Half Blood Prince

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    Jul 15, 2009 8:30 AM GMT
    Did anyone see this tonight? What'd you think?


    I personally think it was an epic fail. Worst Potter movie ever. And I don't say easily, bc I'm a huge HP fan, books and movies. It was just not as good as it could have been.
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    Jul 15, 2009 8:56 AM GMT
    I LOVE the books, read them a dozen times, but I hated the movies since the original Dumbledore passed way, the new one just wasn't him at all.

    I wont be seeing the latest one since the last epic failure!
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    Jul 15, 2009 9:04 AM GMT
    I await the DVD as always and not a pirated one either.icon_evil.gif
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    Jul 15, 2009 9:31 AM GMT
    i hate books
    i hate reading
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    Jul 15, 2009 10:58 AM GMT

    Read all of the books. Will see the movie ... sometime. I find that we're paying more money for, perhaps, a decrease in quality (and, in this case, more for less attention to detail). icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 15, 2009 11:00 AM GMT
    HP = band wagon I refuse to jump on. Never read the books, never seen the movies.
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    Jul 15, 2009 11:01 AM GMT
    I just got back from viewing the midnight showing here. So far, I liked it the most out of all the movies.

    It's been too long since I read the books, I need to go back and do it again icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 15, 2009 11:13 AM GMT
    lol I'm a HP kid

    The first one was on my 6th grade reading list, I remember writing a book report about it 11 years ago,

    Ever since I was hooked and i've waited in line at midnight and read each proceeding book within 2 days of release

    It annoys me greatly when people I know profess to be big HP fans and it turns out they haven't read any of the books
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    Jul 15, 2009 12:06 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidlol I'm a HP kid

    The first one was on my 6th grade reading list, I remember writing a book report about it 11 years ago,

    Ever since I was hooked and i've waited in line at midnight and read each proceeding book within 2 days of release

    It annoys me greatly when people I know profess to be big HP fans and it turns out they haven't read any of the books


    last book was sooooo good icon_smile.gif I can't wait for the movie. I'm surprised they made this one into it's own movie. There wasn't a lot of action in the book, not a lot happened that I could see being adapted easily into a movie. So I'm gonna go see it with low expectations
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    Jul 15, 2009 12:31 PM GMT
    I saw the movie at 12:02am last night. it's now 8:29am and I'm already in work actually doing work. The movie was great! It's much different than some of the earlier movies. This is much more mature and it deals with more teen/adult issues.

    This movie isn't filled with huge displays of magical wonder, its much more of a drama. I would definitely recommend it though. I think the cast seems to be coming into their own and are becoming quite good actors!
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    Jul 15, 2009 12:37 PM GMT
    syd_hockey_79 saidHP = band wagon I refuse to jump on. Never read the books, never seen the movies.


    we should join a club icon_biggrin.gif. never read the books, never saw the movies either

    have no interest in em
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    Jul 15, 2009 12:50 PM GMT
    I'm so happy when people like to come into a thread of people talking just so they can state.. I DON"T DO THAT..

    Well fuck me pussy cat.. would you like a round of applause and a medal.. how socially functional and cool you are
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    Jul 15, 2009 1:24 PM GMT
    I'm going to see it tonight and I'm excited. I loved the books so much, and even if the reviews of the movies are mixed I'm still going to go see them. Literature and cinema are two completely different art forms, and the movie is NEVER going be "as good as it could have been" compared to a book. What's interesting and SUPER difficult is how the book is translated into a visual medium. It would be impossible to make a 12-hour long movie to get everything that's in the book and caputure all of its nuance and subtlety. So quit ya complainin', get some popcorn and enjoy the damn thing already! icon_wink.gif


    Besides, it's a good excuse to go out with friends and be silly. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 15, 2009 3:53 PM GMT
    I enjoyed the movie. I wasn't expecting them to follow the book completely, but I think it could have been much better if they'd have stuck to the source material instead of adding in scenes that really had no place being in there.

    The acting improved leaps and bounds in this one though. Dan Radcliffe has come a long way from the first film.

