We’ve been watching a lot of movies lately. So it’s been like a date night every night. The first movie my husband rented was Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on Blu-Ray. I’m a big Harry Potter fan and usually get all of the movies as Christmas Presents but now that Blu-Ray has one out on the HD war, we’re going to wait to purchase the newest addition to the Harry Potter movies until they release a box set of all the movies on Blu-Ray.
In case you’re living under a rock and have not read the book or seen the movies leading up to this one here is the synopsis provided by Warner Brothers:
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Even as the decisive showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same.. http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/harrypotterandthehalf-bloodprince/dvd/index.html
My Opinion on the movie:
I felt the movie was a little long and slow compared to the book, even though so much was left out. I know that all the information in the movie is leading up to the final chapter or chapters rather. I hear they are going to split the final movie into two. Even though so much was left out it was still very true to the book. Voldemort doesn’t even make an appearance in this one. I was surprised about that but it wasn’t necessary because you could still see all the evil lurking around the streets of London.
Harry goes off to school, becomes friends with Professor Slughorn and falls in love with Jenny. Dumbledore and Harry learn the dark secrets of Tom Riddle, aka Voldemort and Harry never drops his guard around Professor Snape or Malfoy. Even without a lot of action the suspense builds right up to the end. Of course already having read the book, I was just watching to see the differences and lack of information. We end up missing quite a few side stories but maybe I’m getting a little of the final book mixed up with this one.
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