Friday, July 31, 2009

Movie Review - Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince.

There are NO stars in Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince.

What happened?  

I must say that the Harry Potter books are some of my favorite books of all time. J.K. Rowling did a masterful job of creating memorable characters we care about, of building a world that is fantastic and fanciful yet tinged with reality, and creating a good versus evil plot that rivets us even as it arcs over 7 novels. The movies on the whole have done a good job of bringing these books to life, from the screenplays to the casting and the production design.  Note: I positively love the character of Snape and the fabulously talented Alan Rickman does him so well. 

The sixth movie is as usual a good adaptation...but I'm disturbed. There are no STARS in this one. What happened to Crookshanks and Mrs. Norris.  These wonderful cats are nowhere to be seen. Not even a rat in sight since Scabbers turned into Peter Pettigrew back in the Prisoner of Azkaban story. Ugh. So disappointing. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the secondary characters: Harry, Hermione and Ron.

Anyway, the movie seems long a long set-up for the final story (which I understand is going to be divided into two movies). Hopefully, the director will make sure that the STARS are back for those two. 

I give it three 1/2 meows. 


Debra Taylor said...

I have not seen this latest Harry Potter yet. thanks for the review!

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Jans Funny Farm said...

We didn't read the books so we're kind of lost. But no cats? Scandalous!

Brian's Home Blog said...

My humans haven't put it on the moving picture box yet, I'll talk to them about it!

Debra Taylor said...

Thanks for your comment and prayers for "Chance the Walking Disaster Just Joined Us?


Rosie PosieTom said...

It was v disappointing that Hermoine didn't work harder at bringing Cruikshanks into the spotlight. Have to agree that it was a long set up for next film, I found it a bit slow to be honest. Still a slow HP film is better than no HP film.