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Reviewed by Captain Lyaf Yarr

Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Director: David Yates
Run Time: 153 minutes
Rated: PG

Summary: Harry’s 6th year of Hogwarts begins with Harry noticing something suspicious about Draco Malfoy. At school, Harry discovers he can take potions under a new professor and finds a copy of the required potions textbook owned by a former student. The Half-Blood Prince has scribbled all over the book rewriting much of the instructions. When Harry follows the Prince’s instructions, he discovers he makes potions better and faster. After school hours, Dumbledore is showing Harry more about Voldemort’s life in an attempt to discover Voldemort’s plans.

Why I watched this movie:

I watched this movie because we just got it as a DVD.  I can’t wait til movie seven is out!


  • The acting in general by everyone is great! I thought everyone did a superb job! They couldn’t have picked a better Professor Slughorn. Actually, I think they’ve cast everyone perfectly so far throughout the series.
  • There was so much humor in this movie. I loved it and it makes me laugh. Luna and Ron were the source of most amusement. Slughorn too.
  • I like the scene where after Ron had won the Quidditch game, Hermoine was sad and furious at him and shot birds at his head. Poor Hermione. Don’t worry you and Ron will get together eventually.
  • Lavender was so funny. Poor Ron and his chapped lips.
  • I enjoyed watching the flashbacks of Voldemort’s life. I wish there’d been more than the two they used.


  • Draco Malfoy looked weird to me in this movie. I think it’s his hair. I liked how it was before.
  • I wish that they had Dobby and Kreacher in this movie. They keep excluding Dobby from the movies which is very sad because they probably won’t show him and what he does in book seven. Dobby was a good friend to Harry.
  • I wanted to see a Defense Against the Dark Arts class with Snape teaching it. Do disappointed it wasn’t in the theatrical release.
  • I also wished that they explained more about who the Half-Blood prince was, there was just enough to get it but not enough to deliver a huge impact.

Last minute thoughts: This was one of my favorite movies and I can’t wait for it Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows to com out!

Buy: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Two-Disc Limited Special Edition), Harry Potter Years 1-6 Giftset (Widescreen Edition), Harry Potter Years 1-6 Giftset [Blu-ray], Harry Potter Years 1-6 Giftset (Full-Screen Edition)

Movie Rating: I give this movie 5 treasure chests!

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