Harry Potter Week – Day #2

Directed by David Yates
Starring
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Rupert Grint
  • Emma Watson
  • Alan Rickman
  • Maggie Smith
  • Michael Gambon
  • Robbie Coltrane
Screenplay by Steve Kloves
Genre Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Certificate

12

UK Release Date 15th July 2009

Summary

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old potions book that is “the property of the Half-Blood Prince” and learns more than he could ever imagine. Also Dumbledore and Harry begin to learn more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past.

Is The Plot Interesting?

The plot has exciting elements to it but it also has lots of meaning and it gives us time to think about the future of these characters and how they will deal with the road ahead that has already been decided for them.

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Is The Acting Good?

The acting is amazing from the entire cast but the person who stood out this time was Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore. He brings the weak and vulnerable side to the character this time and it’s really interesting to watch.

Is The Directing Good?

David Yates returns as the director in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. It’s not his best work, but it’s decent. He directed Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix so he knew what to expect and I think that really helped him direct this movie.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography is good, it didn’t really surprise me but it was fine. You could see the cinematography had been thought about carefully, especially in scenes like the Quidditch tryouts and the cave scene.

Is It Worth Watching?

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince sets up the next part in the franchise really well, leaving us with questions that need to be answered but also answering a few that we had already.

5/5

Should I tell you to hide, you hide. Should I tell you to run, you run. Should I tell you to abandon me and save yourself, you must do so. Your word, Harry.

– Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore