Seen on: July 16th, 2009
The players: Director: David Yates Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, David Bradley, Jessie Cave, Frank Dillane, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Helen McCrory, Natalia Tena, Bonnie Wright, Frank Dillane (Teenage Tom Riddle) and Hero Fiennes Tiffin (Young Tom Riddle)
Facts of interest: The sixth installment of the hugely successful boy wizard Harry Potter series adaptation from J.k Rowling book Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince and other reason, Emma Watson.
The plot: In the sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, and in both wizard and muggle worlds Lord Volemort and his henchmen are increasingly active. With vacancies to fill at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledor persuades Horace Slughorn, back from retirement to become the potions teacher, while Professor Snape receives long awaited news. Harry Potter, together with Dumbledore, must face treacherous tasks to defeat his evil nemesis.
Iszaham's thoughts: I have to say the sixth installment in the boy wizard saga arrives in theaters a delay than hoped for; it was originally due last fall (due to battle the first installment of Twilight Sage entitled "Twilight" in November 2008) but it worth waiting for because the Half-Blood Prince's arrives just in time to save a summer overstuffed with creatively disappointing sequels and non-sequels movies.
Prologue scene start with the dark cloud changes structure into He Who Must Not Be Named suddenly Death Eater flying around London, destroy the beautiful Bridget and rush to Deagon Ally. The scene was a great touch and a painting alike. It show us the Half-Blood Prince takes the "Potter" series to places deeper and darker than ever before (it's like déjà, remember The Dark Knight the blockbuster success of the 2005 sequel Batman Begins, it was darker except without Harry Potter, Hogwarts, Quidditch, Dark Eater, and Lord Voldemort in the film. Actually, that was worst comparisons.)
I did notice when Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) flirting with a Muggle in London sets before interrupt by Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) who introduces Harry to retired professor Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) as part of a plan to uncover secrets from Voldemort's past. Dumbledore tells Harry he must befriend the new potions teacher at Hogwarts, Professor Slughorn (What? Wait? Slughorn teach potions, what will dear old Professor Snape (Alan Rickman) do? At long last, he has claimed the cursed "defense against the dark arts" class).
This newest installment is tempered, more assured and relaxed. It's the closest the films have come to feeling like we're just hangin' out with our favorite trio Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson (first scene when I saw Emma Watson in the Half-Blood Prince, I'm was speechless, she was so beautiful, elegant, gorgeous definitely cute) and non-the-less Rupert Grint (who brought Ron Weasley brilliantly, I love her famous quotes "Bloody Hell"). It's was hilarious to watch Harry and his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) are growing up and dealing with hormones racing faster than broomsticks at a Quidditch match. And that's a good thing.
For now, though, Prince treats viewers to superb effects work, longer running time, haunting art direction, great dollops of humor and emotion, and great casting. British actor who in J.K Rowling's Harry Potter franchise was brilliant in interpreted their visionary character.
Already past the point when most film franchises would be wheezing their way toward irrelevancy. The final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be adapted into two films in 2010 and 2011 released.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review
Seen on: July 16th, 2009