Friday, July 10, 2009

Getting Excited!

Just 5 more days for the opening of the newest Harry Potter film, THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE, based on book 6 in the 7 book series.
Of course, I'm looking forward to seeing the film. Harry, Ron and Hermione are now legend!
Ron, Hermione, Harry. (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

I also love the Weasley twins, and Luna Lovegood. And even Draco Malfoy-bad boy extraordinaire.
Fred and George, or is that George and Fred? (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

Luna Lovegood. (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

Draco Malfoy. (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

New cast members include Freddie Stroma as Cormac McLaggen, the obnoxious Gryffindor who wants to play Quidditch keeper and whom Hermione invites out to make Ron jealous, Jessie Cave as Lavendar Brown, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as 11-year old Tom Marvolo Riddle, Frank Dillane as 16 year old Riddle, Helen McCrory as Narcissa Malfoy and Jim Broadbent who plays Horace Slughorn.

Cormac McLaggen. (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

Narcissa Malfoy. (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

Lavendar Brown, in love with Ron Weasley. (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

Horace Slughorn. (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

Albus Dumbledore, Professor McGonagle, Hagrid, Lupin, Tonks, Mr. & Mrs. Weasley, and more are of course back in action. As is the evil one, Lord Voldemort.

The trailers are enticing. Here's one:

The HP chatter online is increasing, with discussions about the prolific talents of the supporting cast, a countdown until the movie opens at Mugglenet, and reports of fans and their many methods of expressing their own magic.

But nothing beats the wiki, which lists the entire cast, has a great synopsis, and three different trailers, with a list/links of all TV spots and other media releases collected in one place!
You can see tons more photos, like the ones posted in this blog, here.
Ginny Weasley. (c) Warner Bros. Pictures

Bellatrix and Snape-(c) Warner Bros. Pictures.

The only gripe I have so far is that Romilda Vane is far too pretty!
Romilda Vane-(c) Warner Bros. Pictures.

The red carpet is already rolled out as early screenings are happening in various places.

And the reviews are predominantly good. Rotten Tomatoes gives a 96% score at this early stage of the game (and has a host of trailers and bits of the movie available for viewing, too).

While most of the HP news is positive, there's the bit about the actor who plays Vincent Crabbe, caught growing marijuana. Do you think that has anything to do with casting him as a bad guy?

And one final note: this current HP fix will have to do for a long time. The last book will be made into a movie, split into two parts. The first part is due out November 2010 and the second part isn't due until July 2011.


Angie said...

Are you going to the midnight showing? They are NOT going to have one here! What a bummer!!

Saipan Writer said...

Hi, Angie,

I didn't make it to the midnight show. (But I am wearing my new HP and the Half-Blood Prince tee shirt, all day and night!)

The Saipan Blogger said...

They skipped the fight at the end where bill turns into a werewolf.