Monday, 20 July 2009
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Stretched and lacking spark
Whether you have read the book or not, the latest Harry Potter film is an exercise in patience for nothing much is happening except for some light romance and usual Hogwarts talk,it is almost like a dead TV series, going to the same expected places, except for the death of a main character in the end.
The performances are riveting though - Radcliffe, Watson and Everett are all endearing, while Frank Dillane as the 16-year-old Tom Riddle exudes menace in a brief role and Jim Broadbent digs deep as the new teacher of Potions. Still, when it all adds up for entertainment, adventure and fear, we can only hope that the last part delivers that much needed punch.
A romance flickers between Ron and Hermione
Meanwhile love brews for Harry and Ron's sister Ginny
Draco Malfoy is up to no good
"Once again I must ask too much of you Harry," says a solemn Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows shall be released in two parts in 2010 and 2011.