Posted: 19 July 2009 at 2:54am | IP Logged
those of you who would like to check in with the critical comments and
the review board, here is my personal review of what the audience
liked/disliked about the film. Please comment on it.
Film: HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Director: DAVID YATES
Producer: WARNER BROTHERS
Cast members: DANIEL RADCLIFFE, EMMA WATSON, RUPERT GRINT, MICHAEL
GAMBON,ROBBIE COLTRANE, RALP FINNES, ALAN RICKMAN, HELENA BONHAM
CARTER, MAGGIE SMITH, TOM FELTON.
Warner Brothers announced that the sixth movie of J.K.Rowling's amazing
creation of the world of magic was to be directed by David Yates, hope
started to grow within the hearts of the young ones who previously
proclaimed that the fifth movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix was well presented thanks to the director himself. After two
years of patiently waiting for the grand release, Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince hit the movie theatres this July 16th. As earlier
predicted by the director and most of the cast and crew members, this
film reversed the comical effects of the Harry Potter saga as this is
all about darkness and unpleasant secrets revealed. So how does all
this make the movie the biggest movie of the summer? Lets see, shall we.
Like in the pages of the book opened with the entry of the so called
"Other Minister", this movie opens in a rather different way. Thick
black clouds cirlce the muggle world like fire. Everyone surprised with
horro r peeks out just to have a glimpse of this outrageous scene. The
circling of Millennium Bridge by the smoke brings in the effect.
Meaning? Darkness approaches everywhere. Along with the manipulating
scene, comes in the wizarding world. Our leading trio, Harry Ron
and Hermione sit and discuss the unfortunates. Surely, you all know
whats the outcome?
The series is as old as Harry is. Obviously, Daniel Radcliffe maybe
spared for his enchanting look has put the audience in an awe.
Steve Kloves has done wonders with the screenplay, not to mention his
previous first four films. Yates has done a fine job of keeping
Rowling's multiple parts in balanced play, nimbly shifting between the
action and the adolescent soap operatics. Not that he did not juice it
all up in a soothing material. As usual, the trio Daniel Radcliffe,
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson has been able to capture the breath of the
spectators and the media. Their efforts have been reflected in the
movie with their beautiful expressions, no doubt, gaining
reputation like the usual. Tom Felton, the class bully had his role
seriously stirred this time as the conflict within his mind has
revealed that this lad of twenty one can be more than just a
What about the Veterans? Who would forget them! Michael Gambon amazingly portrayed the character
of Albus Dumbledor, the wise headmaster. Maggie Smith and Emma Thompson
did a fantasticjob. And without a second thought, Alan Rickman has put
magic in his contadictory expressions. Helena Bonham Carter as
the shriekingly wicked Bellatrix Lestrange enlivens proceedings
New characters, like Helen McCrory is both sinister and febrile in a
tiny scene as Malfoy's distraught mother. Jim Broadbent is a joyas the
social climbing Horac Slughorn., who makes his first appearance
disguised as an armchair. Voldemort here, has been occasionally
played by Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who is actually Ralph Fiennes' nephew
and Frank Dillane
Surely, there is love as well- with Harry falling for his best friends'
sister Ginny Weasley (Bonnie wright) and Ron indulging in romance with
the absorbed Lavender Brown (newcomer Jessie Cave). Ofcourse there's
But according to many, more than the climax, what really captivated
their attentions was the Quidditch. With Harry Potter being the
Griffindors' Quidditch captain thus enabling Ron to be a player really
had the film going.
Watching it with pleasure must have smitted everyone because this is
the time for all of out there to really spend your money in a great
wya. So..................let the magic begin!
Edited by Miley_hp - 19 July 2009 at 3:02am