Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
17 October 2013
Excerpt: The real test of any long running franchise is when you get to the point that major elements of the story become based on that which has come before, and the film risks devolving into advanced self-referral.
Excerpt: Nearly every year in this decade there’s been a “Harry Potter” movie. The only exception being 2003, 2006 and 2008 (ironically enough the year this movie was supposed to come out, more on that later) but the rest have been chock full of witches and wizards. Having read the entire “Harry Potter” book series twice now, I can say that I fully understand the novels and subsequent films and I also fully understand why they’re the phenomenon that they are. They’re good.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray Review
13 June 2011
Conclusion: The Ultimate Edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince isn't an essential purchase. It's appeal will mainly lie with Potter fans willing to gobble up whatever special features are made available. Thankfully, the new content Warner has included will delight said fans, particularly those who've been eagerly anticipating the next entry in the sprawling "Creating the World of Harry Potter" eight-part documentary.
Excerpt: Another accomplished installment in the popular fantasy franchise, though it's hard not to feel like this is little more than an interim piece in the overall story, presumably leading to something much bigger next time around. Or at least let's hope so.
Excerpt: "Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching.
In Theaters: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
23 May 2010
Excerpt: As evidenced by its record-testing midnight engagements, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is probably just as (if not more) review-proof as any movie this summer. It's usually an observation reserved for the inauspicious likes of Transformers and X-Men Origins: Wolverine , with their pots of gold at the ends of two crap-colored rainbows.
Excerpt: This is by far the darkest picture yet in the series, and displays will be put to the test in order to resolve the murky but stunning visuals. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack is just as impressive with well-placed discrete effects, superior dynamics, and great frequency response.
Excerpt: As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial...