Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright, Jessie Cave, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Frank Dillane
Director: David Yates
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. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince; it is two and a half hours of nonstop Potter magic. Beginning in London, we see things have taken a turn for the worst. Magic is spilling into the life of the Muggles, with Voldermorts Death Eaters on a rampage through the city. Hogwarts is not as safe as it has been for our heroes either. New dangers lie very close to home and Harry suspects that evil may be closer than anyone realises. With our heroes growing up, romance is also playing a hand in the adventures of our trio. They run headlong into adolescent hormones, love potions and concoctions that make Hermione and Potter a little bit tipsy, and Harry finally notices Ron's younger sister Ginny. But romance never runs smoothly.
There is a fantastic game of Quidditch that is completely mesmerizing in the snow and fog of Hogwarts. The Wintry feel of the film adds to the foreboding that you feel watching. You can sense that this is just the beginning of Voldermorts resurgence, and we will be gearing up for one hell of a fight in the coming two movie installments. There is no tidy ending for us in this film with many questions being left unanswered.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is shot with the usual breath taking cinematography, and is directed by David Yates, who directed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. With an awesome soundtrack as well, be prepared to be amazed.
The movie is definitely for those who have grown up with Harry Potter, it is not all fantasy adventure in this movie. With our favourite Wizards and Witches growing up, we have all had to as well.
Release Date July 15th 2009