i went to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince last weekend and i have to say.. i enjoyed it. a lot of people who have seen and have read the book before thought that Harry Potter 6 sucked. well.. i think ALL movies that is an adaptation from a novel would be labeled horibble, disappointing, and all words imaginable along those lines.
let me say this.. when watching any movie which is an adaptation from a novel, be prepared for changes because it WILL be different from the original version. expect and treat the movie version as a different version than the novel original version instead to avoid being disappointed after the movie.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is definately different from the novel. the basic storyline is still the same but they cut out a lot of history, quidditch and details from the book. well the past directors did the same in previous Harry Potter installments but this one is more then they should. a lot of stuff isn't properly explained that if you havent read the book.. some might be wondering stuff like 'what happened to him before the movie?' and 'what is that other thing got to do with all this?'. yes i fear things are incomprehensible to some but if you dont pay attention to those details, the movie is still pretty complete and fun to watch
the looks of the movie have changed a lot. gone the fun, childish world in the earlier Harry Potter movies and as we get to the fifth, everything kinda get this darker and darker mood. and in HP6, it literally have this dark dark tone. everthing is set in this pale, dark colour which sets the right mood for the ending of HP6. i love the camera works in this movie and how they played with shadows and reflections.
they even changed the quidditch match camera works and is now cooler and more involving.they managed to better conceal the cgi and blend the elements very well (compared to the other HP movies) but quidditch was a little too brief that maybe they should've put more from the book in the movie.
HP6 definately was missing all these important scenes from the book. but just maybe, they did shoot more from the book and maybe will include it in the DVD or some sort in an extended version. i sure hope this is the case.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is, ultimately, an introduction for the last book.. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which will be a 2 part movie. cant wait for that.. and i found this on the net. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows teaser poster.