MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

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

HBP Film
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.

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent HBP Film News


10022 Points

Not the Burrow!

Posted by BlackCat13 on April 25, 2009, 09:31 AM report to moderator
1925 Points

It all sounds so…dramatic! :)

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on April 25, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
660 Points

This scene would have been to raw in the book. If it was written in lavish detail, having “home” under attack would have been difficult. It was bad enough to have the yard violated during the wedding and we had warning that it was coming.

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on April 25, 2009, 10:07 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

I have a good feeling about this scene. I hope they use this opportunity to capture love too rather than just action. Well after seeing the newer trailer I must admit I think that scene will have the love in it. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then here I go lol: well in the trailer you see the family outside the flames and Ginny then jumps over the flames and my guess is she goes to help Harry. Though its not in the book it still is a very good idea.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on April 25, 2009, 10:16 AM report to moderator
1126 Points

I still don’t get where the Burrows scene fits in. Is it replacing the fight in the castle where they fight the Death Eaters and Harry tries to stop Snape? :?

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on April 25, 2009, 10:22 AM report to moderator

I didn’t mind the added scenes in Goblet of Fire because they were well done and added some humor to movie, but this I can’t see. It just seems pointless and I’d rather they’d added a scene with Bill and Fleur.

Posted by AletheaR on April 25, 2009, 10:38 AM report to moderator
50 Points

I’m exctied. I feel like the scene will help give the readers a sense of constant terror. And remind them that the Death Eaters are everywhere and always looking to strike. The sense of foreboding seems to come out really well.

Posted by Lulu42 on April 25, 2009, 11:24 AM report to moderator
28416 Points

The filmakers already commented about this being to show the jeopardy that everyone is in now Voldemort and his followers are getting stronger. I would also assume that setting it at a place we know and love and featuring characters we care about makes it work on a more emotional level. I am also pretty sure that this has been approved by Jo. About the part werewolf thing, I bet that is just someone writing without doing their homework properly!

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on April 25, 2009, 11:25 AM report to moderator
395 Points

Maybe Lupin is only part werewolf because it’s a half moon? LOL

Posted by hufflepuff_86 [OTC] on April 25, 2009, 11:41 AM report to moderator
3526 Points

yes i’m sure they have it right by saying Lupin is part-werewolf, because he only transforms once a month by moonlight, i would assume there are people born werewolves with different effects…in my mind i would call Fenrir Greyback a true werewolf because his appearances always resemble what he is, and he never truly transforms back…his mind remains unaltered.

now i usually dislike the fact of them adding new scenes and cutting out perfectly good ones that were portrayed in the book, but this scene actually sounds okaay =) even if i’m only saying that because it means an extra scene for Bella xD she’ll do it beautifully without a doubt. i do however wonder where in the movie this scene will take place…?

Posted by DesQueJteVois on April 25, 2009, 12:02 PM report to moderator
1770 Points

Also, the whole “Lupin catching a strange scent” thing totally reminds me of too many bad fanfics, LOL.

Posted by Kelsey on April 25, 2009, 12:05 PM report to moderator
76 Points

It sounds awesome.

Posted by Bader on April 25, 2009, 12:18 PM report to moderator
3526 Points

the whole “catches a scent” part sounds pretty…cheesy lol

Posted by DesQueJteVois on April 25, 2009, 12:23 PM report to moderator
415 Points

lupin SMELLING something? is he supposed to have super smell???

Posted by kira902k on April 25, 2009, 12:25 PM report to moderator
372 Points

ugh, i don’t like the sound of this new scene- why add new scenes when there are so many great scenes in the book that they are leaving out?!

Posted by Rinny on April 25, 2009, 12:31 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Jul. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

"Okay... how's this for a theory," said Ron excitedly. "Krum attacked Crouch -- no, wait for it -- and then Stunned himself!"[br]"And Mr. Crouch evaporated, did he?" said Hermione coldly.[br]"Oh yeah..."