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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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176 Points

It’s The Sun who is well known for faking stories like this so I’m not believing it at all.

Posted by Leo_Lovegood on March 11, 2009, 10:28 PM report to moderator
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686 Points

Say it aint so! I hope this is a fabrication.

Posted by Harry89 !ROAR! on March 11, 2009, 10:29 PM report to moderator
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1023 Points

Let real HP fan decide.

Posted by mobellatrixROAR on March 11, 2009, 10:30 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Magical Portrait Painter on March 11, 2009, 10:32 PM report to moderator
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1023 Points

Let real HP fans decide.

Posted by mobellatrixROAR on March 11, 2009, 10:32 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by eruanna317 on March 11, 2009, 10:41 PM report to moderator
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385 Points

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.

Posted by ProfKnight on March 11, 2009, 10:47 PM report to moderator
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Good or bad, it’ll be out soon and I am looking forward to some seriously fun Potter frenzy this summer…

Posted by Discribble on March 11, 2009, 10:50 PM report to moderator
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463 Points

it’s the Sun. FAIL. i bet it’s all lies.

Posted by silverwings [FTC!] on March 11, 2009, 10:51 PM report to moderator
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97 Points

i wouldn’t place too much importance in this.

Posted by robb on March 11, 2009, 10:53 PM report to moderator
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121 Points

don’t believe a crappy taploid like that, please.

Posted by Great Uncle Algie on March 11, 2009, 10:53 PM report to moderator
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2113 Points

I really hope this isn’t true

Posted by selene21 (ROAR) on March 11, 2009, 10:56 PM report to moderator
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I don’t know … the comments in the article actually DID seem like someone would say it. Especially about Dumbledore..

Posted by Christine on March 11, 2009, 11:08 PM report to moderator
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474 Points

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…

Posted by Kalin [WBM] on March 11, 2009, 11:14 PM report to moderator
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Why do I find myself thinking, “Lighten up, Francis!”

Posted by NDduLac [Dodo] on March 11, 2009, 11:20 PM report to moderator
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