Just returned from the new Harry Potter film. While I must admit it was visually gorgeous, the plot was kinda meh.
—Sunday, July the 19th, 2009 at 11:45 am.
Oh, I KNOW. While the romantic comedy stuff with the kids was hilarious, they spent too much time on it and not nearly enough time focusing on Voledmort’s back story, which was the main point of the book – finding out about Voldemort and how to destroy him.
The end of the movie didn’t make much sense to me. There was no explanation about WHY Snape called himself the Half-Blood Prince – having read the books, I know the answer to this and no why it’s kind of a big deal – and also, what was the point of Draco doing all that work to get the cabinet working if the only thing the Death Eaters did was to blow up Hagrid’s Hut and some windows? Were they only there to witness the death which occurred after they arrived? Again, having read the book, I know the real reason for Draco working with the cabinet to let the Death Eaters in, but still. Ugh, I’m kinda frustrated. The movies were getting better and better as they went along, and they dropped the ball somewhat on this one.
I agree. Without having read the final books, I found much of the second half of this film quite unmotivated and rushed. To counter some of my negativity though, I think I should point out one of the draws of the film: All grown-up Hermione.