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USA TODAY: Burrow Attack Scene in Half-Blood Prince a Standout Scene

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Posted by: sue
April 24, 2009, 10:34 PM

We've known for many months now, even witnessed footage seen in the newest trailer, that there is to be an attack on the Burrow included in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In their guide to Summer movies, the USA Today has a very brief preview of the film, and notes the events at the Burrow are a "Standout Scene." While this preview is only a few sentences long, it does contain a cool new detail and slight description of the attack:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July 17)
Warner Bros.

The principals (Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint) return for the sixth installment, as Lord Voldemort's threat hangs heavier over Hogwarts as Dumbledore prepares Harry for the final battle with his ultimate foe. Meanwhile, adolescent hormones run wild through the corridors of the academy.

Standout scene: While visiting Harry and the Weasleys, part-werewolf Lupin (David Thewlis) catches a strange scent outdoors. Soon huge snake-like flames slither toward the house as Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) appears and leads Harry into the marshes while fire begins to consume the porch and walls.

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1439 Points

I’m looking forward to this add-on scene, although I wasn’t too thrilled to at first to hear they were straying from the book.

Posted by muzic823{ROAR} on April 25, 2009, 03:58 AM report to moderator
153 Points

yea! screen time for Lupin!!

Posted by Shalanarah on April 25, 2009, 04:06 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

Yay for HBP!!! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 25, 2009, 04:34 AM report to moderator
5439 Points


Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on April 25, 2009, 04:40 AM report to moderator
1884 Points

Sounds great!!! Still haven’t watched the trailer though!!! :D

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on April 25, 2009, 06:22 AM report to moderator
208 Points


Posted by Rita_Dumbledore94 on April 25, 2009, 06:25 AM report to moderator
3987 Points

Well, I guess it’ll be good, although I don’t generally like non-canon scenes. :S

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on April 25, 2009, 06:27 AM report to moderator
347 Points

maybe Lupin will fight Greyback in there werewolf forms? Maybe not. But that would be cool. I wanna know when this attack will take place. Will it be before school? at the end? at christmas? considering every main scene is in the film from the book, i think they shouldn’t have done this. But it might be awsome! I’m just worried for the burrow. It’s such a lovely house :P

Posted by HarryRichardsPotter on April 25, 2009, 07:20 AM report to moderator
1839 Points

Seems like I remember some time back they were discussing how the Burrow scene was not part of the book, but used to represent some of the horrors resulting from Voldemort’s return. The book details many, but they just can’t do all that in a movie. Of course, it’s ALWAYS a good thing to have more Lupin!

Posted by Lillylove on April 25, 2009, 07:46 AM report to moderator
2012 Points

I’m really looking forward to that scene just to see what they do with it

Posted by - Mishh. (WBM) on April 25, 2009, 08:02 AM report to moderator
2573 Points

Can’t wait

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on April 25, 2009, 08:27 AM report to moderator
335 Points

I think it looks really good! Personally I’m not the biggest fan of added scenes but this one looks like it might be awesome.

Posted by joeys_mommy on April 25, 2009, 08:49 AM report to moderator
281 Points

I’m just glad that Lupin gets some screentime.

Posted by pixi jo *ROAR* on April 25, 2009, 08:59 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

part-werewolf!? catches the strange scent!!!!??? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. although it looks pretty interesting in trailers,I still think there was ne need for that scene. but looking forward to see it.

Posted by Matea on April 25, 2009, 09:19 AM report to moderator
3908 Points

What is the scent that Lupin catches? I didn’t even think he could use the werewold senses thing when he’s not a wolf…thing. lol

Posted by Imperiused! on April 25, 2009, 09:22 AM report to moderator
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