Saturday, July 25, 2009
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
I was looking forward to the Half Blood Prince and after i watched it,i was quite disappointed really. i think compared with the movies i see so far this year like Startrek,Terminator Salvation,Transformers, i wouldn't rank Harry Potter in the same rank as them.
Well...i didn't watch the books so i find it hard to understand certain areas whereby as if the movie is targeted at harry potter novel readers and expect you to fill in the gaps yourself. yeah..i know it's quite hard to pack alot of things into a 2hour45minit movie...but then...hey..it's hollywood and it a competitive world.
As i say, they are many loop holes in and disappointment in the film. first of all, is the first scene where the real world is being attacked..ya..the scene is good..but then..there's no follow up to that event! so it feels like it's completely unnecessary.
I remember when i watched the trailer, the most memorable thing is Harry's shoutout "Fight Back You Coward Fight Back!" so that made me quite interested to watch the battle scene in which when i saw it, it was disappointed again because the battle scene was too short and not cool at all.
And when it came to revealing the truth of the Half Blood prince, i think it should be an important part as it's the movie's title but yet it was downplayed again. haha, maybe Harry should scream back "No~~~~~" like when Dark Vader said "I'm your father!" to Luke.
One more thing...when the bad guys killed off Dumbledore...why did they escape? i thought they will turn the castle into theirs or burn the castle or something...instead the break things and leave?
Hmm..anyway i wouldn't be suprise if Dumbledore got resurrected? haha. it's a magical world, anything can happen right? but i don't think so, as the next movie would be more focus on Harry. oh..ya..it's too bad Harry didn't get to learn the big fire wielding technique from Dumbledore, or don't tell me as Harry is the chose one, he is able to learn a spell just by watching others do it? (like Sharingan:P)
overall...i think the director should put more effort and should make the storyline more understandable like treating the audience like non-novel readers. for example i think michael bay did a good job for transformers as it is able to target audience outside the transformers fan base as well.
Among all the harry potter film i like The Goblet of Fire best, as i think it's quite a transition whereby the movie become darker and one of harry's senior died..
oh well..not that i like to see important character dying...just that i think the movie just become more serious compare to its early years of targeting children market.
But even though the loop holes, i still think that the movie is watchable as there's alot of nice magic special effect and funny humour make up for it. haha, watchable if you didn't put too much expectation! as some part of the movie i would feel that it's dragging the plot.
No thumbs up for this series of Harry Potter:(
P.S. haha, Dumbledore looks very like Gandalf!