#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, and in both wizard and muggle worlds Lord Voldemort and his henchmen are increasingly active. With vacancies to fill at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledore persuades Horace Slughorn, back from retirement to become the potions teacher, while Professor Snape receives long awaited news. Harry Potter, together with Dumbledore, must face treacherous tasks to defeat his evil nemesis.
Plot: As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects perils may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemorts defenses and to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Even as the decisive showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
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The seventh installment, the appetiser.
As the ultimate wizarding battle between good and evil draws ever closer, Harry, Hermione and Ron bunk off from Hogwarts to go search for the “Horcruxes” with which to halt the ever stronger Voldermort and his army, on the way they learn the importance of the Deathly Hallows artifacts.
So this is the one that sees the comfort confines of Hogwarts left behind as our intrepid trio of best pals hit the mountains and forests in search of the tools to stop old snake face in his tracks. In what is ultimately a chase/escape movie, one where the characters have to fight not only a number of challenges that come their way, but also their new found in-fighting capabilities, Deathly Hallows 1 wonderfully dangles the carrot for the final series entry to come. But the overriding thoughts you come away with from it is that firstly it’s not really that much fun, and secondly that it shouldn’t have been a stand alone movie. Too much of it plods where exposition and padding strains to get the film through its near two and half hour running time. Without the hustle and bustle of Hogwarts, and the myriad of characters that reside within, film struggles to escape the over reliance on just three central characters and a ream of MacGuffins. While some of the comedy and tender moments fall flat because tone is firmly pitched at dark clouds a gathering. However, where it does reward is with the action sequences, with David Yates once again proving he’s a considerable talent when it comes to directing such passages.
New additions to the cast list feature Rhys Ifans, Peter Mulan and Bill Nighy, all welcome, and all sadly underused. As is the return of some older characters from earlier series entries (do you remember John Hurt was in the first film?!). While the thread involving the Ministry of Magic, and its nasty transformation into a Nazi like call for non-magical folk ethnic cleansing, is supremely adult and hits the nerves as it should do. Of the three principal young adult actors, it’s still Emma Watson leading the way on ability, but alongside her, Radcliffe and Grint have earned our love and respect over the years for having to carry the weight of such expectation that has come with these roles. Fact is, is that now, having grown up with them and their characters for over ten years, we surely can accept them for not being multi ranged child actors. They have had to embody one character each for a decade, the range as such is the naturalism of aging through childhood like they have. Job done!
Tension is high and the magical moments engage big time, but the draggy nature of the beast makes this a film purely working as an appetiser to something sure to be far bigger and better. 6/10
Has the quality direction of _Order of the Phoenix_ but manages to separate itself from that movie by having a script that isn’t shit.
Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go.
Immensely satisfying for fans who can see the movie behind the book
I was lucky enough to see a preview of Half-Blood Prince three days before opening day. I saw it a second time with my son who is not quite ten, but who is generally mature for his age and doesn’t scare easily. The two viewings give me the unique advantage of both the adult and the child perspective on the movie.
I only recently started counting myself a true Harry Potter fan after my son introduced me to the movies a couple of years ago. I finished the last book only three weeks before seeing the movie adaptation of Half-Blood Prince the first time.
With all the book details very fresh in my mind, I had high expectations of the movie. And Yates, the production crew and the cast definitely delivered. The movie impresses on many levels from an artistic point of view. The stripped landscapes and washed out colors convey a constant feeling of dread and foreboding. The standard train trip to Hogwarts was particularly stark, seen against a landscape scorched by a hot summer sun and dotted with dark pools of water. The usual lush greenery and joyous train ride are nowhere to be seen.
Personally, I felt the pace was spot-on and that the movie elegantly made time for all key plot points. But only if you enjoy a plot line driven by character and emotion. For the younger lot, looking for frightening wizard duels and attacks by magical creatures, the first hour and a half of the movie drags on a bit. My son certainly became fidgety, and didn’t appreciate the finesse and sophistication of the plot and cinematic approach.
Most of the threatening and darkening tone of the movie was also lost upon him, whereas I reveled in the finer details contributing to a general sense of ever-encroaching darkness. There are worse things in life to be afraid of than big hairy spiders. My son missed seeing those – I was a lot more intrigued by the ominous undercurrents made palpable by the indomitable trio of David Yates (director), Steve Kloves (screenplay) and Delbonnel (photography).
Some people feel that the romantic comedy aspects played too large a role in the movie, but I felt this aspect added some much-needed lightness and human drama to the movie. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) all find themselves dealing with the vagaries of young love – from dealing with unwanted advances to finding love in unexpected places. The romance was aimed perfectly at the young teen market, and I found myself cringing ruefully at some of Lavender Brown’s love-obsessed stunts and smiling wistfully at the tenderness between Harry and Ginny. Haven’t we all been there at some stage of our lives?
All in all, Harry Potter is growing up. And so is the market for these movies. If you’ve seen all the movies up to now or read all the books, and your are at an age to appreciate the adult themes and movie techniques, this movie should fall pitch-perfect on your ear. You are likely to leave the cinema filled with a heart-wrenching sadness for innocence lost.
Purist fans will most certainly complain bitterly about numerous sub-plots, events and characters that were cut from the movie and the odd scene that doesn’t exist in the book. But Yates’ truly gutsy adaptation really works and brings a depth and clarity to the main themes of the book that is quite extraordinary. He manages to capture the lingering lightness of that time before the serious business of adulthood sets in, alongside the relentless buildup to the final showdown between The Dark Lord and The Chosen One. And the lack of closure at the end of the movie is no accident, I believe. Just like the book, this movie leaves you aching to see how it all ends (never mind the fact that you already know).
