Saturday, July 25, 2009

Half Blood Prince Review

The entire Harry Potter genre proved to be a rather difficult one to tackle when it came to shift from the book to the movie. The series started out as bland but kept to the book religiously, whereas starting from the third with a new director, it took a new angle in cutting and changing from the book to give the movie some charm.

Although this move was somehow criticized, I praised the move. My opinion was later backed when the fourth movie came out, the Goblet of Fire, and was a rather groundbreaking hit to the series. It somehow kept to the story while maintaining the action that blockbuster movies have. The plot helped the movie because it was a rather good story.

Then came the fifth that somehow disappointed many, including me. The movie felt a bit bland and at the same time rarely kept to the books plot either. Half of the movie was Harry Potter panting in front of the camera or withering in his sleep. It also took a rather dark side of the series, but that was partly the books blame, in my opinion.

Many people thought the sixth, the Half Blood Prince, was going to disappoint everyone again, but it seemed to learn from earlier mistakes which many movies fail to do. The book was a rather hard piece to tackle but the movie actually takes it well. While somehow keeping to the majority of the books plot line in someway, the movie manages to pack everything people liked into two hours and a half.

The movie depicts many action scenes, with comedic scenes between here and there with well acted drama to tie everything together. The soundtrack works really well with the movie to create the feel of action or sadness for example. The visual effects in this movie are one of the best I've ever seen. Without giving too much away, this movie is by far the best in the series and one of the best movies I've ever seen.


  1. My favourite book was the 5th & thought the film didn't do it justice. I do hope this film is as good as you said it was. Thanks for the review.

  2. The fifth book was the worst book and thus when compared to the movie, the movie is much better... The sixth book was the second best after the seventh and I think the movie did the book justice... BEST HARRY POTTER MOVIE SO FAR! I don't know why some people hated it

  3. Mona: Yes, the film is one of my best.

    Khalid: I agree, but do you think the seventh movie can do better? That is the question.

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