Book Review: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

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THE “GREAT MOVIE” PAPER FLM 260 Rompf, Spring, ‘16 Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter and HBP) is the sixth movie in a series of eight. The Harry Potter series is a magic journey about a boys fight between good and evil, and his own personal struggles with the darkness that is growing within him. With the help of his two best friends Ron Weasley who is played by Rupert Grint, and Hermione Granger played by Emma Watson, Harry, played by Daniel Radcliff, has an almost impossible task of defeating the dark Lord Voldemort also know as Tom Riddle in another lifetime. The Harry Potter series is based on the wildly popular book series written by J.K Rowling. Why is Harry Potter so popular? I believe it is because the films and…show more content…
With each film comes different challenges with this film they went beyond just London and Hogwarts, and had harry and Dumbledore adventure from a train stop to a house in London, and eventually to a cavern in the side of a cliff. Another way way he suggested a change in this film is by making Hogwarts itself seem darker, emptier and more ominous than ever before. The lighting change suggests that dark times have fallen upon the school; this is a technique that David will use in the remaining Harry Potter Films as well. As well as using lighting to change moods, special effects as well play a huge role in making all the magic in Harry Potter come…show more content…
The movie opens up with deatheaters apparating (teleporting) through London wreaking havoc on muggles (nonmagical folk). While Harry was staying with his muggle aunt and uncle for the summer, he is cut off from the wizarding world with only the exception being what he reads in the daily prophet, a newspaper that highlights the news from the wizarding world. After a reckless summer riding trains headmaster Albus Dumbledore recruits Harry to try and bring back professor Slughorn to teach potions again. Professor Slughorn was the potions master for many years at Hogwarts and took much pride in the students he taught, even keeping a shelf full of photos of his favorite and most accomplished students. It was imperative that Slughorn returns to Hogwarts so that Dumbledore can retrieve a memory from back when slughorn was a teacher for Tom Riddle (now known as Voldemort). Dumbledore says “This memory is everything, without this memory we are blind, without this memory we leave the fate of our world to chance.” It took some convincing but eventually Slughorn could not say no to Dumbledore, and although potions were previously taught by professor Snape, he gladly stepped aside. Professor Snape than was able to apply and accept the positions to teach defense against the dark arts, which was what he originally applied for and was unsuccessful for
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