I must also commend the acting. The young leads have all matured in pace with the maturing content of the books and their acting shows it. Rupert Grint shines brightly in the somewhat Shakespearean love comedy he finds himself in, and makes the most of his new-found sport hero popularity. Emma Watson hits the spot, portraying Hermione’s emotional vulnerability with gentle confidence and softness.
As for Radcliffe, it’s easy to miss the evolution he’s undergone as Harry, since there are other actors ostensibly given more to do in this outing, like Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright, both of whom get the opportunity to take their characters to a new level. Tom Felton, especially, does a remarkable job. But Radcliffe’s task of playing the steadfast and courageous, yet not flashy or arrogant hero, remains a difficult one. Especially on second viewing, it becomes clear how his understated and controlled performance speaks very much to the type of man Harry Potter is shaping up to be. A man who is left with a tremendous responsibility at the end of this movie and takes it up without flinching. The boy-wizard is no more.
Of the older guard, Alan Rickman’s Snape was a consummate performance, … obviously. And Michael Gambon’s portrayal of Dumbledore never felt more right than in this movie. Jim Broadbent’s Slughorn is deliciously played with just the right mix of off-putting sycophancy and endearing pathos.
All in all – a triumph all around!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, or Ron Weasley and the Half-A**ed Romance?
This movie butchered the magic of the book. I seriously wasn’t sure if this was the same movie… Why didn’t Dumbledore pick Harry up from the Dursleys and give them a piece of his mind? Where was the Slug Club? Why didn’t Harry know that Sirius’ house was now his? not to mention Kreacher? It plays a big part in the next movies! Why weren’t the lessons with Dumbledore fully developed? You find out almost NOTHING about Voldemort’s past. Where were Bill and Fleur? Where was the twins’ shop? (Blink and you miss it) Where was Hagrid? Where was Neville? Where was Quiditch? Where was Tonks’ and Lupin’s relationship??? What, am I just supposed to believe that they get married out of nowhere in the next book? Where was Madam Rosmerta’s role? Where were apparition lessons? How are the trio meant to move from place to place in the next books? Magic Carpet?!?!?! Where was Dumbledore’s funeral? Where was Harry’s and Ginny’s relationship and break-up? Where was Scrimgeour? Where was the big fight at the end? Where was the set up with the diadem? Where was Fenrir Greyback? WHY for the love of all that’s holy, did Harry just STAND there while Snape murdered Dumbledore before his very eyes? He was meant to be PETRIFIED (literally)!!! And not only that, but Snape actually SEES Harry, and does nothing about it. Won’t Harry find it kinda odd that a Death Eater sees him, practically defenceless, and doesn’t do anything about it? Harry is meant to believe that Snape is a full fledged Death Eater, yet he lets Harry get off scott free? That is a SERIOUS oversight in the plot of the book! All these things listed above, the major plot points, weren’t there! I couldn’t find them!
What I COULD find however was: The burning down of the burrow…?!? Dumbledore seeming to only JUST realize that Voldemort used Horcruxes even though he was meant to have already destroyed one… and not only that but I also explicitly heard Dumbledore say: “They could be anything”!!! In the book, he clearly points out that they WOULDN’T be just anything, that Riddle liked collecting things. In the movie, he makes out as if it could be any old thing, a shoe, a can, a piece of paper… (better get searching then Harry, I found the ring, because “Magic leaves traces”, but when I die, you’re screwed!!!) Some random waitress in some random diner… A rock concert tribute to Dumbledore… A revealing of Hermione’s love for Ron… and i DEFINITELY found Ron’s and Lavender’s relationship and… sexual innuendo?? OK, the Ron and Lavender subplot in the book was quite nice and funny but in the movie, it completely shadowed the ACTUAL story! they were snogging all over the place! it was impossible to focus on anything else with them popping up everywhere! It turned the movie into some sickly rom-com! and then I was shocked to find sexual innuendo! yup, believe it or not. And i know I wasn’t the only one because i heard laughs and hoots all around the theater. The scene where Ginny bends down to tie Harry’s shoelaces… what is up with that? Hey hang on a minute, isn’t Harry’s cloak meant to be a hallow? Good thing Luna CHARMED it off him then!!!
MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD
So, not only did they destroy the capodopera that this movie could have been, but they also didn’t set up the next movie/s. How are Harry, Ron and Hermione going to start looking for the Horcruxes if they don’t even know what they COULD be? How are the contents of Dumbledore’s will going to be passed along if Scrimgeour doesn’t even exist? How is Harry going to remember that Xenophilius was wearing the symbol of the Hallows at the wedding if the WEDDING CAN’T EXIST??? And HOW is Voldemort going to get the wand from Dumbledore’s tomb if 1. the TOMB Isn’t THERE and 2. THE WAND Isn’t IN THE TOMB ANYWAY!!! How is Harry meant to remember where the diadem was if he NEVER BLOODY SAW IT!!!! How are they going to use Grimmauld Place and Kreacher, not to mention Dobby if there was never even a whisper about what happened to them???
This movie was thoroughly disappointing, and I really think they should… remake it basically!!! Because not only was THIS movie bad, but it’s set to ruin the next ones as well. The only slim ray of hope (because hope springs eternal) left for the next movies is that they include what they missed out in HBP at the start of the first seventh one. They’ve got like 5 hours for the rest of the Harry Potter story so they could fit it in.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 33 min (153 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Director David Yates
Writer Steve Kloves (screenplay), J.K. Rowling (novel)
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Dave Legeno, Elarica Johnson
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 38 nominations.
Production Company Heyday Films, Warner Bros.
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Film Length 4,063 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 4,228 m (Spain), 4,245 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), IMAX Digital 3-D (some scenes) (IMAX version), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), 70 mm (horizontal) (Kodak Vision 2383)