Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Saw HP and the H-B Prince today. Wanna hear how lame I am? Wanted to go on Friday night, but couldn't get tickets until 9:55 was too sleepy to go. Am old.

Anywho - I really liked it! It probably wasn't my favorite (that's #3), but it was fun to watch - I thought this one was so full of detail, I loved the shots of the great hall, the various offices, the evolving love stories... I just recently re-read the book, and I think they did a pretty good job of sticking to the key parts of the story - even added a bit (without giving too much away: fire, field) that was super-cool.

Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman were just delicious - they must have been having the time of their lives, and Jim Broadbent - what an actor, he's so terrific.

Ah HA! So, it IS true - the final book will be split into two movies, released Nov. 2010 and May 2011. I was just talking with my sis about this today and we agreed that it would be best if they released them like, max, one month apart, but... whatever. If only we had been consulted. *sigh*

1 comment:

KHM said...

Things 1 and 2 accompanied me to see HP6; we were very very happy with it---although don't you think HBC was wearing one of her costumes from Sweeney Todd? Lots of similarities, I thought.

We were so thrilled, we've watched 1 - 5 this weekend; its been great fun. I stopped reading at 4 finding them too formulaic to justify the time but Thing 1 just finished 7 and has convinced me that I should read it, too. Off I go...