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Rumor Alert: A Second Test Screening Held for Half-Blood Prince?

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Posted by: sue
March 11, 2009, 09:37 PM


Hang on everyone, as The Sun is reporting tonight a second "secret" test screening for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was held yesterday. In true tabloid fashion, the paper declares that "the handful of devotees came out blasting film bosses for making key characters and plot-lines from JK ROWLING’s best-seller disappear...as if by magic." As such, the article contains only negative reactions to this supposed screening, with no details provided on where and when these comments were made. One example of reactions as the paper writes " the Half-Blood Prince of the title barely features. Worse still the film was slammed as too SOPPY."

To read more, click here. We are trying to obtain more information about this test screening and will update with more when we can.

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166 Comments

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94 Points

Yes, leave it to the Sun to blow everything out of proportion, however even in inflamed half-truths there is probably an initial root of fact.

Posted by Ecrof G on March 12, 2009, 06:23 PM report to moderator
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Best not to forget that The Sun is owned by News Corporation, who incidently enough own one of Warner’s biggest rivals, 20th Century Fox. Not that Rupert Murdoch would allow his companies to use negative campaigns in his newspapers of course……….

Posted by kerayze on March 12, 2009, 06:43 PM report to moderator
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This doesn’t worry me at all. The same paper showed the picture of the Harry/Ginny kiss last week and not only did they call it “The first ever sneak-peek”- which we know is NOT true- they also put a caption underneath that said “Harry is seen here with his girlfriend Cho”.

Reliable source? I think not. I doubt there is one single person who works for that paper who has actually even read the books.

Posted by Bookworm_Weasley {HS} {ROAR} on March 12, 2009, 06:52 PM report to moderator
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GO ON YAHOO.CO.UK AND ITS ON THE MAIN NEWS PAGE ABOUT THIS SCREENING HEADLINE IS HARRY POTTER AND THE DISSAPOINTING SCREENING, SURELY WARNER BROS AND DAVID YATES WILL FIND OUT ABOUT THIS. OH PLEASE DONT LET THIS BE TRUE. I JUST WANT IT TO BE BETTER THAN ORDER OF THE PHOENIX. I DONT SUPPOSE ANYONE KNOWS WHERE TO WRITE TO WARNER BROS OR DAVID YATES DO THEY TO VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT THE TERRIBLE CUTS IN THE FILMS THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING. ONE COMMENT I READ WAS ABOUT THE YOUNG KIDS THAT LOVE HARRY POTTER, THEY DONT WANNA BE BORED WITH STUPID RELATIONSHIPS AND SLOPPINESS THEY WANNA SEE ACTION AND MAGIC. THE ROMANCE SHOULD HAVE JUST BEEN A LIGHT RELIEF WITH THE MAJOR PLOT POINTS TAKING CENTRE STAGE. WELL DONE DAVID YATES, YOU DESTROYED ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, SOUNDS LIKE YOUVE DESTROYED HALF BLOOD PRINCE AND YOUR DIRECTING DEATHLY HALLOWS TO, GOD HELP UP US. NICE ONE FOR DESTROYING THE FRANCHISE YOU LOSER.

Posted by jaiboi2 on March 12, 2009, 07:16 PM report to moderator
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Hmmm I don’t know if I want to read the article then!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on March 12, 2009, 07:37 PM report to moderator
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I suggest you do read it and make up your own mind about it. but its all over yahoo uk news and the negative comments that people are making when u click on the story is unbelievable. im pretty sure with it making uk news and how many millions of us brits buy the sun paper im sure it will filter down to the movie makers and the saddest director of harry potter so far david yates. maybe they might just listen for once and not wreck deathley hallows coz i can assure you if these rumours are true and the half blood prince is as rubbish as there making out rest assured i wont be bothering with the final two movies ill borrow someone elses dvd coz warner bros wont be getting my money, oh how they have screwed things up and it all started with the decision to delay the movie. worst mistake in there movie history.

Posted by jaiboi2 on March 12, 2009, 07:54 PM report to moderator
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510 Points

Is WB going to get off their ass anytime soon and make a statement regarding this garbage? I think the longer they wait to shoot these lies down the more it will spread to more reputable news sources and eventually it will get to their precious “average movie-goers” who may no longer want to see the film if they think its bad. True or not WB needs to hurry up and nip this in the bud pronto!

Posted by bella vita on March 12, 2009, 08:10 PM report to moderator
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LOL, since when does the Sun get any facts straight? Have they had even ONE accurate article about HP ever? I can’t recall one.

Posted by lemonade on March 12, 2009, 09:31 PM report to moderator
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Why do they waste time on these test screenings? WB is NEVER going to listen to anyone. They only do what they THINK will get them more money which is what they’re after with the least possible effort (why bother reading such a long book? What is it about, teenage wizards snogging? No problem.) and the lowest level of competence. They don’t even KNOW that they’re wasting a huge budget, a brilliant story and the best actors in the world. It doesn’t matter anyway: the moviegoers are guaranteed whatever they do and whatever anybody says.

And it’s sad to confess it, but that includes me. In spite of everything I really want to watch it, imagining what a fabulous film someone with talent could have made, and trying not to blink in order to catch a nanosecond glimpse of the wonderful Half Blood Prince (if there’s one thing about this test screening that I believe 100% it is that “the Half-Blood Prince of the title barely features”. Now, there’s a surprise…!)

Posted by Gloria on March 12, 2009, 09:41 PM report to moderator
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I’m going to wait to worry until I read something from someone who was actually there. Besides, we all know already that they’re going to cut lots of stuff, so that’s not really news.

Posted by badger666 on March 12, 2009, 10:04 PM report to moderator
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It’s probably not worth fretting about. We will all make up our own minds when we see it. Until then, we always know that some things will be cut for the sake of time, it’s hard to turn 600 plus page book of such amazing depth into a two-hour movie. If we could deal with the mash-up that was PoA, we can deal with anything!

Posted by missskye «Я☼AR» {OoM2} on March 12, 2009, 10:48 PM report to moderator
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The story has been confirmed by WB as false.

Posted by ZoeRose on March 12, 2009, 10:58 PM report to moderator
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" Warner Bros have confirmed that the report, which originated with The Sun, is false. It stated that many fans were upset with the film, giving many quotes.

The information they gathered was actually from the Chicago screening that took place last September. This is the only screening of Half-Blood Prince that has taken place."

Posted by ZoeRose on March 12, 2009, 11:00 PM report to moderator
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I’m sure they’ve dropped lots of important plot lines – but I hope they haven’t made a simplistic teen romance out of this dark and complex story! Let’s hold onto the fact that the trailer looks really promising until someone who was in the test audience actually speaks out about what they saw.

Posted by Agrippa1 on March 13, 2009, 01:43 AM report to moderator
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you just can’t have all things Half Blood Prince in 2 hours, so the content would be compromised. Let’s hope it doesn’t seem so bad as this tabloid makes it out to be…

Posted by Pratiksha on March 13, 2009, 03:07 AM report to moderator
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