Name: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Author: J.K. Rowling (bow down mere mortals)
A little summary before I begin...
The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet . . . As with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. And with Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort -- and thus finds what may be his only vulnerability.
Well, well, well, yet another HP movie, and I gotta say... I don't hate it.
Long ago I gave up on this idea that the movie would or should be completely like the book. I mean if it were, well, we would have to sit down and watch a 6 hour movie- i would be completely fine with this, but the non fans would not be happy. So I cope, and I move on, and I try to rate the movie for it being a well made movie, with kick ass effects, and that has the MAIN story all right, also that it doesn't seem hurried along, or plain WTF.
So saying this I think this is one of the best HP movies to have come out, besides the first two ones, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets, because lets face it, those books are the shortest and with less information of all 7, so they made quite decent movies out of them.
This movie had the MAIN idea quite well, although, am, I had trouble looking for Sirius will, and parts of the trailers, or was it just my over reactive imagination? I think not. I guess if Sirius is dead, why give it another thought? Ugh, I hate it when they cut out those little but important details, like on the third movie, Prisoner of Azkaban, that they cut all HP's parents and Snape's past, with a LOT of more things. I HATED that movie.
Effects, now that was AMAZING. Like come one, it was, you cannot say it wasn't. The way they visited Dumbledore's memories? That was KICK ASS. And Fred and George's shop, LOL. Not to mention the cave were the horrocrux was found, perfection.
The movie did not seem like they were running out of time, *cough* like the third one *ends cough* I have a problem with the third movie, and its sad cause that IS my fav book. This one however ran smoothly, with no rush.
The dark theme helped too, this one had the very dark vibe, the things-are-very-bad vibe. It was so fitting. And in the end, how they show the tables with no children laughing and having fun, it clearly marks the end of their childhood, and the beginning of new things, for better or worse. But I did not like the end because that wasn't how it was suppose to end, it was an ok ending.
I gave it 4 hearts for the mere fact that while I may cope with the total rape of the book, I do not support it. And they cut a lot of scenes, and even changed things-Harry's and Ginny's kiss? please I wish they would have left that alone, but for that they needed to put other stuff that they cut/changed... and blah blah.
Overall, I am going to watch it again, and again, and maybe a fourth time. Ok I confess I am planning to watch it 6 times, it's the 6th movie! SUE ME!
Ps; Ron was HOT, but I still love me Harry.