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harry potter and the half-blood prince

Of Glasses and Wizards

Darn it all… I lost my glasses. ~_~

Anyway, just watched “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” a few nights ago with my sister and mom. I lost my glasses in the process (I placed them in my pocket, but when I got home, it wasn’t there anymore ~_~), but it was all good. Being HP fanatics, my sister and I pretty much had the same opinion of the movie.

*for those who have not watched the movie, I suggest you do so before reading this… if you have not watched nor read any HP movie/novel… well, you have a lot of catching up to do*

First of all, I would like to congratulate the director of HPatHBP movie, David Yates, as well as his scriptwriters. I have to say, Yates did a very good job with this movie. It is, quite frankly, the best one since Chris Columbus’ directorial of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It’s very admirable that he was able to fit the contents of a novel that’s an inch and a half thick into a movie that’s 2 and a half hours long. Having read the novel before the movie (call it reviewing), it was very well condensed, with only the significant parts showing in the movie. Although some of the scenes were not based on the book, it was very good concept, since it added to the seriousness and drama in the movie. An example of this is, as any HP fan would notice, the burning of the Burrow. Not exactly found in the book, it was a good scene because it showed that it truly was a time of danger for all characters involved. However, I, for one, will have a hard time imagining the intro of the next movie, since it involves the Weasley house.

And of course, we can’t talk about the movie without talking about the cast. Everyone in the movie did remarkably well, although I was a little disappointed with Allan Rickman this time in his portrayal of Snape, particularly near the end of the movie. I have always imagined Snape losing his cool during the flight of the Death Eaters, dueling with Harry in anger and screaming with rage. It would’ve been a good scene to see Snape lose his composure, as people would get a glimpse of how angered he was during the past years, and it would also help for the next movie. Rickman, however, kept the same concept of the stoic Snape he has portrayed for the last 5 movies.

Also, my congratulations to Bonnie Wright, who played a very convincing Ginny Weasley. It’s great to see that she captured Ginny’s essence so easily. She was head-strong and brave, and Bonnie did her justice. It was said in the book that Ginny was not a paticularly gorgeous girl, a mere “good-looking” young lady, but something attracted her to Harry, and it was immediately captured on film.

In conclusion, it was a great adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel. I can’t wait for the last movie to be out… but then again, I’d have to make sure that I don’t wear my glasses there, since it might lose them again. XD

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Of Glasses and Wizards

Darn it all… I lost my glasses. ~_~

Anyway, just watched “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” a few nights ago with my sister and mom. I lost my glasses in the process (I placed them in my pocket, but when I got home, it wasn’t there anymore ~_~), but it was all good. Being HP fanatics, my sister and I pretty much had the same opinion of the movie.

*for those who have not watched the movie, I suggest you do so before reading this… if you have not watched nor read any HP movie/novel… well, you have a lot of catching up to do*

First of all, I would like to congratulate the director of HPatHBP movie, David Yates, as well as his scriptwriters. I have to say, Yates did a very good job with this movie. It is, quite frankly, the best one since Chris Columbus’ directorial of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It’s very admirable that he was able to fit the contents of a novel that’s an inch and a half thick into a movie that’s 2 and a half hours long. Having read the novel before the movie (call it reviewing), it was very well condensed, with only the significant parts showing in the movie. Although some of the scenes were not based on the book, it was very good concept, since it added to the seriousness and drama in the movie. An example of this is, as any HP fan would notice, the burning of the Burrow. Not exactly found in the book, it was a good scene because it showed that it truly was a time of danger for all characters involved. However, I, for one, will have a hard time imagining the intro of the next movie, since it involves the Weasley house.

And of course, we can’t talk about the movie without talking about the cast. Everyone in the movie did remarkably well, although I was a little disappointed with Allan Rickman this time in his portrayal of Snape, particularly near the end of the movie. I have always imagined Snape losing his cool during the flight of the Death Eaters, dueling with Harry in anger and screaming with rage. It would’ve been a good scene to see Snape lose his composure, as people would get a glimpse of how angered he was during the past years, and it would also help for the next movie. Rickman, however, kept the same concept of the stoic Snape he has portrayed for the last 5 movies.

Also, my congratulations to Bonnie Wright, who played a very convincing Ginny Weasley. It’s great to see that she captured Ginny’s essence so easily. She was head-strong and brave, and Bonnie did her justice. It was said in the book that Ginny was not a paticularly gorgeous girl, a mere “good-looking” young lady, but something attracted her to Harry, and it was immediately captured on film.

In conclusion, it was a great adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel. I can’t wait for the last movie to be out… but then again, I’d have to make sure that I don’t wear my glasses there, since it might lose them again. XD

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