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    syd_hockey_79 saidHP = band wagon I refuse to jump on. Never read the books, never seen the movies.


    we should join a club icon_biggrin.gif. never read the books, never saw the movies either

    have no interest in em


    The books are actually very well written novels. The plot lines alone will make your heads hurt if you really try to keep track of each of them. Then there's characters themselves.

    Really, read 'em. You can plow through the whole thing in a couple of weeks.
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    Jul 15, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidI'm so happy when people like to come into a thread of people talking just so they can state.. I DON"T DO THAT..

    Well fuck me pussy cat.. would you like a round of applause and a medal.. how socially functional and cool you are


    THANK. YOU.

    For my part, I've read the series three times now. Of COURSE the movies don't compare to the books. But they're highly entertaining and hit the main points well enough. A friend of mine back east saw the movie last night and loved it. He's an even bigger HP geek than I am, so I'm very much looking forward to tonight's show.
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    Jul 15, 2009 4:17 PM GMT
    syd_hockey_79 saidHP = band wagon I refuse to jump on. Never read the books, never seen the movies.


    avoiding the bandwagon= band wagon

    and so I jumped on HP like it was my job.
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    Jul 15, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    If you like the drama/dialogue aspects of the books this movie will please you. If you were waiting for the epic battles that should have ensued, you will be disappointed.

    Still a fun movie for all HP fans.
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    Jul 15, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    There's a bunch of us who have been going to the midnight premieres for years. I always enjoy the movies, but I never set the expectation that they'll follow the books 100%. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Great to see the actors growing up. Malfoy finally gets to show some acting chops. And a huge Snape fan, as always. Most of the crowd last night seemed to really enjoy it.
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    Jul 15, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    I was really disappointed with the 5th movie. It was the first movie that I had seen having read the book first. It was so much that was left out.

    The Half Blooded Prince movie had several changes from the book but did not change the story. It had alot more of the book in this movie as compared to the 5th one, but it felt a little rushed and I could not really get into it as much.

    I still enjoyed it, but now I can appreciate The Order of the Phoenix more now.

    I will will see it again before the final judgment. Overall it was funnier than expected and not as sad.

    I am now glad they are going to split the 7th book into 2 movies to stay true to the book and give it justice.

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    Jul 15, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    I cant wait to see the move like many people here. Althought I would love to watch the premiere tonight. I am going to visit my sister in Chicago this weekend and I am waiting till this weekend so we can go together and watch it.
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    Jul 15, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidI'm so happy when people like to come into a thread of people talking just so they can state.. I DON"T DO THAT..

    Well fuck me pussy cat.. would you like a round of applause and a medal.. how socially functional and cool you are


    you know i love you right?icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 15, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    This is just a good movie. A lot of HP fans are going to get their panties in a bunch bc ZOMG IT WASN'T 100% THE BOOK.
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    Jul 15, 2009 8:00 PM GMT
    I'm going to see it later this evening, so I will comment on it later. I listened to all of the books on CD and loved the story.
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    Jul 15, 2009 8:04 PM GMT
    Epic fail was right. The good parts were REALLY good, but bad parts were HORRIBLE!
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    Jul 15, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    It was interesting, because they try to get the overall story true to novel, but in all the wrong ways. And unfortunately, in a lot of made-up scenes, or how it didn't happen at all.

    I also thought the editing of the movie was just way too erratic and hard to follow if you hadn't read the books. Alot of jumping around and un-resolved situations.

    Basically disappointing to anyone who has read the books and overly-confusing to those who haven't.

    And one last thing, before I drop it....where the heck is all the "magic"?! They never seem to do half as much spells as they do in the book! My favorite parts are when there's a battle and people are screaming spells and curses left and right, super intense and I love the variety of spells there are and what they do. However in these movies, they never seem to include that and its just a bunch of wand-waving with nothing being said. They aren't supposed to know how to do that yet. Uhh....im getting all worked up! Haha, the only magic battle that was legit, was the Dumbledore vs. Voldemort scene in the last movie. That was sick. And the only amazing magic in this movie was Dumbledore destroying the Inferi. THAT was sick-looking. But that was it....a let down as usual.

    So thats my rant, and now im done.



    P.S. Teenage Voldemort is damn fine!!