Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Review

The long-awaited 6th installment of the Harry Potter series of movies came and went this past week. I’m going to tell you what I thought about the film, but I also want to know what YOLU thought! So make sure you leave a comment sharing what loved, hated, or enjoyed about the movie.
I went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Tuesday night, for the midnight showing. My family and I got to the theater 90 minutes early and the line was already pretty long! I wore a Ravenclaw t-shirt and a Gryffindor sweatshirt (my two favorite houses!). My mom and I made the t-shirts ourselves- check out the cool close-up of the crest on my tee!

I was SO super excited; I can’t even begin to tell you. I’ve read the 6th book 4 times since it first came out, and it’s my favorite book in the series. But, let’s get to the movie. I know the critics loved it, some even calling the film “Oscar-worthy”. But, I am, unfortunately, completely torn. I agree with them in reference to the acting. The trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson has really shown why they were chosen so long ao to play these characters. Their acting was their best yet, and they were all tremendously funny. Even Luna sported a hilarious, massive lion hat to the Quidditch match. In addition to the acting, the effects were also the best yet. The CGI animation during the Quidditch game, the cave scene, and the confrontation between Death Eaters and the Order of the Pheonix were all very convincing and spectacular.
So, what’s the problem? THE PLOT! I really did not appreciate how far the movie deviated from the book. Why was there an entire scene in the movie (the Burrow being lit on fire) that was not included in the book at all? Why was Harry not frozen by Dumbledore when Draco and Snape find him at the end in the tower? And why, Most importantly, were the horcuxes a minor factor of the movie, with all 7 possibilities not being named ever, at least once, in the movie? The focus of the book was not even close to the focus of the movie, with the movie including a very loose interpretation of the major plot points of the book.
I loved the film aspects of the movie, but found the actual plot covered to be very disappointing. What’s your take?

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