Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince dir. by

22 July 2009

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Told you all I’d be back. You didn’t believe me did you, but look, here I am posting a film review, just like old times. Only it seems that my reviewing style have changed. Much more conversational now. Why? I don’t know, that’s just the way I roll[1] at the moment.

Okay, so to the film…

I’m not the hugest fan of HP. I’ve read all the books and seen all the film so far. And I’ve enjoyed them. But they aren’t anything I’d get passionate about. Although I do enjoy the enthusiasm of others. I did really enjoy a couple of the films. The Prisoner of Azkaban was pretty good as I recall. And the previous film. But as you can see from that not-very-clear-mernemberance[2] these aren’t films that stick in my head. Nor do I rewatch them a lot. I will, at some point. But for now I’m content to watch new and exciting films[3]

But I was supposed to be talking about the Half-Blood Prince…

Its grand. And by that I mean in the Irish sense of the word, which is its okay. Nothing special, but nothing terrible either. I liked the opening few scenes. And of course it does have *that moment*[4] but it is far from the best film in the series. It is more of a filler I guess. But even so, it leaves a lot out. I mean it doesn’t really explain about the whatchmacallthem, horocruxes. But they are splitting the final book into two, so maybe they’re saving that for then.

More could have been done with Snape. And the fight scenes should have been longer. They are pretty damn cool.

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  1. please ensure you sound all ironic and stuff when reading this sentence. Sound in your head I mean. Unless you’re reading it out loud. Which maybe you are
  2. this is too a word
  3. JCVD btw is brilliant
  4. Ive upgraded and cant remember if the spoiler tags are working so wont risk it. Despite the fact that if you are a fan you know exactly what Im talking about

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1 Response

  1. Carl V. says:

    I never got caught up in the Harry Potter mania and have only seen one of the films, the second one. I enjoyed it, but not something I needed to keep up with. Not that I begrudge anyone who is fanatic about HP. I'm fanatic about my own things and can certainly find kinship with those who love the boy wizard.