Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: A Halved Effort

“Once again I must ask too much of you, Harry.” – Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was quite frankly a disappointment on my part, considering that I am a very big Harry Potter fan.
The movie was a half-hearted effort of reliving the magic of Hogwarts into the big screen. True enough and expectedly, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was well made with a huge number of actors and astounding CGI (there has been a very big improvement with previous HP movies in terms of CGI).

The story however, as expected too, didn’t directly intertwine with the book’s details. I am not particular with what details they missed or left out but gut instinct tells me that there were actually instances or some details in the book that were cut from the movie.

There was little plot development as Harry now began to discover the truth of Voldemort’s immortality through the Horcruxes: objects where Voldemort placed a part of his soul in to protect himself from death. Character development was also a half hearted effort since it only revolved around the romance of Harry and Ginny, and Ron and Hermione. It was a partial success at giving the Harry Potter movie franchises a maturity boost considering there were more, how shall I put it, “intimate” moments, puppy love scenario and freakish stalker love-lust combo.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince just gave way to what we are about to expect in its final movie coming the next couple of years and I just hope that by then, the last movie should be one to remember.