Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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All of the Harry Potter movies have entertained us with magic, action, and adventure and in the latest film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, we even have romance. After an attack on London by the Death-Eaters, Professor Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) intercepts Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliff ) at a railroad station before a date with his best friend’s sister, Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright). Professor Dumbledore takes Harry to an isolated village where they meet Professor Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) and ask him to teach a potion class the upcoming year at Hogwarts. (I’m still not sure why Harry needed to go along, but after 6 films I’m used to being confused.) The two take Professor Slughorn back to Hogwarts where Harry learns some secrets from him about the Dark Lord. Harry also finds an old book full of secret potions and spells that has the words, “Property of the Half-Blood Prince” inscribed on the cover. Meanwhile, Hermione (Emma Watson) has developed a major crush on Ron (Rupert Grint) and Harry has become known as the “Chosen One.” (Reminds me of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars but we’ll pretend we don’t notice.) In the very beginning, this film has so many plots and subplots that it’s difficult for the non- Harry Potter fan to follow, but fortunately the second half settles down nicely. Some of the romantic scenes are funny and there’s no shortage of top quality visual and sound effects. Even with all of the positive attributes, I’m still not a big Harry Potter fan. The acting is improving with each film, but I just don’t like that every situation can be fixed with the wave of a wand. (With that comment I’m sure I will have a magic spell cast on me by a fat kid in a wizard hat and robe) Overall, it’s well done, entertaining, and I’m giving this film a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.