My real beef with Deathly Hallows #1 is J.K. Rowling. I'm not the first one to note that Harry and company are suddenly transported into a narrative straight out of Zelda - the good guys have to assemble the following items before returning to the location of the first book in the series, just like a bad video game:
- 7 Horcruxes, magic items that Voldemort hid years ago and is remarkably nonchalant about protecting
- 3 Deathly Hallows, legendary magic items that nobody bothered to collect until Harry and Voldemort had the idea at the exact same time
- 1 legendary sword
- 1 replacement magic wand
- 3 gifts from Albus "Deus Ex Machina" Dumbledore, which are so convenient they imply that Dumbledore has read ahead in the series
P.S. The funniest thing about this movie is still the Potter Puppet Pals, which had us all grinning from ear to ear late into the night.