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Harry Potter and the 
Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Preceded by: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Succeeded by: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010)

Director:
David Yates
COUNTRY
UK/USA
GENRE
Fantasy/Drama/
Adventure
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Harry Potter og halvblodsprinsen
RUNNING TIME
153 minutes
Producer:
David Barron
David Heyman
Screenwriter (based on the novel by J. K. Rowling):
Steve Kloves


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe ˝
Hermione Granger Emma Watson ˝
Ron Weasley Rupert Grint
Professor Horace Slughorn Jim Broadbent
Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane
Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon ˝
Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith
Severus Snape Alan Rickman ˝
Ginny Weasley Bonnie Wright ˝
Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter
Remus Lupin David Thewlis

 

Review

Harry Potter continues in this custom-made film series with another pleasant but unremarkable entry. This time, chances are that fans of the books will be more disappointed than those who approach The Half-Blood Prince unknowing of the action (for reasons I will not discuss further here), but all viewers will leave the cinema with too many unanswered questions concerning the film’s ending. Up until then, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint give charming, insightful performances centered around teenage life, and the film is at its best when farthest from the action. Not for the first time in the series, the enigmas and characterological relations (ie. the comprehensiveness of Rowling’s universe) is more interesting than the realization of the action. I wanted to know more about Harry Potter while watching The Half Blood-Prince, but I realize now that I'd rather pick up the books. The performances are solid all over, with Alan Rickman and Jim Broadbent standing out.

 

Copyright © 16.9.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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