Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

DVD - 2009
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Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry will have to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort's defenses, a critical piece of information known only to Horace Slughorn, Hogwarts' former Potions Professor. Dumbledore manipulates his old colleague into returning to his previous post with promises of more money, a bigger office and the chance to teach the famous Harry Potter.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 21, 2018

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth movie based on the novel of the same name written by J.K. Rowling. After the events of last year, extreme protection will have to be provided for Harry. Lord Voldemort is gaining more power by the minute terrorizing individuals and slowly trying to take over the government. However, Harry focus is also on his old potions textbook. The book contains written-in spells he has never heard of and instructions that are better than what the textbook had. He also spends the year trying to figure out who the owner of the textbook is, The Half-Blood Prince. Nonetheless, this will be a very interesting year for Harry Potter. If you enjoyed the Harry Potter novels, or the other Harry Potter movies I would recommend watching The Half-Blood Prince. This movie does not have as much excitement as the last to movies, but the information is important for the story. I would not recommend this movie to a younger audience. Overall, if I had to rate this movie, I, would rate it four out of five stars. @SapphireReads of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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AnnieDay2008
Nov 05, 2018

This movie is BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We watched this THOUSAND times!

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JIMAD
Jul 09, 2018

How is this the worst? Order of the phoenix is.

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Gwen904
Jun 10, 2018

How do people call this the 'worst movie' or 'silly'? This is a fabulous adaption of the sixth book, and I love it and all the other Harry Potter stuff too. The romance is SUPPOSED to be there because Harry and his friends are OLDER. I think this was a really good continuation of the series, packed with plenty of magic, action, Dumbledore, romance (as I mentioned previously), and friendship.

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kpelish
May 13, 2018

One of the darker stories in the Harry Potter adventures, with death of a major character and the introduction of horcruxes. On a lighter note, the dating mishaps are entertaining as the characters spread their wings as teenagers on the cusp of adulthood.

acardona305 Jan 04, 2018

The second worst of the films. The film fails to touch on many of the details that help the viewer understand what is going on during some of the more nuanced moments of the film. The film touches a little bit too much on the teen drama without demonstrating how the character's relationships are growing and how those bonds will assist them in protecting not only themselves but those around them. The more emotional moments are not properly framed thus leaving the viewer with a small amount of the feeling that the books convey.

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pemberely
Sep 18, 2017

THE WORST OF THE HARRY POTTER FILMS!!!! HEAR ME OUT: I happened to read the book before the movie came out (that was a first), but I was excited about the movie's potential because J.K Rowling makes extensive use of MEMORIES. Yup, those. Where are they. Especially with regards to Tom Riddle's mother. The book is built on the past more than the other books in the series are. I'm not an HP fan, but my sister , who is, agrees with me 100%. Like I've said, this movie had potential, but alas, no.
Honestly, if film length was such a problem they could have edited out all that quirky stuff between Harry and friends.

One of my favorites among the Harry Potter movies. It nails the atmosphere and does a better job of covering important points.

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marlopalo
Aug 29, 2017

yasssssss. best movie in the entire series of movies of the WORLD!

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burgundy_fox_61
Aug 28, 2017

I really enjoyed this movie. As a diehard Potter fan I was quite disappointed in "The Order" but I really really like this one. To all you who have never read the books: You really should. There is just SOOO much you miss, characters they change, and minor details they cut - that are all actually so essential!!

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Gwen904
Aug 11, 2017

Hermione: WILL. YOU. STOP. EATING?!
Ron: What?

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Gwen904
Aug 11, 2017

"He's covered in blood. Why is it that he's always covered in blood?" - Ginny Weasley

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OldWolf
Jun 24, 2016

Slughorn: What do your parents do in the Muggle world?

Hermione: They are dentists.

Slughorn: And is this considered a dangerous profession?

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bookworm900
Jul 27, 2014

Harry potter: "I'll give Slughorn the back the new one. He can't complain it costed nine galleons.

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xofairy
Jul 21, 2013

"I see you are Dumbledore's man through and through." "Yes, yes I am, Minister." Rufus Scrimgeor and Harry Potter.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Harry Potter: I just know.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Severus Snape: Indeed. Your evidence?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Professor Minerva McGonagall: That is a very serious accusation, Potter.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Harry Potter: It was Malfoy.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Arthur Weasley: Times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people. They can tear them apart.

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marlopalo
Aug 29, 2017

marlopalo thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 35

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burgundy_fox_61
Aug 28, 2017

burgundy_fox_61 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Tamuril2341
Feb 06, 2015

Tamuril2341 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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lol_kristy
Oct 18, 2014

lol_kristy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

blue_cat_4253 Jul 14, 2014

blue_cat_4253 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12

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blue_owl_398
Apr 03, 2013

blue_owl_398 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Carolynwu
Mar 12, 2013

Carolynwu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 45

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EmilyDietrich
Aug 01, 2012

EmilyDietrich thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Clawstar Apr 07, 2012

Clawstar thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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JamieA
Feb 19, 2012

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Harry is shown bleeding in front of the Ministry of Magic, as the result of an attack that took place after the second-to-last scene of the previous film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Wizarding and Muggle worlds and has chosen Draco Malfoy to carry out a secret mission. Severus Snape accepts Bellatrix Lestrange's challenge to make an Unbreakable Vow with Draco's mother, Narcissa, to protect Draco and fulfill the assignment if he fails.
Harry accompanies Albus Dumbledore to visit former potions professor Horace Slughorn, who has gone into hiding. Slughorn agrees to return to teach at Hogwarts as Dumbledore tells Harry that Slughorn's return to Hogwarts is crucial.
Leaving Fred and George's new shop, Harry, Ron and Hermione notice Draco and Narcissa associating with Death Eaters in Borgin and Burkes. Harry believes Voldemort has made Draco a Death Eater, but Ron and Hermione are sceptical. On the Hogwarts Express, Harry spies on Draco, who hints to his friends that he does not plan to return to Hogwarts next year. Draco discovers Harry's presence and immobilises him, but Harry is rescued by Luna with her Spectrespecs

mazharthegreat Jun 22, 2012

Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry will have to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort's defenses, a critical piece of information known only to Horace Slughorn, Hogwarts' former Potions Professor. Dumbledore manipulates his old colleague into returning to his previous post with promises of more money, a bigger office and the chance to teach the famous Harry Potter. The dark Forces finally attack the Astronomy Tower, Hogwarts due to the help of Draco Malfoy, who is a Death Eater too. It also tells about Dumbledore's through the hands of Severus Snape, who turns out to be a faithful sevant of Lord Voldemort!

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nadian Jan 02, 2010

Violence: Scenes of fantasy related violence.

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