Subject: Post your review here! Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:55 pm
Post your review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince here.
Here's my review. It's very spoiler-filled.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review -- SPOILERS GALORE --
Well, let me start out my saying I am a Harry Potter maniac so this review may be a bit biased at times. I was one of those few thousand people at my theater that stood in line for 4 hours and then waited in the theaters for 3 more hours to watch this movie at midnight. And I loved every second of it. The movie actually began with photographers taking Harry/Dumbledore’s picture after the events from the last movie at the Ministry of Magic. The “real movie” begins with an awesome action sequence of Death Eaters breaking into Diagon Alley, kidnapping Ollivander (I believe) and then destroying a bridge in London. Way to start a movie! We get to see Weasley Wizard Wheezes; it was great, in my opinion. The place was “fun” and “magical”, typical Weasley twins! Then some darkness sets in. The romance was amazing, especially Ron/Hermione. There was a very particular scene about Hermione mentioning snogging Ron… ya, well, you will see, it was so awesome. Ron’s reaction was the best! And at the hospital scene when Ron was poisoned, he said “Hermione” while he was unconscious when Lavender was there. Ah, perfect. Hermione was so giggly and amazing then. Harry/Ginny. Well, that’s my favorite “shipping”, but the kiss was a bit disappointing. It was barely a second, when the Harry/Cho kiss was even longer and crazier! They made the H/G kiss so hyped up and it was barely a peck that lasted half a second. Oh, well. I’ll take what I get. The rest of Harry/Ginny romance (there’s quite a lot) was dead on perfect. There was a lot of comedy too, which was great and funny. One thing I LOVED was how Hermione got drunk at Hogsmeade; it was so hilarious. Harry got “high” on Felix Felicis… the pincer imitation was one of the best moments in the movie! The audience had amazing reactions for my theater, which was awesome! Quidditch was so refreshing! After 5 years (we hadn’t seen Quidditch since PoA in 2004), it was great. I loved it. Go Ron! Luna’s lion hat was amazing. Speaking of Luna, she was in it quiet a lot, which I loved, since she is one of my favorite characters. The Katie Bell being cursed scene was really creepy, but too short, I think. One thing that was a bit disappointing were the memories. They were really short and there were only “two” (three if you count real Horcrux/fake Horcrux memory) instead of the five or six like in the books. They memories seemed cut short but the hazy effect was just amazing. The Sectumsempra scene was really good too; I was surprised at the blood in that scene with the movie still being PG. Oh, well. That scene was great. The acting in this was AMAZING. Wow, the best acting for any HP movie. And the special effects too, they were the best yet. And the directing. And everything else. The final 30 minutes were really intense, beginning from the cave onwards. The cave was crazy; it was heartbreaking to see Harry forcing the potion down Dumbledore’s throat. There was one particular scene with the Inferi that everyone at the theater jumped and screamed from shock; well, so did I. The Inferi were really well done. They were creepy and scary and… wow. Harry was dragged into the lake with Inferi, which was totally shocking. That scene was pretty much perfect. Dumbledore’s death was… wow. The aftermath where everyone held up their wand to illuminate the sky and get rid of the Dark Mark was the thing that really got me. I didn’t cry, but it was really heartbreaking to see that scene. So anyway, this review is getting way too long. Bottom line; This movie is AMAZING. JUST AMAZING. Go watch it. Now. And then, watch it again. And again. This is very easily the best Harry Potter movie yet. I am planning to see this at least six or seven more times in theaters. Not even kidding! 10/10, if only I could give it anything higher.