Thursday, August 20, 2009
Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
This is a more whimsical, hormonal and fun Harry Potter compared to the other books. Something like being in form 4, you know, the honeymoon year? It somewhat a great little soup to brew that will end up in the large finale of the franchise. Obviously romance is seriously in the air.
The movie has real great special effects like the previous films, though it has not much action like the past ones to begin with, the movie holds up as its own as the calm before the storm, a more mellow story if you compare with the whirlwind of the Goblet of Fire and the Order of the Phoenix. It defintely sets the tone for Deathly Hallows 1 & 2
I love the director's vision, its exactly like mine for the movie, albeit, mine looked more like a budget cut version rather than the super imaginary special effects ones of the movie.
I absolutely love Helena Bonham Carter now. Her character, Bellatrix Lestrange definitely has a great nutty and psychotic impact in the movie. Although, her screen time maybe less than the principal cast, but she definitely shines in this one. Alan Rickman, as usual is great with Severus Snape
More Luna Lovegood, I barely see her throughout the movie. It sucks to tell you the truth. All in all, the romance, hormones and snogging is a little boring. I yawned through some parts.
For some reason, the movie seems to coast a little in some scenes which is why its so boring.
And there was nothing about the disappearances and if I am not misktaken, a heated argument between Mr Weasley and Percy is in order? I cannot fucking believe that that was not portrayed!
Not a bad movie, defintely a nice one to catch, however, it only applies if you like Harry Potter or read the books and obviously have a fucking brain to think about it. As your uber flashy special effects are sort of lacking in this one.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince gets a 3 out of 5