So last week I went to see the first screening of Half-Blood Prince and I've got to say I was really pleasantly surprised. It's not my favourite book (doesn't feature nearly enough of my favourite twins), but what couple of Fred and George scenes the film did feature were damn good. The WWWs set was nothing short of fantastic, which is unsurprising as it took a year to complete.
My main gripes are as follows: not enough Fred/George, but then that was the case in the book anyway and at least the scriptwriters made more of an attempt at tackling their humour (which has been a train wreck in previous films); Harry's feelings for Ginny felt a bit rushed, though it was still sweet and Bonnie Wright proved herself an actress in her own right; not enough Fenrir or Luna - they were both simply brilliant; Tonks/Remus was a bit random, but at least it was there; NO - FREAKING - BILL. I know quite a few friends were totally gutted at that, but there is good news - he has
been cast for the next film!
I was the only person sniggering when Dumbledore died. Shame on me. I think it was the slow-motion fall and the fact that I could hear Homer Simpson in my head saying "Graaaaystache! No man should outlive his fictional wizard!" (which is funnily enough exactly what my mate was thinking XD).
My overall opinion - it wasn't the best film in the series, but it certainly wasn't the worst. The humour was very good, Tom Felton did a wonderful performance and I'm downright in love with WWWs. I'll definitely be seeing it a second time around.
So, what's everyone else's thoughts on the film? Does it make you itch to see Deathly Hallows (camping part 1 & 2 XD)?( Collapse )