Where were you at midnight? Sitting in a dark theater waiting for the previews to start before the magic of “Harry Potter” began. Me, too. And just to clutter up the online world of Harry Potter, I’m going to give you my two cents.
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is a showcase of the best work in British filmmaking. David Yates is a God-send who has made the fifth and sixth films far better than any of the previous films by initimately understanding British culture, getting spectacular performance from his actors and envisioning a film with a specific look.
The attention to detail in this film was outstanding-the art department outdid themselves. The director of photography deserves huge accolade for his use of color and the frame. There are few big budget films with this much artistry in them. Finally, the music in the film was absolutely incredible it was never overwhelming nor underwhelming. Watching the fim, it is clear that everyone working on this film loved their job and put everything they could into it.
Now on to the actors. Oh. my. God. Tom Felton is amazing! All the kids have really started to come into their own, but I was blown away by Tom’s depiction of a struggling kid who just wants to prove himself. Absolutely fantastic! All the actors playing Weasley’s were again brillant and funny. Emma Watson brought a strength to Hermione the books didn’t communicate to me.
So yeah, I’m pretty happy with awesomeness of Harry Potter and I’m looking forward to an early bedtime tonight.
Like I said last night, “This might be the only Harry Potter film worth buying on DVD.”