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Monday, July 27, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) offers a job to Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) to be the new Potions professor. But Dumbledore has an ulterior motive; he wants Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) to retrieve a memory from Slughorn. Years ago, Slughorn had Tom Riddle (Hero Finnes-Tiffin and Frank Dillane) as a student. Riddle was brillant, but used his powers for evil and became Lord Voldemort. Slughorn's memory will help in the battle to defeat Voldemort, who continues to gather his army.

Mean bully Draco (Tom Felton) is tipping around town and the campus, hanging with the Death Eaters, who are faithful to Voldemort. It is revealed that Voldemort has ordered Draco to do something horrible -- and Professor Snape (Alan Rickman) has promised to protect him as he carries out the deed. Crazy and dangerous Bellatrix (Helena Bonham Carter) is also involved, so things don't look good.

On top of this, Harry and friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) deal with navigating the world of love and romance. This is a good entry in the popular movie series, but not everything in the novel made it into the film. That fact does not detract or weaken the storyline. The end of the film is a perfect lead-in for the next two films which will end the series.

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