to be

  3. Is it too early to ask for some skin scenes with the girl?
    or is she still underage?

    just askin’

    she is pretty hot (if she’s legal, I mean)

    the SNL skit w/ Lohan comes to mind

  4. I believe he had his 11th birthday in the first movie.
    He was 10 at the very begining, but he had his 11th birthday before being introduced to the wizarding world.

  5. i agree with James, they should have started thinking this way about the movies a while back. Then, maybe these last few would not have sucked horribly.

  6. The fact that they have to announce that this one will be violent is fucking stupid and shows how much they messed up.

    The books get violent by the 4th movie. And NOW theyre catching up??? UGH!!!

    maybe they WOULD have been violent, if they hopped off the teen romance storyline which served no purpose to the main plot structure of the movie.

    yo, FUCK the people who made these movies, SERIOUSLY.

  7. That is true. Deathly Hallows was very violent compared to some of the others. I just hope they keep in ‘Not my daughter, you bitch!’. Oh, and Deathly Hallows is the second longest novel, the first being Order of the Phoenix.

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