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Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

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Dumbledoresgirl Fri 26-Jun-09 21:18:17

I have just seen this film advertised on tv and the clips seemed to show excerpts from throughout the HBP. I thought they were going to make 2 films out of this book, but it seems they have shoved it all into one film. Does anyone know if this is true?

epithet Fri 26-Jun-09 21:19:03

It's Deathly Hallows that is going to be split in two. HBP is all in one smile.

differentID Fri 26-Jun-09 21:19:21

it's deathly hallows that's been split- too much content would have been lost otherwise, I think.

Dumbledoresgirl Fri 26-Jun-09 21:22:15

Oh right ok. I don't know why but I thought they were making 2 films out of both of the last 2 books.

I had forgotten it was about to be released. I have something to look forward to now! wink

epithet Fri 26-Jun-09 21:23:13

I'm thinking the ending might be hard for you, DumbledoresGirl wink.

Dumbledoresgirl Fri 26-Jun-09 21:25:08

Well it would be if anyone other than Michael Gambon were playing the part. As it is, I might be cheering Snape on. smile

ingles2 Fri 26-Jun-09 21:26:15

I really can't wait.... I reread HBP, this week just to make sure I'm up to speed blush
I'm sure I'll be sobbing at the end.

epithet Fri 26-Jun-09 21:26:20

LOL! I think the whole cinema might be with you there.

persephonesnape Mon 06-Jul-09 18:25:40

go on snape!!

avada k....oops.

can't wait for this. seriously. we're on rothesay for our holiday and will be taking the smalls for a night out.

Dior Mon 06-Jul-09 18:31:03

I can't wait. I am so excited.

Wilts Mon 06-Jul-09 18:33:34

I am really excited as well, more so than the boys I think blush

Although we think this time ds2 is going to have to skip seeing this at the cinema.

Oh how I love Snape grin

TheFool Mon 06-Jul-09 18:34:48

I really should change my name in honour...

Jux Mon 06-Jul-09 18:34:55

I'm looking forward to this one. DD (9) and mum (84) are nearly wetting themselves over it already grin

tribpot Mon 06-Jul-09 18:38:12

Really excited about this film, it looks great from the trailers, lots of excitement plus of course Harry and - well, should one say or is there anyone likely to be reading this thread who hasn't read the book?

MumGoneCrazy Mon 06-Jul-09 18:40:07

I cant wait i've already got my tickets (thank you sis grin) and a babysitter (thank you sis-in-law grin) booked for the 15th

We're going to watch the 7pm viewing so not the 1st one sad but sil couldnt get here before half 5

MumGoneCrazy Fri 10-Jul-09 12:13:35

5 DAYS WOO HOO grin blush

sunfleurs Fri 10-Jul-09 18:20:12

The first showing is on Thursday morning next week. Ds will be at school and exh will have dd. I can't wait.

ShowOfHands Fri 10-Jul-09 18:25:07

We're going next Thursday. Haven't been to the cinema in 2.5yrs. Have never left dd before either. Am excited and nervous in equal measure.

MumGoneCrazy Fri 10-Jul-09 23:56:02

Ooohh its in our cinema on wednesday

maryz Wed 15-Jul-09 21:58:16

I saw it today - I wasn't particularly impressed as I feel they left out a lot from the book. They didn't explain a lot about the horcruxes or about Tom Riddle's background. They put in a few extra and unnecessary bits (I thought), the Harry/Ginny part was a bit strange, and the ending was frankly very bland.

Just my opinion, but I had read the book again in anticipation and I wish I hadn't.

Loshad Wed 15-Jul-09 22:05:56

I enjoyed it - of course they loads out, they always do in films but my ds2,3 and 4 enjoyed it and none of them have read that book (or maybe ds3 has, not certain) so they could easily follow the plot.

dietstartstomorrow Tue 21-Jul-09 14:55:49

Saw it last night and couldn't help but feel very letdown. This was my favourite book out of the 7 too sad

Seemed to focus more on the ginny/harry and ron/hermione storylines more than anything else.

smartiejake Sun 26-Jul-09 18:27:00

Same here- very let down. As other posters have said they left out lots of relevant info from the book (particularly in the build up to finding out who the Half Blood prince actually was) and the whole film had a rather disjointed feel to it. Had I not read the book I think I would have been rather confused.

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