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Film Review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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´╗┐Alia Syed ? Y11 DahlLanguage - #1Mr. Miotti Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG) Plot Harry Potter (Radcliffe) returns for yet another magical and action-packed year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, along with his best friends, Ron Weasley (Grint) and Hermione Granger (Watson). Dumbledore seeks Harry?s help and sets a task which only he can accomplish; this task could possibly reveal one of the greatest secrets of Lord Voldemort. Harry already has a lot on his plate when he finds a mysterious Potions textbook which had belonged to the so-called ?Half-Blood Prince?. Little does he know of the trouble a simple textbook can create. Review The sixth installment of the Harry Potter series manages to fit the requirement of most fans and leaves them in awe at the end. But really, what does a person expect when they decide to go to the cinema and watch this movie? ...read more.


In previous movies, Grint played the role of a trusty sidekick and best friend, but is never quite satisfied due to the fact that the limelight is always on Harry. In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Grint brilliantly plays Ron, who is now portrayed as a boy who basks in attention when he gets it. When Ron performs splendidly in his first Quidditch match, he enjoys the attention given to him by the members of his house, and ends up in a relationship with lovesick Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave). Watson spectacularly fulfills the role of the emotional, heartbroken, and angry Hermione Granger. She displays a spot-on interpretation of Granger and is able to portray every angle of the character. Radcliffe cleverly plays the role of Harry Potter, the protagonist, and displays the usual attitude of humbleness, bravery, courage, and acceptance of responsibility. Potter also develops feelings for Ginny Weasley and is secretly enveloped with jealousy because she is in a relationship with Dean Thomas. ...read more.


The older audience would appreciate the mystery, suspense, and comedy, coupled with romance. The movie ends with a sudden series of events taking place which slightly change the course of the film. The audience is left in astonishment, even those who have read the book, and are craving for a sequel. Overall, Yates succeeds in interpreting J.K Rowling?s book in a beautiful manner, and possibly fulfills the audience?s expectations. Let?s hope that Yates can keep up this positive impression and doesn?t disappoint the viewers with the release of the last two parts of the series. Verdict Those who enjoy magic and mystery will definitely enjoy Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. The performances of the cast are worth watching, as are the special effects. Even those who aren?t interested in such genres may find something else in the film that is to their liking. Nevertheless, the legendary series is coming to an end so most Harry Potter maniacs are treasuring what?s left of it. After all, who wouldn?t love to be transported to a magical world for 153 minutes? Reviewer: Alia Syed ...read more.

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