I took the kids to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this weekend at the Kerasotes theaters in Castle Rock, CO. The Fandango website at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince describes the movie as follows:
“Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information…”
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth Harry Potter movie from the book series of billionaire author J.K. Rowling. The movie has already done close to $80 million at the box office with $9.5 million in sales just on Tuesday of this week! Needless to say, it’s another awaited blockbuster with the return of Harry Potter and his buddies fighting against the forces of darkness.
The special effects and storyline of all the Harry Potter films are very well done, especially if you’re a person who likes fantasy type movies. Becky hates these films, so she opted to not go and I took the kids to this 2 hour and 33 minute movie that is starting to grow up just a little too much. The characters are getting older now and they are starting to want to date one another, which will appeal to the millions who are now teenagers or in their twenties from when the book series first came out.
The evil character Voldemort never shows up in this one, but you discover some other evil characters that you didn’t suspect from the previous movies. Conroy was really ticked off that something happened to one of the main character and he was mad about it after the movie, so he definitely got pulled into this flick like a fish that took the bait. He made sure that he rated it Worth The Trip instead of a Don’t Miss It.
I didn’t read the books, so I’m just watching the series and frankly it’s getting a bit tiring now. I’m thinking the seventh film will be a good one to end this film series on, but our kids still really like it. I’m tired of hearing Harry’s friend’s scream “Harry!”, but the movies are still entertaining. This one is definitely way too long and I was hoping it would have been more like two hours instead of nearly three hours with Previews. Still, if you’re a Harry Potter fan you’ll like this one and want to see it on the Big Screen, but you probably already knew that, didn’t you?
Our kids are definitely Harry Potter movie fans.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – * Don’t Bother
Corban – **** Don’t Miss It
Conroy – *** Worth The Trip
Bianca – **** Don’t Miss It
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