Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

harry potter and the half blood prince poster featuring draco malfoyThe 6th installment of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, the movie adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" premiered last July 15 (16 here in Asia). It proves to be darker than previously released films, focusing more on the evil side of magic.

Draco Malfoy is being forced to aid the Dark Lord as it is expected of him as the son of a Death Eater. Severus Snape creates an unbreakable vow with his mother in order to ensure Draco will be protected in his mission. Would this mean that Dumbledore has indeed misplaced his trust on Severus? Would this be a mistake with which he will pay a severe price for?

I was fortunate enough to be able to watch this last Sunday. I have to say, despite being a fan of the book, this is probably my favorite movie adaptation among the 6. Maybe because the ending didn't feel rushed this time?

Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, is really growing up to be a very pretty lady. My officemate and I have been talking about Draco Malfoy's fate in the final book, and I told her it makes more sense to me now why he turned after watching the 6th movie. I think he may have been traumatized with his mission, and he was really nothing more than an arrogant young boy. I don't really like Ginny Weasly though... I imagined she'd be prettier than Hermione. >.<;;;

I'm still glad Rowling decided to focus this book on the half-blood prince though. He's one of my favorite characters in the series. Or rather, he's become my favorite in teh series when it ended.

I can't wait for the final 2 movies for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows"! The book disappointed me enough, so I'm hoping the movie will bring it back to light...


  1. I wanna watch it too ; ;
    So many movies I wanna watch >.> so broke~

  2. I never get to watch movies, to be honest... but somehow, I've managed to watch all 6 HP films in the cinema~ ♥

  3. i also watched the film...

    can't wait to see the final movie...
    though i haven't read the last book yet.. hehe

  4. The last book disappointed me with its ending. :( But I suppose J.K.Rowling was going for the kid-friendly "happily ever after" ending.

    ...then again, saying Dumbledoor is gay isn't exactly kid-friendly. D: