The end is nigh.

It has been 12 years, seven books and seven movies. Come July, it will be eight, with part two of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

I finally got to see part one last week and it was better than I could ever have imagined. There was just something about it, that made it so much better than the previous six. It could have been the pacing of not having to rush and able to put more detail in, because of the split into two movies, or it could have been the much improved acting. Or, not being stuck within Hogwarts.

I think on this one David Yates was able to be a bit more creative with the set and locations and he seems to be one of the better directors the movies have had. Also playing a part, was probably JK Rowling being a producer on the film – the first she has actively been involved in.

All in all, it is a fantastic start to the finish of a series of movies which have defined our generation.

July cannot come fast enough.