Thursday, July 16, 2009

hp 6

Like a true Potterhead, I watched the new Harry Potter film on its first screening day. Together with a few friends, avid Potter fans like me, we trooped to the cinema last night.

I've always treated the HP movies different from the books. Personally, I like the books better. Only because when you read the books, you let your imagination go wild and interpret the words and stories in whatever way you want it to be. But I like movies too. I'm a visual person, first and foremost. So it is a treat for me to watch the stunning details of other people's interpretation of the book.

Before we forget anything, The Harry Potter movies are films based on the novels. It says so in the credits of the film. Knowing this, we must accept that there will be stuff from the book that won't be in the movie. The newest installment is just that. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the filmmakers' interpretation of the book. And I liked it.

Here are 15 things I thought when I sat the entire 153 minutes of the film.

1. The visuals are great; the special effects superb. This is the most picturesque HP film to date.

2. And the most magical film too. The details, omg! From Slughorn's wrecked house to Weasleys' wizarding shop, amazing!

3. They've all grown old. Too old to be 16 year- olds. I mean, is that Neville Longbottom? He looked like somebody else's dad.

4. Question: How tall is Draco Malfoy?

5. In the previous films, I didn't think the filmmakers understood what Quidditch is. In this one, however, they finally got it. And it's bout time because there is no Quidditch in the final book. The Quidditch scenes are probably the most enjoyable parts of the movie. Fast-paced and full of action, an exhilarating experience.

6. Lavender Brown is Stifler's mom.

7. Was the script written by a stand-up comic? There are more laughs here than the first 5 movies combined.

8. Answer: Draco Malfoy must be at least 10 feet tall.

9. The Siege of the Burrow is stunning. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!

10. Bellatrix Lestrange is wicked. Helena Bonham-Carter's performance is so good, it's evil.

11. Jim Broadbent shines as Professor Slughorn.

12. Note to Harry: Wear heels if you're standing next to Ginny.

13. After about an hour and a half, you'll slightly feel it to drag a bit.

14. If you didn't read the book, you wouldn't understand why he was called the Half-Blood Prince.

15. The battle of Hogwarts there wasn't. Bummer.


Anonymous said...

Bummer?????????????? who cares if there wasnt a fight? Malfoy was Hot and thats all that mattters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kikomeister said...

clearly, we have different interests.