Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Review
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is my favorite Harry Potter movie although I would have to admit that I do not remember exactly how I felt after watching the first one. I just know that I really enjoyed the humour and adolescent issues in this, the sixth movie. Of course, it was also brilliantly produced and shows magnificently on my HDTV and blu-ray player.
This page will share with you some basic information about the movie including the different blu-ray and DVD choices that you have. (Like the somewhat frightening Limited Edition Death Eater Case shown here.) This page will also share my review, reviews by more ordinary movie viewers like you and I and reviews by the experts. I hope you find this information useful in deciding whether or not you should own Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince..
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Official Movie Trailer
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Fast Facts
- ACTORS: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter
- DIRECTOR: David Yates
- BASED ON BOOK NUMBER: Six
- STUDIO: Warner Home Video
- MOVIE RELEASE DATE: July 14, 2009
- DVD RELEASE DATE: December 8, 2009
- RUNTIME: 153 minutes
- RATING: PG
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Description from Amazon
"As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. 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, Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Even as the decisive showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again."
Reviews Of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince By The Experts
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray Review by High-Def Digest
High-Def Digest calls Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince a no-brainer for a Harry Potter fan. They go on to say that the sound is of demo quality and that the video does a great job of showing what the director and the cinematographer intended. T
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray Review from Blu-ray.com
Blu-ray.com also liked the Half-Blood Prince, saying that the movie worked at every turn and that the blu-ray edition is impressive with the video called striking and the audio impeccable.
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Movie Review By The Movie Mom
The Movie Mom, whose advice I often recommend, says that Rowling ande Kloves (the screenwriter) have done a great job of putting together teenage issues with concerns about the world. She says that "the two themes do more than blend; they complement
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Review By Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media, another family friendly site, likes this “mature, relationship-focused instalment” of the movie.
Amazon Customer Reviews of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
As always, I am a big fan of Amazon customer reviews for this movie. I believe that reading what 'real' people (ordinary movie viewers) think of movies is a good indication of whether or not YOU will liike a movie. You should be aware that there are negative reviews of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but also that the positive ones are glowing.
M. Potter thought the movie makers did a great job and reminds us that you cannot recreate an entire book in a movie. (How true!) Barbara G. Jones is a 65-year old who was proud to add this movie to her collection and is also glad that this film speaks to all generations. Mother of One highly recommends WATCHING this movie but also recommends READING the book. Finally, Amazon customer reviewer Animal Lover recommends it for its sheer entertainment value.
You can read all of the Amazon customer reviews, both good and bad, by clicking right here.
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince Rated
This movie is NOT suitable for young children.
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince has scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality in the form of 'snogging' (as J.K. Rowling calls teen kissing.) It also has drinking of potions that causes intoxication; gross and disturbing scenes; and, peril and violence with zombie-like creatures. This movie is not for your young children.
Who is it for? The previous two Harry Potter movies were rated PG-13 but this one is rated PG, which seems a bit mild. The Movie Mom rates it for middle schoolers and that seems more appropriate. It is a dark and disturbing tale. Common Sense Media rated it for children 12 years old and up and they summed it up nicely when they said, "Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow."
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Have You Seen Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?
grannysage on December 22, 2011:
I just watched it again the other day. Amazing how many details you can forget (or is it just me?). I love all the Harry Potter movies. When we went to see Dark Hallows Part 1, there was a young boy next to us explaining to his father who all the characters were and what they were doing. It was delightful to hear his enthusiasm. My husband had brought a wand with him (never know when you might need one) and after the movie he asked the father if he could give it to the boy. The father responded, "the wand picks the wizard." Just how cool is that. I think J.K. Rowling has given us a great gift by creating this imaginary world.
Lisa from Rhode Island on July 13, 2010:
I love Harry Potter seen them all wonderful lens oh how i wish I could afford that bit of extra for that castle blue ray love it wonderful lens.
kohuether lm on July 12, 2010:
I like all of the Harry Potter movies. This one wasn't my favorite but it was still very good!
Vicki Green from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA on July 11, 2010:
I've enjoyed all of the Harry Potter books and movies. Great review and lens!
Robin S from USA on July 11, 2010:
Love Harry and I love this lens!
LoKackl on July 10, 2010:
Haven't seen Harry Potter yet or the half blood prince. But this lens tempts me. Blessed.
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on July 10, 2010:
Haven't seen it, but I certainly appreciate the great Harry Potter movie reviews!