July 27, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince is the sixth part of the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. I thought I would not be interested in fantasy stories until I started reading Harry Potter. How I wish I could do all the things done by just having a wand and using the appropriate spells?!? And thats not it,,wat about the invisibility cloak ,the marauders map and Felix Felicitus??


Movie Review:

Of all the parts of HP that has been shot till now, Half blood Prince would be the most awaited one for all the HP readers. But to be honest the movie as a whole did not satisfy the expectations of HP fans. This part of the book has a heavy subject which features Voldermort's past and Dumbledore's guesses about the Horcruxes. But the movie has very less to say about these two.

Despite considering the fact that the entire book cannot be reproduced I have my own reasonable disappointments which I think would be common for anyone who is so much into HP. Iam satisfied and also happy with certain scenes though:

Satisfactions(or why dont we call it "Exceeds Expectations"):

I kept cursing the movie until the scene where Tom Riddle asks Slughorn what a Horcrux is and how the to have 7 of them since its a magical number. It was made fine and im pretty happy about it.

Then the scene where Dumbledore takes Harry to the cave where the third horcrux is present. I was really happy by the way the scene was shot. Again it Exceeds expectations!!



























The next scene where Draco, Bellatrix and Fenrir encounters the defenceless Dumbledore is also made good. Every reader of this book would have been waiting to watch this scene in particular and it has been shot good. A slight change acceptable though- instead of Dumbledore immobilising Harry he commands him to stay aside. And then comes Snape..none wud forget the last words of Dumbledore-"Severus ...please..."
And Snape yells Avada Kedavra.. The scene is so perfect.You cant deny it!!

Doubting Snape would have been common to anyoune until you read the last book. After you did, you cant curse him anymore. Being a fan of Snape, I was waiting for the next scene where Harry yells "Fight back you coward" and uses "Sectumsempra" spell Snape says in return "Dont you dare use my own spell against me Potter..Yes Iam the Half Blood Prince". Hats off to the HP team for making these last two scenes so perfect..Here is the grade for these two scenes-Exceeds Exceeds Exceeds Expectations :D

Disappointments:

As I said they should have focussed more on just 3 people-Voldermort, Albus Dumbledore and Harry (Of course Snape comes into the picture automatically) and not Ron, Lavender and Hermione. Why did they had to shoot the romance scenes between Ron and Lavender when there is so much important to show. And the scene where Ron drinks the Love Potion and talks about Romilda Vane. The team should have forgotten that they are making a movie that is a thriller and not a comedy.

I never thought they will elliminate the memory of Dumbledore where he takes Harry to Marvello Gaunt's house which has so much to tell about Voldermort's parents and grandparents. Weird! 2 minutes of this scene would not have caused much harm. And why the Quidditch match has to be given so much importance?

The story is about how well Dumbledore put things together to know about Voldermort and how he guides Harry through it. And the way he guesses wat the other Horcruxes are?? Those are not shown in the movie which again concludes to the point that they have give least importance to the most important scenes of the book.

And the ring that is supposed to be one of the Horcruxes.When I saw this scene I was like "Does that seem to look like it has a magical history to which Voldermort goes to an extent of making it a Horcrux?" They should have picked up a more artistic ring and not the one which is just simple.(Had Voldermort existed now, the entire team wud have been cursed big time :D)For that matter, the locket seemed to be better.

So tats it for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.

P.S- They could have made it better
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