Rumor Alert: A Second Test Screening Held for Half-Blood Prince?
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.
There’s nothing in that article that the fandom didn’t already know about. We already knew about the cuts that were made. The Sun is just trying to make news… I guess if you didn’t know about the changes that were made it might be a bit of a shock, but anyone who regularly visits Leaky or listens to Pottercast would know about most of these changes.
I also find it hard to believe that everyone who viewed this screening had the same exact negative reaction… Negativity sells, I guess.
I really think this is a publicity stunt, standard tabloid kind of thing to do, trying to rile up Potter fans like this. We’ve seen the previews, which look AWESOME, and I like many others here am just going to wait and enjoy the film and form my own opinion of it then.
Well thats too bad. I’m not too worried. Movie making’s a tough business and they’ve done wonderful with the first five. I just hope they dont push back the release date again or else we’ll be able to see all three movies back to back within the same month :)
Oh and Slughorn does not look like I thought he would.
From memory the first test screening had more positive things to say despite of the things we already know didn’t make it into the movie.
Ah well, it’s the Sun after all…