Monday, July 20, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (no spoilers)

This weekend I went and saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince with my hubby and two of our friends. I had a blast! We went to a local theater called "Cinetopia" where, for a little bit extra, you get leather seats, foot rests, and you can even order food! Mo and I didn't get any food (although we ate our friends leftovers) because it's expensive, but the comfy chairs were really nice. I actually had more energy after the movie than I did before it!

The movie is a really long one, so make sure you take your bathroom breaks BEFORE you go in. Of course if your like me, you might still miss 5 minutes of the movie. What can I say? I drink a lot of water! Helps keep me breathing and feeling good :)

I will also warn you, in case you haven't read the book, that you may need tissues for this one. I only teared up a little at the end, but I probably would have been crying all out if I'd seen it with a bunch of girls and not my hubby. Something about knowing you're about to get teased that helps keep the tears in check...

I think that, over all, they did a really good job with this movie. It's been awhile since I read this particular book in the series (so I'm rereading it right now!), so I can't really be sure how good a job they did on the details, but the over all flow of the movie was really good. I also think they did a great job with the special effects that were used!

Some of my friends are telling me this is the best HP movie that they've done yet. I'm up in the air about that. I'd agree that it was definitely done better than the first couple, but I haven't seen the other movies recently enough to really compare. I seem to remember liking the last one better though. Of course, that could also be me liking that portion of the story in the saga better!

Why do I have an urge to go borrow the entire movie series from my evil twin and re-watch it? Ooo that would drive my hubby nuts! Maybe when we're done moving :)


iamajedii said...

he second movie was awesome.

Birdwell said...

I really liked how they handled the snooping Harry did on Draco. The lighting, editing, and camera angles were excellent.

A very well done film, the kid actors are older, more experiences and know their craft. The funny bits helped cushion the serious bits. And YAY they put Quitich back in!!!

I also waited to re-read the book until after I saw the movie. I didn't want any aggravation to get in the way of seeing the film for the first time. Even though they took out stuff I really was still well done...although I do have some concerns for the next film based on what they did with this one (re the room of requirement and HBP's potions book). But then again i am anal about such stuff. ;-)

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AWJ said...

I was underwhelmed by the movie- that's the best word I can think of. It was good, and the cinematography was *gorgeous*, but it felt more like filler and a bridge between the last one and the next two, than its own film.

I *did* cry at a certain point, too, though. You'd have to have a heart of stone not to! ;)

Splendid Little Stars said...

I have heard of theaters like that. I HAVE read the book, and from your review it seems the movie is decent.

paintingpam said...

My family loved the movie. We thought they did a wonderful job capturing the essence of the book. And yes, they had to leave some parts out, but on the whole it didn't effect the story line.