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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [Blu-ray]
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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.]]>
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The acting in this movie was great. I feel that Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, and even Tom Felton (though he is a bit of a cry baby at times in this one) shine in this movie especially.
Harry Potter is growing up rapidly as he is now 16 and set to start another year at Hogwarts. Dumbledore meets Harry outside of the wizarding world and then asks a favor of Harry. From there, we meet a new professor, Horace Slughorn. Not long after these series of events while Harry is on his way to Hogwarts with Ron and Hermione, suspicions arise after seeing Draco and Narcissa talking to what appears to be Death Eaters. And that is only the beginning of the mystery.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince deals with issues such as: love, loyalty, and sacrifice. The tone of the movie overall can be described as engagingly humorous, eagerly romantic, but as serious as the book is; some even argue that this is one of the darker stories in the series, I can be inclined to agree tremendously. It is an enjoyable 153 minute movie.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince's final score:
First, when you have a great story to film, why go to the trouble to create another one? Of course some things needed to be left out, the book is simply too big to fit into a standard-length film. A judicious pruning was required. Which makes it all the more incredible that the writer and director decided to add scenes they invented in their heads that are nowhere in the book, squandering valuable time that could have been used to tell more of the "real" story, you know the one that millions of us have read and loved. About what was left out and what was, inexplicably, added, others have said much and I'm not going to repeat any of that here. Absolutely baffling. I can't figure out what the director and writer were thinking.
Meanwhile, I have a beef with what I guess you would call the cinematography, or at least the way the film was transferred to DVD. Yes, the story is a "dark" one, and it's getting darker book by book, but why does the picture have to be so dark that a viewer can barely see what's going on. Something is wrong here. This isn't atmospheric; it's claustrophobic. I would like to be able to SEE what I'm watching, please.
I would love to have rated this DVD 5 stars, and there is much to like, for example, the ending is certainly suitably dramatic, but these issues have forced my rating of the DVD down to the 3 star level.
I wasn't a fan of the first 1-3 movies but Daniel and his compadres Ron and Hermoine are great. Standing out as well is dumbledore. He is amazing in this film. It's darker and more serious than the first 4 which makes it more relatable and real and that's with the comedic contrast made it awesometacular:)
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