Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince.

The world of Harry Potter is getting darker. Muggles, ordinary people to those of you who aren't Potter fans, are being killed. Evil is running rampant and must be stopped. The fate of the world now rests on the shoulders of a teenager. The sixth installment of the Harry Potter series is in my opinion the best yet. Harry is almost ready for the final confrontation with Lord Voldemort. There is a lot of action packed into this movie. It runs for almost two and a half hours and to me it flew by. I was impressed with the job that Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy. The Malfoy story was one of my favorite parts of the book and it was well done here. Felton did an excellent job as he becomes a reluctant pawn in Voldemort's plans.

So much goes on here that a lot of familiar faces are reduced to practically cameo roles. My only complaint is this book should have been split in two like they are doing with the Deathly Hallows. However, if you haven't read the book all the major points are presented and it is a cohesive story. It is excellent set-up for what is coming. To lighten the movie a little we get to see cast act their age. After all, they are 17 years old and hormones are coming to the fore front. It is a lot of fun watching them deal with love, especially when a love potion is involved. IMDB currently rates this movie a 7.9. I gave it a 9.

In a related Harry Potter story, actor Jamie Waylett, who plays Vincent Crabbe, one of Draco Malfoy's goons, was arrested for growing marijuana in his bedroom. He was sentenced to 120 hours of community service. At least he didn't try to claim Voldemort made him do it.
Travis was right. An apostrophe is used to form a contraction.
Today's question is Grade 3/World Geography.

The Alps are a mountain range located primarily on which continent?
I knew this one. 113-20.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

I also saw this the night it came out. I was at karate camp, and we went and saw it at midnight as a group. I thought it was okay--no more or less than I would expect out of a Harry Potter movie.