Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Movie

Yesterday, I went to see the sixth Harry Potter movie. Overall, I thought it was very well done. Although it was quite different from the book, it still managed to capture the gloomy, forbidding feeling of the wizarding world at that time in the story. Everyone acted really well -- my favorites were Draco Malfoy (with all his angsty, dark scenes) and Bellatrix Lestrange (her scenes were so much fun to watch).

There was also so much humor in the movie! I don't think I've ever laughed so much in a movie before. Lavender Brown was hilarious ("Won-Won! Oh! I think he senses my presence!"), Ron was terrific (if you haven't seen the scene where he eats the Chocolate Cauldrons spiked with love potion, check it out on YouTube), and even Harry, Hermione, and Snape had a lot of great punch lines.

There were just a couple things I wish were different about the movie. I thought the Harry/Ginny scenes were kind of flat; I cringed every time they were alone on-screen. I also wish that they had included more of regular Hogwarts life in the movie (more Quidditch, classes, Apparition, etc.), even if they were quick one-minute scenes.

Finally, you know who I really missed in the movie? These charming people:

The Dursleys are always fun to watch at the beginning of Harry Potter movies and I was really sad that they were cut out from this one. I hope they're in the next movie!

In conclusion, if you haven't watched the latest Harry Potter movie yet, this is a must-see! I had a blast at the theater and I want to see it again!


Maya said...

Aw Dudders. :) I didn't miss him too much, but there were a lot of sticky, clumsily-done moments in the movie. I wish they'd covered Apparition lessons! And gah, you stole my favorite characters.

Bookworm said...

I laughed so hard when Ron fell off the couch when he was under the love spell and the expressions he had on.

Kiki said...

i know! my favorite parts was with the Dursleys!

"Romilda Vane. I think i'm in love with her"

"All right, your in love with her, have you actually met her?"

"No....will you introduce me?"

GardenofEdee said...

I agree about Draco and Lavender and Ron! The movie was great =)

I also missed the Dursleys! And I forgot about Apparition lessons. That would have been cool to see.

I also thought Ginny/Harry was extremely awkward....

Bedi said...

Waho what a great stuff......& I loves of Herry Potter's Movies an i am big fan... of his all movies.I watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince an was great enjoyed.