Sound Off: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
July 15, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The latest whimsical installment in the on-going Harry Potter series finally hit theaters today (after being delayed eight months), but is it a step up or a step down from Order of the Phoenix? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince brings back director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves, who last wrote Goblet of Fire but not Order of the Phoenix. Could this be the best in the series so far? Or is it another disappointment? How does it compare to the book? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!
To fuel the fire, I absolutely loved this movie. I've been a huge fan of this series all along, but this could be my new personal favorite. Something about it just seemed more polished and refined than ever before and they brought back some of the magic that was missing from some of the most recent movies. At the same time, however, it balances comedy, a darker story, great character development, and wonderful visuals in a way that I don't think any Harry Potter movie has done before. Even the visual effects and especially the cinematography were vastly improved this time. Even at 153 minutes, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
What did you think of Half-Blood Prince? How does it rank against the other Harry Potters?