I was pissed like several Harry Potter
fans when the new movie was pushed back to July. I knew it was for money reasons
since Warner Bros. didn’t have a solid moneymaker for summer of 2009. Still
it hurt when the movie was ready to go before Thanksgiving and then it was bumped back.
TWILIGHT moved up three weeks to fill the HARRY POTTER spot. Finally,
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE has been released. It improves upon the
last film. It is filled with dread, tragedy, and humor.
The trio of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley,
and Hermione Granger are enjoying moments of fun and being teenagers while they know Voldermort is growing stronger. People have been vanishing. Dumbledore
continues to instruct Harry as both try to find out about Voldermort’s past and that secret lies in the mind of a professor
that Hogwarts has hired back. Harry is supposed to get close to him and find
out what the professor is hiding about Voldermort’s childhood at Hogwarts as Tom Riddle.
Meanwhile, Harry grows closer to Ron’s sister, Ginny while Ron follows for a girl (making Hermione’s jealous
because she is in love with him). Also
Draco Malfoy has been chosen for a mission that Servius Snape has been bound by an unbreakable vow to protect Draco and carry
out the mission if Draco fails to do it.
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
mixes the good with the bad. The world is becoming a more dangerous place. The Hogwarts School is now protected by
a barrier from the Death Dealers. The story continues to build from the
previous entries in the series. The characters continue to grow and develop. The movie ends on a sad note as the stage is set for the two part conclusion
that starts in November 2010 and ends in July 2011. Michael Gambon really
sells Dumbledore as a father figure to Harry potter. He is willing to sacrifice
himself for Harry and others. He knows the real battle is still ahead for Harry. This film is like one of the quieter entries in the series as the story is developing
to its conclusion. This movie is more about character building. A few characters do get little screen time compared to previous entries and I even
read some important parts in the book were left out of the movie. I will miss
HARRY POTTER once the final two films are released and I’ve watched them.
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