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Early Review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Now Online

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Posted by: sue
June 27, 2009, 02:50 AM

A staffer at Hollywood.com attended an earlyl screening today of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and has now posted his review online. A very positive review, the author even titles the piece "Mr. Potter, Meet Mr. Oscar." The reviewer writes he was not a huge fan of the series before, however now:
  "stand back because now the Potter-loving beast in me has been unleashed after having witnessed a film that was not only exquisite in its production values, but was also charming, funny, scary, enchanting, moving (stop me, the adjectives could go on and on) and dare I say, sexy. Brilliantly directed by David Yates (he directed 2007’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a tour-de-force that combines style and substance, special effects and heart and most importantly great performances from all of the actors young and not-so-young.

Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter himself, has evolved into a really fine young actor who gives the film its emotional core. However, if Radcliffe is the heart, Michael Gambon is the film’s soul as Albus Dumbledore; Gambon gives a powerfully subtle performance as the de-facto father figure to young Mr. Potter. Of course, the always great Alan Rickman gives another menacingly creepy and memorable turn as the evil and duplicitous Severus Snape. The cinematography, music, set design and costumes are all amazing, and the film has a truly rich look to it reminiscent of the best of the old-school Hollywood epics.

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40 Comments

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22044 Points

great!!! and yeah! those actors are really great! I can’t wait for the movie!!! I wanna see Dan and the others!!!

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218 Points

IF THE REVIEW IS GOOD I BET THE FILM WILL BE!!!….this has made me even more eager to watch HP6…congrats David Yates:)

Posted by HIFireWhiskers58 on June 28, 2009, 04:31 PM report to moderator
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I am so excited to read this review!!! Could the next 18 days go any faster??

Posted by Muggle Mommy on June 28, 2009, 05:05 PM report to moderator
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783 Points

geez! I’m just Dying to see it now! as a hufflepuff would say, Squeee!

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on June 28, 2009, 06:03 PM report to moderator
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2475 Points

:O

I want to see movie now! RAWR!

LOL nice to see a positive review, especially of Gambon.

Posted by Kamidee {ROAR!} [TZS] on June 28, 2009, 10:51 PM report to moderator
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5413 Points

Very Excited!

Posted by Harry Potter 4 Ever!! on June 29, 2009, 01:54 PM report to moderator
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36743 Points

Thats good news !

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on June 29, 2009, 05:59 PM report to moderator
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44049 Points

Better than a bad review.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 30, 2009, 02:19 AM report to moderator
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3031 Points

its nice to here some positive things.. even if he said he hated it i would still see it i dont take the reviews so seriously

Posted by Horcruxalej on June 30, 2009, 03:25 AM report to moderator
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3048 Points

This positive review has only convinced me that I need to locate the nearest Time-Turner and use it to travel to the midnight showing of the movie.

Posted by Kirk on June 30, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
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