Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Last night I went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. I am in New York on business this week so I figured it would be a great idea to see a midnight show, since it would only be 9 pm for me (having come from Pacific time). By the time the movie let out, it was 2:30 AM so I caught a cab back to my hotel and hit the pillow. My 6:00 AM wake up call came way too early. I had scheduled an early conference call for 6:30, so needless to say I am a zombie today. But it was worth it! Being a fan of the Harry Potter series I was excited to see this latest installment, one which fans have waited far too long. I wanted to be among the first to see it, in a crowded movie theatre filled with cheering fans. A Manhattan movie house at midnight was just the trick! Loads of enthusiastic muggles, some dressed up as wizards and witches, or Quidditch players. From my perspective the movie delivered, but I am hardly objective on the matter. People seem to be so obsessed with making comparisons to other films within a series. It's normal to say which installment you liked best or least, but I'm of the mind that I like the story and enjoy seeing it be told on screen. So even if this film isn't your favorite, think of it as a chapter in the greater series. It does have a few slow moving points, but overall it has lots of excitement, good storyline development and several interesting sub stories.

I'm not trying to write a review, or explain the plot, but just to say I saw it, I loved it and plan to see it again! What about you, are you planning to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?

13 comments:

© Karelian Blonde said...

Yep, I will go and see it most definetly :)

Kathy said...

We never go the the movies, but I would love to see this. I, too, am a great fan of JKR and was so sorry the series has ended. I (forever hopeful) can not wait until she announces she has changed her mind!

Rhodester said...

Who in the heck is this "Henry Potter" kid everyone's talking about today? He flies around with his magical friends doing good things and fighting evil? Geez, I do that and nobody made a movie about me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I know I am probably the only person in the world who has never seen any of The Harry Potter movies...But, I loved reading how you saw it and what you felt about it! Enjoy the rest of your time in New York, Rick.

Desert Songbird said...

You betcha! Daughter and I are probably going to see HP this weekend. Can't wait!

C said...

Ooooooh!!! I've been dying to see this!! Sadly, I now live on an island that is 2 hrs away from the nearest movie theatre. We will be seeing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince next week though! So excited! I saw your FB status and was soooo jealous that you already had tickets for the midnight showing!

I kind of chuckled when you wrote that the movie let out at 2:30 and your wake up call was at 6AM...and that you were a walking zombie. I remember when I was in my 20s and used to be able to survive on that little sleep. Now I NEED more than 4 hrs sleep or else it ain't purrrrrty in the morning.

Biddie said...

I missed the last two movies and I am way behind on the books, but I think that I will probably see it just the same. Everyone is raving about it, and the series never fails to entertain.

Lois Grebowski said...

I'm not a big HP fan, but hubby is. We'll probably go see the movie when the hubbub simmers down.

I hope that while you're in NYC you get to be on Cash Cab... It would be fun to see you on the show answering all the trivia questions correctly and winning big bucks...

kenju said...

I love the books and the movies, so, yes, I will be seeing it eventually.

Deepak Negi said...

Yesterday only went to see the movie but I didn't like this part very much. Actually in this part no bad character was punished.

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