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Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince (Year 6) (2 Discs)

Featuring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Rupert Grint

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Irrelevant and mind numbing

| | See all mikedennedy1's reviews (2)

almost completely leaves out the entire storyline which totally removes the magic from the books. maybe the creators wanted a light hearted instalment before the dramatic finale(s) but by removing such important plot points. many people who have not read the books found HPDH: P1 somewhat confusing due to the bad set-up created by this film. a near travesty although admittedly, the parts which are good really are done well.

  Well-done as far as the HP films go

| | See all A1234J's reviews (7)

I believe the HP series keep getting better and better with each one. I liked the special features of this DVD, but always wish there were more. I also think the growing cast gets better and better with each film and Dan, Emma, and Rupert have clearly gained acting skills throughout the years which is shown in this film.

  Good twist (If you didn't already know the plot)

| | See all HarryPotterGuru's reviews (8)

I have always loved whatever the Harry Potter series has brought out. I love parts of this but I havent even read the book and it seems like they missed vital parts out for some reason.

However it is probably for me, my favourite so far... they get better and better, I always think that the next isn't going to be as good and it always turns out to be better than the one before.

Anyway, any Harry Potter film gets a 5 Star from me, purely for the fact that I look forward to the next and have never been disappointed.

I deliberatley don't read the books or any info any of them because it's more exciting when you don't know what's going to happen, even though it is quite predictable most of the time. There was a bit of a surprise (but I'm not going to create a spoiler in case you havent seen it).

Overall I love all seeing all the actors in this. A lot of our top British actors/actresses have been in this at some point and they just play the roles really well.

Can't wait to see the the next one on Friday!!

Sad it's coming to an end, I've seen every one at the cinema for the last 10 years and now looking forward to the next HP installment is coming to an end.

  Excellent Film!

| | See all Macca250's reviews (4)

Strong entry in the Harry Potter series, will certainly not disappoint. Brilliant plot, great acting and will leave you dying to see the next instalment. However, the extras on this DVD are uninspired and silly. There is little point in buying a 2-Disc set when the 2nd disc will just gather dust.

  Could there be magic yet?

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I've seen every Harry Potter film so far released and have been underwhelmed by all of them. I've never really been interested by the somewhat flimsy plots nor engaged by the characters. There's something parochial about them, partly because so much of each movie is set in or around Hogwarts. In fairness, however, none of these limitations are likely to bother the target audience. Half Blood Prince is yet again set mostly in the school for the magically gifted but this time the story manages, to some extent, to surpass what has gone before. The plot is fuller than in the previous episodes, and the familiar characters are growing up, thus giving scope for them be fleshed out -- suddenly they're much more interesting to us older viewers. The acting has also improved over the years -- even Daniel Radcliffe has lost most of his woodenness. All in all this is the best of the Potter films so far, despite suffering from some of the failings of the others.

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  The best in the series so far!

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Wont talk to much about the story incase I start talking about the end of the film.

Certainly the most enjoyable film in the series with great acting and amazing special effects.

Now this really is the beginning of the end....

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  Best one yet

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There hasn't been a decent Harry Potter film since, Chamber of Secrets but this one has set the series back on track. This one stuck to the book well and it turned out great. The acting was actually quite good and the directing was great. Hopefully, Deathly Hallows, will live up to this one.

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  Year 6

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This movie is a little strange in many ways and is not really a great movie in it's own right like many of it's predecessors. This is really much more of an in-fill movie which continues the story from the previous film and builds up to an ending which isn't really a proper ending but more of a prelude to what's coming next.

You can't help but notice similarities to the ending here to 'Empire Strikes Back' where it really leaves you wanting much more right now and it's a little frustrating to have to wait so long for the 2 part final installment.

Still a great film in this series but because of the nature of this movie being the penultimate offering it's not as good as the others. 8/10

  shame the director never read the book

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As ever the special effects are great and the acting in this one is fine, however, while in places the film is true to the book there seem to have been some unnessasary minor alterations which are a little annoying but not really a big deal, the film misses out one of the main parts of the book at the end. Because of this you have a long film building up to a huge climax which never really comes, also, there is a scene in the middle which those of you who have read the book will know has materialised from nowhere and has no relevance to the story whatsoever. All in all an enjoyable film to watch but just not true to the book at all and im sorry but to me that is an insult to one of the greatest series of books ever written.

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