Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J. K. Rowling's Books
If you are a Harry Potter fan, most likely you have read all J.K. Rowling's books. If you are not a reader, then you watch the Warner Bros. movies. They grabbed your attention, and you can't get away. The obsession of the Harry Potter stories is worldwide, whether it is with the book or just the movie, even both. The story is something that a whole family can experience together, and I highly suggested it. When your family decides to watch , snuggle up because it’s time to experience a much darker and deeper Harry Potter movie than the earlier ones. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Moviegoers’ first reaction to Half-Blood Prince is how much those kids have grown up. They look so much older, and the story grows with them and gets darker. The actors surpassed their adolescence, and the characters have mastered their wizard training. If you have read the book, then you are aware of the overall plot and outcome of the movie.
Sure. The story is darker, and Harry Potter learns more about the dark secrets of Voldemort and how to overpower the evil wizard once and for all. But, one main character in the story will perish, which is a pivotal point in Rowling’s series, and may be hard to bear.
Harry Potter Books or Movies?
Have you read all the Harry Potter books?
Yates Directs Harry Potter Movies
David Yates directs the movie, and he is by far the best of all directors of the franchise, which is evident by his return to finish the last three installments after directing . Yates experience as a British television director keeps the story above the special effects. Yates told IMDb, "I like to create an atmosphere where actors feel safe enough to take risks. I certainly don't believe in being a macho bully; I'm not interested in frightening good work out of people. It's bollocks," he goes on to say, "In an ideal world, I'd bounce between big projects and no-budget TV dramas with fantastic scripts. A lot of Hollywood films tend to be bloated, bombastic, loud. At the same time, I do like the infrastructure of making a blockbuster; it's like having a big train set." Order of the Phoenix
Young Tom Riddle
In Half-Blood Prince, we discover more about the young Tom Riddle, the boy who eventually grows up to be Lord Voldemort, which is played brilliantly by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, the nephew of Ralph Fiennes. Ralph Fiennes plays Voldemort, which makes the casting quite the family affair.
Another new cast member to the franchise is Jim Broadbent as Horace Slughorn, the new potions teacher, a plot-driven character in the story of Harry Potter. Broadbent resume is extensive and probably one of the most favored character actors in the U.K. as well as the U.S.
Rowling's Final Scene
So, sit down with your family and enjoy the sixth installment of the Harry Potter films. At the end of the movie, Harry reflects with Ron and Hermione on the difference between him and Voldemort. It’s a meaningful line and poignant to the reason why we read Rowling’s series and flock to see Harry Potter movies.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Mobile Game
Even though we read the books, see the movies, and see the spin-offs like Fantastic Beasts, a Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Mobile Game offers a chance to play a game with the franchise. The mobile game is just another way to enjoy Harry Potter.
Play the video promoting the new game, and you will see some reactions to the game from real Harry Potter talent like one of the Phelps brothers. The game launched in the Orlando at Wizarding World of Harry Potter was exciting and eventful for those you attended the launch.
It is one of the first games where players experience being a character they choose and a Hogwarts student.
Future of Harry Potter
With spin-offs from Harry Potter stories, the theme parks, and mobile games, you walk into a Barnes & Noble bookstore and see Harry Potter fandom from the original story to Fantastic Beasts. Anything is possible with such a fantasy story.
Rowling's work inspires people to dream and be apart of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or write their fantasy books where families and friends bond sharing a fanciful reality.
© 2018 Kenna McHugh