Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Reviews
Originally written July 29, 2009--
As Death Eaters wreak havoc in both the Muggle and Wizard worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven for students. Though Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) suspects there are new dangers lurking within the castle walls, Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) is more intent than ever on preparing the young wizard for the final battle with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Meanwhile, teenage hormones run rampant through Hogwarts, presenting a different sort of danger. Love may be in the air, but tragedy looms, and Hogwarts may never be the same again. The final stage in the Harry Potter saga has been set! Not only is this the finest adaptation yet of J.K. Rowling's addictive canon, it's also the first to shine on its own merit, without having to rely on past films for its emotional weight. Director David Yates presides over several incredible CGI set pieces, but the real magic comes from the performances of the fantastic cast. This film is wonderful! Two thumbs way up!