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Things get deep, emotions run high, and Harry is in his 6th year
on June 27, 2013
As I have stated before in some of my earlier reviews, its obvious that you cannot take a book that has more pages and words than bees have hives and make a movie. You can however, take a book and make a movie that stays true to form and does its best to keep up with the pace of the original novel. In that category we have: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
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.
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