Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: 2 thimbles up from KitchStitch


I am by no means a Harry Potter expert (or "prefect") but if you want to cool off from the heat, this 6th movie of the series is definitely a source of entertainment for all ages. This movie seemed to carry the darkness, romance and comical aspects of the ‘Half Blood Prince’, all in a lighthearted manner. Please beware that there are mild spoilers ahead in this review....

harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince-11 There are a few new characters (Prof. Slughorn and Lavender), and a few that are missed, but the 3 main heroes and heroine continue to refine their characters and are enjoyable to watch. The set design, cinematography, special effects and music are intertwined beautifully and never seize to amaze me. For the critics out there,the few discrepancies from the book, i.e. Luna finding Harry on the train in lieu of Tonks, the lack of a fight scene from the Death Eaters, and a glazed over funeral at the end, would not go missed if you didn’t read the book, but the fans may desire more.

However, I do feel like there were some key memories of TPHOTOGRAPHS TO BE USED SOLELY FOR ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PUBLICITY OR REVIEWS OF THIS SPECIFIC MOTION PICTURE AND TO REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE STUDIO. NOT FOR SALE OR REDISTRIBUTIONom Riddle that will be missed to transition into the next two Hallows movies. Maybe these will be covered in flash-backs? Nonetheless, it was great to see the characters growing up, in their love quarrels, and fighting the evil doers with their refined wizardry. Two thumbs up……and I must say my favorite character: Alan Rickman ‘Prof. Snape’, he is fantastic (as always).

As an aside, I think the creators of the movie series are still aiming at adolescents, while the books reach a broader spectrum with the layers of emotions from J.K. Rowling. I will be interested to see how they translate the Deathly Hallows onto the screen. There are alot of loved characters that are taken away, death & destruction of the wizarding world, and Harry fights for his life. Will it still be PG? We shall see!!

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