Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Yes, yes, it's great and I don't have to ramble on about it. Is it the best in the series so far like so many have proclaimed.....it didn't strike me as better or worse, simply part of the ongoing whole. The opening scene is assuredly a spectacle well worth making to catch in 3-D on the IMAX and the special effects overall are top drawer. It was refreshing to see Radcliffe to at last be able to inject some humor into the Potter role but the thing which struck me the most about the HALF-BLOOD PRINCE was the horror elements. Yes, they have been there throughout and yes critics and public alike have noted the darkness of this feature. It's to be expected as the book sure presented it and we are getting ready for the all out battle with you-know-who who shall not be named but one scene in particular stood out for me and it didn't involve the undead either. It concerns a "floating body" and the ferocity of the nature in which director David Yates delivers the incident will bugger people up for yearsto come. You can chalk it up there on the board with the classics it's so well done. I was a little let down by how the death of Dumbledore was handled but this was minor when compared to what amounts to yet another great episiode in the saga.


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