Monday, July 27, 2009

Movie Review of Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince


Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince - 5.5/10
Directed by David Yates
Cast - Daniel Radcliffe,Emma Watson,Rupert Grint

Plot Summary
As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Review
This movie is strictly for fans of the Harry Potter series be it by books or by the movies.If you have no inkling on anything about Harry Potter,this movie will be a waste of time for you cause you will have no idea what the fuck is going on.Now Half Blood Prince starts straight on from where the previous movie left off...so be sure to watch the order of phoenix before you watch this movie.
Now HBP is much more different than all its predecessors.The first few had alot of humour and the main characters were young and adorable.Now they have all grown up and there is very little humour in HBP.Storyline is almost like the book which is dark and of course there will be a main character being killed off in this one.I really liked the colour treatment and pacing for HBP.The editing was not bad but there is definitely bound to be additional scenes which were cut due to time constraint.HBP is about 2.5 hours long and the director does a commendable job of keeping the audience awake.
Acting was good..and there was more of Alan Rickman's Severus Snape this time.Michael Gambon as Dumbledore definitely outdid himself for this movie.I was impressed with him even though I always preferred the late Richard Harris.Another character which I found has done well is Tom Felton's Draco Malfoy.
Despite some of the vital parts of the book not shown in the movie,HBP was still a treat to watch.
The only negative thing about HBP is there was alittle too much emphasis on the 3 main character's growing hormones.

Other than that,I would recommend only true fans of Harry Potter to watch this movie.If you are not,go watch something else.

Best Quotes
Ron Weasley: How much are these?
Fred Weasley, George Weasley: 5 galleons.
Ron Weasley: How much for me?
Fred Weasley, George Weasley: 5 galleons.
Ron Weasley: I'm your brother!
Fred Weasley, George Weasley: 10 galleons.

Professor Minerva McGonagall: Why is it that whenever something happens, you three are always involved?
Ron Weasley: Believe me, professor, I've been asking myself that for the last six years.

Albus Dumbledore: Severus, please...
Severus Snape: Avada Kedavra!

Recommended movies done by the director
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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