If you’ve been looking forward to see the magical Harry Potter in his final adventure, today is certainly an epic day: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is officially released in theaters. While fans from London, New York and Tokyo have already enjoyed the movie and have seen the stars walking on the red carpet, others are still waiting in lines to see the special midnight screenings.

Besides the nostalgia of fans because the movie almost marks the end of the saga about The Boy Who Lived, the last part definitely brings some change: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger drop Hogwarts School of Wizardry and for the last time try to defeat Voldemort. We face a creepier, darker and more intense Harry Potter movie than ever. Needless to say that we can’t wait for the last part to be released, in July 2011.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows London Premiere

But the radical change in Harry Potter movie also reflects the huge change in the actors’ lives or… viceversa. And Emma Watson‘s new looks is no denying to that. It’s like the Smart Duckling turned into a Fashionista Swan, her appearances confirming that a new fashion icon has been born.

The Harry Potter magic has started last week with the release in London, and it’s been growing, sparkling, and driving people crazy as the movie hits more and more theaters, the stars make their appearance and say bye-bye to a part of their life and fans of both of the book and movie are making assumptions.

So it the new Harry Potter as dark as anticipated? How would you rate it as compared to previous ones? Where does the action from the book stop in the movie?

And a little spoiler:

Photos from Harry Potter Facebook Page and AdoringWatson.