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Monday, July 20, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

No point arguing the book is better than the movie (as is typically the case anyway), but having read the book a while back and forgotten some details, the storyline seem fragmented, and was unable to hold my (admittedly short) attention span, unlike previous Harry Potter movies.

Don’t get me wrong though - the special effects were still spectacular (the intro being a swooping take on the vicinity which I thought would have been pretty cooler in 3D), the cast had grown up (including some slightly muscles and better acting – not that they were utterly bad before, but obviously experience has made them better). Raging teenage hormones fit for their current state in ‘life’ gave good banter. Credit as well to Luna Lovegood who was perfectly portrayed (at least, to my mind).

Not quite sure if ‘the magic was just lost’ on me, or if I’ve grown way older up too much not to enjoy it as much as I would have – a bit unfortunate that they sort of lost me midway the 2 hour – 33 min long movie and ended up wishing I spent the time reading the book again instead. I suppose (more) avid Harry Potter followers who would know the story by heart would feel otherwise. Perhaps this groundwork of a movie is best watched just before the final installments for the Deathly Hallows, which closes the series.

Forgiven and forgotten, hope the next one redeems and wins back this disillusioned fan.


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Scribe's Notes

This pitstop is where incoherent ramblings seem to have meaning, where things or events are thought of and assessed, where great things are documented and perhaps any not-so-good happenings are written down in attempt to be forgotten!

So from the diversely abstract to the intensely specific, it's off to making tracks, and it is here where it stops for a thought or two.

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