Half Blood Prince ReviewJuly 15, 2009 at 6:27 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments
The long awaited next installment of the Harry Potter series was released at midnight last night. Chanelle and I were two of the lucky ones that have already seen it. So we decided to write up a little review. As I already promised, there are no spoilers.
If you want spoilers go check out my blog. I thoroughly spoil the movie there.
I have one word for HBP: Amazing! Okay, that’s it… I’m just kidding. The movie was very good, if you’re willing to disregard its faults. There are a few major ones and I think it will be interesting to see exactly how they fill those holes in the next movie.
In regards to the acting, Tom Felton and Alan Rickman are amazing. So are Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint (him especially, if you’ve seen the clips you’ll know what I’m talking about). But Tom plays Draco so well!
The special effects were very good and realistic looking. Especially the ones towards the end.
I gave it a 9/10 and my mom gave it a 5/10 (she puts a lot more stock in the books than I do anymore. I’ve learned to separate my love for the book from my expectations of the movie.) I’m already trying to get someone to take me to see it again next week. Because I refuse to wait until it comes out on DVD.
I had high hopes for this movie. I’ll be the first to admit that I looked for clips and watched all the trailers. And I loved what I saw. I will also admit that it’s been a while since I read HBP so I’m not really as clued up as others with what the film missed. Though, reading others reviews, seems like they missed quite a bit that sets up the last film. But ignoring that, taking the movie as it is, this film has to be one of the best of the year. There’s laughs, tears, doubt, and you find yourself rooting for the characters as always. Even my brother who isn’t very emotionally attached to fictional characters was sad at the end. The graphics were amazing as always, and the acting from the normal trio, plus others, was stunning. Loved Harry after he’d taken liquid luck. Look out for that part. Even the added scenes I enjoyed, though the scene at Christmas seemed a little pointless to me. But that’s just my opinion. I’ll definitely watch it again and I think it’s probably the best out of the bunch so far!