Sunday, March 7, 2010

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar:

Best Cinematography

Aren't people bored with Harry Potter movies?! I can't tell if the story is poor starting with the book or do the adaptations just get worse and worse. I have no idea what this 2 hours and 10 minutes movie was about: all so confusing and unbalanced. I'm no expert in Harry Potter (though, seen all), but this has got to be the weakest movies of the series, right?
And they didn't even give us Ralph Fiennes who is a delicious villain. The visual effects were... nice, but the Cinematography nomination is an unfortunate event. What's wrong with the people from that Cinematography branch? Haven't they seen Bright Star, Where the Wild Things Are, Public Enemies, ANYTHING?!
My rating for the film: 5.5/10. Confusing story, but I salute Jim Broadbent's effective supporting performance. I hope the final 2 episodes will give a decent ending.


  1. As a former Harry Potter fanboy (books and movies) I was SO disappointed with this one! It was trying too hard to be like "Twilight" with all that teen drama, and the music, which is one of my favorite things from previous Potter films, was not great at all. The cinematography nom was a total WTF for me. haha hopefully the last two are better...

  2. Ha. I loved this as you know, the best of the lot for me and Grint and Broadbent were excellent. Robert bite your tongue, trying to be like Twilight. Blech.

  3. I'm one of those wise people who haven't seen any of the Twilight movies :D